Council is delighted to announce the appointment of Jess Middleditch as the new Secretary of the

Oxford Down Sheep Breeders’ Association.

Jess brings considerable administrative experience to her new role and also has a strong background in pedigree sheep breeding. Her brother Harry previously bred the very successful Knowl Oxford Down flock on the family farm in Suffolk.

Jess and her partner farm near Thetford in Norfolk where both commercial and pedigree sheep flocks run alongside an arable enterprise.

Council would like to thank outgoing Secretary Holly Plante for all her work for the Association and wish her well in her future studies.

Jess will be attending NSA Sheep 2022 at Malvern and the Worcester Show & Sale and looks forward to meeting members at these events.

The dates for the 2022 shows and sales have been added.

The Association has two official sales, held at Worcester market on Saturday 6th August and Melton Mowbray market on Saturday 10th September. The entries at both sales are subject to inspection by a veterinary surgeon and Association inspectors. Catalogues are available from the auctioneers or from the Association’s website shortly before each sale. There is normally a good selection of both rams and ewes available at these sales. Further details can be found here

One of the best ways to see some quality Oxford Down sheep and meet members of the Association is to visit a show which has Oxford Down classes. Breeders will be pleased to discuss any aspect of the breed or the Association in the sheep lines after judging. Further details of where to see Oxford classes can be found here

We have now added an interactive Google map listing all our registered Oxford Down Breeders.

They are listed by Flock and breeder name and show accurate locations.

Contact details of breeders are available by emailing

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