Oxford Down


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Oxford Down

a short-woolled, Downs-type meat sheep with dark brown face and legs. Called also Oxford, Oxfordshire Down.
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A total of 16 breeds plus crosses will be represented, the numbers being: 1844 Texel, 1333 Suffolk, 700 Bluefaced Leicester, 343 Charollais, 194 Beltex, 176 Lleyn, 83 Border Leicester, 66 North Country Cheviot and 162 pedigree sheep from the Berrichon, Blue Texel, Dutch Texel, Hampshire Down, Oxford Down, Poll Dorset, Roussin, South Down and Vendeen varieties.
The Oxford Down Sheep Breeders Association were among the exhibitors at the successful Royal Welsh Spring <B Festival at the weekend
Fixing the judge with steely gaze and whistling gently, he got the nod over an Oxford Down entry from Roland Williams, who runs an insurance and finance business in Abertystwyth.
We test 14 locations from Clara Barton Road in Oxford down the river every month," he says.
By chomping several tons of grass each year, the Oxford Down ram, who is 5ft tall and almost 6ft long,has hit the scales at his record weight.
Angry doctors began screaming about not getting paid, regulators threatened to close Oxford down, and litigation lawyers circled overhead.
Injuries and bans left poor boys Oxford down to the bare bones - but they still gave aristocrats Forest the fright of their lives.
KELSO RAM SALE 2012 RING 1 MV accredited 10 Vendeen, 13 Hampshire Down, 6 Easycare, 90 Border Leicester, 6 Blue Texel, 25 Berrichon Du Cher, 130 Beltex, 9 Polled Dorset, 72 Texel, 14 Oxford Down.
Eirlys Jones headed the sheep line-up with her two year old Hampshire ram as the local Brown family claimed the group of three trophy with their Oxford Down trio.
There are also Charollais, Lleyn, Beltex, NCC, Border Leicesters, Berrichon Du Cher, Dutch Texels, Hampshire Downs, Millennium Bleu Du Maine, Oxford Down, and Vendeen rams on offer.
The gene bank project will support moves to conserve the 28 rare breeds of sheep from across Britain, including the Oxford Down, the Greyface Dartmoor, the Hebridean, the Southdown, the Norfolk Horn and the Teeswater.

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