OFFICIAL OXFORD DOWN SALES 2019

 

The Association recognises five main UK sales as official Oxford Down sales.

These sales are good events to see a selection of sheep from different flocks and bloodlines either for commercial or pedigree use.  Some details of the official breed sales are given below. Please contact the Association for more information.

 

Worcester Show & Sale

This is the Association's main sale and is aimed at both existing and prospective Oxford Down breeders. There is a good selection of rams and ewes forward at this sale and it is an ideal opportunity for breeders to purchase stud rams and for new breeders to purchase quality foundation stock. A show is held on the morning of the sale. There are usually also some rams suitable for commercial use.

Date: Saturday 10th August
Location: McCartney's, The Livestock Market, Worcester

Catalogue: Click here

Website: Click here
Organisers: Oxford Down Sheep Breeders· Association
Tel: (07527) 991776
Class of stock: Rams and females

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                              Shearling ram, champion and top priced sheep at Worcester 2009

                                                  The breed record holder Barley Park Tribute sold at 1000gns

 

 

Melton Mowbray Show & Sale

This Association show & sale is a convenient event existing and prospective Oxford Down breeders located in the Eastern half of the country and the Midlands. There is a good selection of rams and ewes forward at this sale and it is an ideal opportunity for breeders to purchase stud rams for use on their pedigree Oxford flocks and also for new breeders to purchase quality foundation stock. A show is held on the Saturday morning. There are usually also some rams suitable for commercial use.

Date:Saturday 14th September
Location: Livestock Market, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

Website: Click here

Further details: Click here
Auctioneers: Melton Mowbray Market Tel (01664) 562971
Organisers: Grassroots Systems Ltd Tel (01392) 437788 with Oxford Down Sheep Breeders' Association
Class of stock: Rams and females

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           A shearling ram, champion and top priced Oxford at Melton Mowbray

 

 

Kelso Ram Sales

Oxford Down rams have been consigned to the Kelso sales for over a century and the tradition continues to this day with rams suitable for both pedigree and commercial use usually on offer.

Date: Friday 13th September
Location: Springwood Park, Kelso, Roxburghshire

Website: Click here
Auctioneers: Harrison & Hetherington Ltd Tel (01228) 406200  
Organisers: Border Union Agricultural Society Tel (01573) 224188
Class of stock: Rams only

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                       A pen of Oxford Down shearlings at Kelso Ram Sales

 

 

NSA Builth Wells Ram Sale

The National Sheep Associations large multi-breed Welsh ram sale provides another good source of Oxford Down rams for both crossing and stud purposes. There is a show held on the evening prior to the sale.

Date: Monday 23rd September
Location: Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells, Powys

Website: Click here
Auctioneers: McCartneys, Knighton Tel (01547) 528621
Organisers: NSA Wales & Border Region Tel (01291) 673939
Class of stock: Rams and females

                             A pen of Oxford shearlings on the farm prior to sale at the NSA Builth Wells Ram Sale

 

 

Carlisle Native Breeds Sale

This sale offers a selection of rams and females suitable for pedigree breeding and is aimed at breeders and potential breeders in Scotland and the North of England.

Date: Saturday 22nd September
Location: Borderway Mart, Rosehill, Carlisle, Cumbria

Website: Click here
Auctioneers: Harrison & Hetherington Ltd Tel (01228) 406200
Class of stock: Rams and females

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                  An Oxford shearling ram at the Carlisle sale

 
 
 
 
 

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