NSA North Sheep is expecting a turn out of more than 6,000 visitors,
including delegations from 11 different countries, to its venue
at North Hanging Wells, Eastgate in Weardale, Bishop Auckland,
County Durham on Wednesday 6 June.
The NSA’s northern region’s one day bi-ennial event
has attracted more than 180 trade stands along an event record
of 40 breed societies and associations. The event will be officially
opened by NSA chief executive, Peter Morris.
Ideas and information to help producers in their business making
decisions will once again be delivered at a series of seminars
focusing on topics ranging from getting to grips with the latest
genetic developments, countryside management and sheep health.
Event major sponsor, George F White will be staging a forum to
discuss climate change at farm level, and the National Scrapie
Plan Road Show will be providing an update on its progress.
New and emerging export market opportunities will be discussed
at a breakfast seminar, while farmers will be able to field their
questions on the future of sheep marketing to a panel of speakers
at lunchtime Question Time.
NSA North Sheep will also feature a range of activities including
the EBLEX live lamb selection, foot trimming and ram MOT demonstrations,
the Intervet stock judging competition, sheep shearing and Intervet
In addition, all visitors will have the opportunity to tour
the host farm and learn more about the Skidmore family’s
4,000 ewe enterprise which is firmly focused on not only maximising
output, but also maintaining the environment.
NSA North Sheep 2007 chairman, Hans Pörksen says: “We
are offering a format which offers not only sheep farmers, but
the entire industry the opportunity to learn more about the latest
developments which will help them to plan their own business
strategies in preparation for the full impact of the current
regime come 2012. The event will provide our exhibitors with
a shop window for the overseas delegations keen to do business,
and for visitors from all stages of the production chain, the
chance to catch up, share ideas and ultimately take home information
to help improve their unit’s efficiency and profitability.”
For further information on NSA North Sheep 2007 please contact
event organiser, Julie Sedgewick on 01388 664496. www.northsheep.org.uk
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