Oxford, also known as Oxford Down, Sheep are the largest and
heaviest of the Down breeds. With a capacity for fast growing and early
maturity, it is an ideal crossing ram, producing light carcasses in early
lambing flocks earlier than its contemporaries and catching the market whilst
prices are good. When kept for heavy lamb production, the heavier carcasses are
produced without unwanted fat, being most suitable for today's market.
Content and Photo Source: National Sheep Association.