About Oxford SheepAbout Oxford Sheep

Photo Source: National Sheep Association
Photo Source: National Sheep Association
Oxford, also known as Oxford Down, Sheep are recognized as the largest and heaviest of the Down breeds. Renowned for their fast growth and early maturity, they are highly valued as crossing rams, particularly for early lambing flocks aiming to capitalize on favorable market prices.

These sheep are known for their ability to produce light carcasses in early lambing systems, allowing producers to access markets when prices are at their peak. Additionally, when raised for heavy lamb production, Oxford sheep are capable of producing heavier carcasses without excess fat, aligning well with the preferences of today's market.

Overall, Oxford Sheep are prized for their combination of size, growth rate, and suitability for various production systems, making them a popular choice among sheep farmers aiming to optimize their operations for profitability and market demand.

Oxford Sheep Associations

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