New 1350gns Oxford Down record at Worcester
new Oxford Down breed record was created at the 2021 Worcester Show & Sale when the overall and male champion at the pre-sale show, a shearling ram from Vickie Jones’ Billesdons flock from Leicestershire sold at 1350gns to Andrew Rutherford for his Langrigg flock at Guards Farm, Gretna, Dumfriesshire. The previous record of 1000gns was set at Worcester in 2009.
It was a red-letter day for the Billesdons flock which also had the female and reserve overall champion at the show, a shearling ewe which went on to make the top female price of the day at 500gns.
With an improved quality entry forward, there was strong demand for females from both new and existing breeders alike, coupled with some very strong bidding for rams.
Overall, there was an excellent trade for the breed, resulting in the most successful Oxford Down sale at Worcester for over a decade.
Full report to follow.
20 shearling ewes £276.15
4 ewe lambs £257.25
5 flock ewes £237.30
9 shearling rams £621.83
4 ram lambs £391.12
Overall 42 head sold to 1350gns and averaged £354.75.