Oxford Down breed
As the name indicates, the Oxford Down mutton breed comes from Oxford, England. The breed originates in the 1800 when, due to the wars, sheep breeders aimed at improving the properties of mutton, wool and hide. The aim was to breed a sheep that could provide mutton for keeping the troops fit as well as wool and hide for keeping them warm.
Raja-Karjalan Oxford Down
Our farm, specialising in Oxford Down mutton breed, is situated in North Karelia, in the beautiful village of Tohmajärvi about 60 km south of Joensuu.
In addition to breeding animals, we produce lamb meat, wool, hides and on a small scale some derivatives from these raw products.