Oxfordshire breeder Harry Bishop (Astlebury Flock No 925) and Emily South had a great result for the Oxford Down breed yesterday at the South of England Winter Fair.
Their Oxford x Beltex carcass won the champion carcass in the native class, with a 49kg live lamb, killing out at 25kg.
This carcass went on to win the overall reserve champion carcass of the show. It was sired by a home-bred Oxford ram from Harry's Astlebury flock out of a Beltex ewe.
Congratulations to Harry and Emily on their success, which provides valuable publicity for the breed and shows what the Oxford can produce commercially as a terminal sire.