September 9, 2019

The catalogue for the Melton Mowbray Show & Sale on Saturday, 14th September is available here Melton Catalogue.  There is an entry of 37 head comprising:

14 shearling ewes (1 MV acc, 13 non acc)

4 ewe lambs (MV acc)

1 two-shear ram (MV acc)

16 shearling rams (5 MV acc, 11...

June 17, 2019

Entries are now open for the Oxford Down Show & Sale to be held at Melton Mowbray market on Saturday 14th September.

Entries can be submitted online at home.grassroots.co.uk  

(Click on ‘For Farmers’ then 'Melton Show and Sale’ and then ‘Melton Entries’)

For postal...

August 20, 2018

TRADE FOR Oxford Downs peaked at 420gns at the breed’s annual show and sale at Worcester market.

Leading the sale was the male champion from the pre-sale show, a shearling ram from James Brown’s Monkstone flock at Redberth, Tenby, Pembrokeshire which went to Northumber...

July 30, 2018

What an amazing turnout of Oxfords at this year's show

Congratulations go to Lesley Parry for winning Breed Champion with her Ewe lamb and to The Brown Family for their fantastic win of Interbreed Ram lamb!

President Martin Johnson was judge at this years show and here's...

July 18, 2018

The Oxford Down Sheep Breeders Association had a stand at the NSA Sheep event in Malvern.

2 Pens of Oxford Sired lambs were kindly provided by Mr and Mrs Sturgess, Leicestershire to show any potential tup customers what an Oxford can produce commercially.

May 26, 2018

We welcomed 20 keen breeders who are interested in helping progress the Oxford Breed.
We had a very interesting talk from AHDB Beef and Lamb about the use of EBV's and also heard from breeders of performance recorded polled Dorsets and Shropshire who wish they started...

May 15, 2018

                              
This year’s gathering is fast approaching and will be held at Newlands Farm, Bozeat NN29 7LB by kind permission of J.E.G. James on the 25th August (the bank holiday weekend)


We aim to meet at approx. 10.30 a.m. for tea’s and coffee’s, follo...

April 24, 2018

A pen of pure Oxford prime lambs topped the sale of new season lambs held at Rugby Farmers Mart, Stoneleigh on 9th April, making £161 per head.   Consigned from Martin Johnson's Longfriday flock at Wollaston, Northamptonshire they weighed in at 49.5kg.  This excellent...

September 18, 2017

Top price for Oxford Downs at the Melton Mowbray native breeds sale was a 520gns bid for a Billesdons shearling ram by Horsley Uncle Bob from Vickie Jones, Husbands Bosworth, Lutterworth, Leicestershire. It sold for commercial use to regular Oxford ram buyer Reg Philli...

August 17, 2017

The annual sale of Oxford Downs at Worcester market peaked at 750gns for a shearling ram.  An improved quality entry met a good trade with 42 head selling to average £232.12, up £38 on the year.

Ewe lambs and shearling rams were in demand with the best of the shear...

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