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Business Boosting Export Opportunities at NSA North Sheep

International visitors will provide the British sheep sector with business boosting export opportunities at NSA North Sheep 2009.

Julie and Gordon Sedgewick

Julie and Gordon Sedgewick

Inward missions are expected from throughout the EU-27 and as far away as Australia, New Zealand and the USA to the National Sheep Association northern region’s biennial one day event to be staged on Wednesday, 3 June at Laund Farm, Chipping, Preston by kind permission of the Stott family.

“NSA North Sheep will showcase the full range of UK products and services available to the international sheep industry,” explains British Livestock Genetics Consortium’s Rob Wills who will be discussing potential worldwide trading opportunities at a breakfasts briefing. “We are pleased to participate and to be able to assist in bringing international visitors to the event so that they can see and experience the UK benefit for themselves.”

AHDB’s Remi Fourier and Mike Adams will go on to discuss the buoyant demand for British genetics from overseas breeders. “The British sheep industry is the largest in Europe, it has a dynamic breeding programme and a vast selection of breeds to offer,” says Mr Wills. “We are currently witnessing immense interest in our genetics, in particular from the EU-27 member states who are seeking to restock and progress their respective sheep sectors.”

NSA North Sheep organiser, Julie Sedgewick commented: “We are extremely proud of our sheep industry, its efficiency and having the ability to produce world class lamb. The opportunity to offer some of our skills and resources overseas is an extremely positive move forward at a time when our industry continues to contract and that interest is accompanied by a welcome financial boost.”

For further information on NSA North Sheep 2009 please contact event organiser, Julie Sedgewick on 01388 664496.

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