Oxford Down sired lambs can compete against other breeds very favourably as proven recently across the UK:
James Porter (Sundown flock) sold his first draw of Oxford and Oxford cross lambs at Norwich market averaging 43kg and £140 for the pen.
Andrew Rutherford (Langrigg flock) sold his first draw of pure Oxford lambs at Longtown mart to £144 for 8 lambs, averaging approximately 50kg. His second draw of pure Oxford lambs sold at £149, and the third draw were close to the top of the trade at £167, beating all Suffolk consignments and all but two of the Texel pens.
Ruth Steele (Weeton flock) sold three pure Oxford and Oxford cross ram lambs at Selby market averaging 46kg and making £134 per head.
Lisa and Scott (Connage flock) sold at Huntley Mart in Aberdeenshire: "We put some of our January 1st lambs to Huntly live auction sale on Wednesday & our prices were £146 for 56kg lambs & they were 18 weeks old".
Martin Johnson (Longfriday flock) sold at Melton Mowbray: Top price achieved for cull ewes was £160. Top price achieved for pure bred lambs was £146
John Griffiths (Montrose flock) sold at Monmouth and Oxfords achieved the highest price "Oxford Down lambs topped Monmouthire Market on May 19th. 60Kg £162.80"