What farmers say

 

“We use Oxford tups on Texel x Mule ewes and find that the lambs are lively, with plenty of get up and go.  They are good converters of grass into meat and are suitable for the store or prime market.”
R & M Phillips & Sons, Bridge House Farm, Buxton, Derbyshire

 

 

“I am very pleased with the performance of Oxford rams crossed with my Texel x ewes.  The ewes lambed outdoors in April, during cold, wet weather.  The Oxford lambs had good wool cover at birth and were very lively and up sucking quickly. They grew rapidly and I started to market them in late August.  My Oxford crosses sold deadweight in late September averaged 21.3kg and R3H.”
G Sedgewick, Binchester Hall, Bishop Auckland, Co Durham

 

 

“I like Oxford rams because I’ve found they are stronger than some of the other breeds I’ve had over the years and they cope very well with the Exmoor winters.  I have put the Oxford to some of my Exmoor Horns and some lightweight Texel ewes which have produced strong, solid lambs.”
I Nicholls, White House, Exford, Minehead, Somerset

 

 

“Oxford rams produce strong store lambs from our Cheviot cross and Welsh Mountain cross ewes. They are sold at Leek market and have ready buyers.”
J Wain, Upper Hulme, Leek, Staffordshire

 

 

“My Easycare ewes have an easy lambing when tupped by an Oxford ram and the lambs gain weight quickly.”
A Rees, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

 

 

“We put the Oxford ram to Texel x Mule females.  They make good prime lambs, with plenty of growth and vigour, especially at birth.”
P & O Donald, Little Millbrex, Fyvie, Turriff, Aberdeenshire

 

 

“I use Oxford rams on 200 Mule and Suffolk x Mule ewes which lamb outside in March. The Oxford cross lambs are not difficult to lamb and they have good birth coats which help them to stay alive. Because of its fast growth rate, the Oxford cross produces a big prime lamb early. We sell through St Merryn Meats or at Raglan market where our Oxford crosses are usually among the top price per head. We find that weight pays. The Oxford is very underrated as a terminal sire.”
John Griffiths, Park House, Rhiwderin, Newport, South Wales

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