Catalogue now available for the Annual sale of Oxford Down Sheep at Worcester

on Saturday 7th August 2021.


36 Females

26 Rams


Click below for Catalogue

Oxford Down Catalogue 07 08 21
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Entries are open for the Association's official sales at Melton Mowbray and Carlisle. Please see the details below for each sale.


These are both official Association sales so please only enter well grown, correct sheep that are well presented, in good condition and are good examples of the Oxford Down breed.


Melton Mowbray Show & Sale


Saturday 11th September 2021


Please click on the links below for more information:

Melton Mowbray Show & Sale 2021

General sale schedule

Sheep entry form

Auctioneers: Melton Mowbray Market

Scalford Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 1JY

e-mail sales@meltonmowbraymarket.co.uk

Tel 01664 562971


Please see also see attached file for further information.

Melton Mowbray schedule 2021
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The Melton Mowbray Show & sale is being organised and catalogued by the auctioneers themselves this year and entries should be sent directly to them or via Grassroots Online.


If you submitting entries online and are entering rams as eligible for registration or ewe lambs you must notify them on Grassroots Online in advance of submitting your entries.


The closing date for entries for Melton Mowbray is 5th August.


Carlisle sale

Saturday 18th September 2021


Auctioneers: Harrison & Hetherington

Borderway Mart, Rosehill, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2RS

e-mail info@borderway.com

Tel 01228 406 200


Entries should be sent directly to the auctioneers.


Closing date for entries for Carlisle is 9th August.




1. All members should have received a copy of the 2021 Flockbook - brilliantly put together as usual by Alan Hambley. How fantastic to see so many new members in it. We also sent out a complimentary trailer sticker which we hope you like, and will display with pride! More can be bought for £3 each plus post and packing - please contact secretary@oxforddownsheep.org.uk



2. Great news to report regarding the dispersal of the Gorse flock - Whittington Oxford Downs have bought the flock and have posted these words on their Facebook page:

"We are very excited and honoured to have been able to purchase 26 ewes/ewe lambs and the stock ram Greenlands Roland from John Brigg's (831) Gorse Flock.

We think John's stock are fantastic and we will be keeping them registered as a separate, (to our current flock on paper) closed flock as they have been for the last 50 years (although they will have a new flock number and name in due course).

We are very excited to build on John's years of hard work and dedication. As well as striving to improve the Oxford Down as a breed, we are going to be building our direct sales of breeding stock, wool and meat products over the next few years and also do our best to promote the Oxford Down as a terminal sire, by hopefully crossing our tups with some Lleyns next year and sharing the results."


3. Martin Johnson of The Longfriday flock has reported in very pleasing results from 42 head of Spring lambs at Melton Mart. Please continue to send in any reports you have so that we can publicise the results.


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