The Chief Veterinary Officer for Wales, Christianne Glossop,
is to open NSA Welsh Sheep 2007. Dr Glossop, who has quickly
become a popular and respected figure in Welsh farming circles,
says she's delighted and is looking forward to the event. It
will be held at Graig Farm, Cross Ash, Abergavenny, on 23 May.
Chief Veterinary Officer for Wales, Christianne Glossop
Christanne has a particular interest in breeding techniques
and is responsible for animal health and welfare policy and strategy
in Wales. She is likely to find the event a stimulating and informative
occasion. The Turner family who are hosting the event run a traditional
system in a spectacular setting which commands view extending
far into Oxfordshire and Devon as well as Mid Wales. A hundred
trade stands have been booked and forty sheep breeds will be
There will also be a sheep dog trial and sale, a full programme
of seminars and competitions as well as the Open Stock Judging
Competition, for which the prize is a galvanised lamb weigher
given by David Ritchie (Implements) Ltd. Welsh Sheep will also
host the Inter College and YFC competition which requires teams
of young people to identify breeds of sheep from their fleeces,
identify farm/veterinary objects, judge sheep according to their
EBVs, and grade carcasses. Entries have to be received by 1 May
2007 with the competition limited to the first 15 teams to apply.
One member of each team of three should be under 21 on 1 May
2007. There is a £250 first prize, with a trophy.
Welsh Sheep's main sponsor is HCC.
Admission charges are £5 NSA members, £10 Non Members,
Students and children under 16 free. Advance tickets are available
from NSA Cymru Secretary Helen Davies before 30 April. The minimum
order is for three tickets at £5 each including VAT.
Helen Davies, can be contacted at The Meadows, Arddleen, Llanymynech,
Powys, SY22 6RX Tel: 01938 590535 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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