Sheep industry in spotlight at National Sheep Association 2014 event

Securing the future of the UK sheep industry is one of the main aims of the National Sheep Association 2014 event in July

A farmer with his flock of sheep
A farmer with his flock of sheep

Securing the future of the UK sheep industry is the overarching focus for the National Sheep Association’s leading technical event, NSA Sheep 2014.

NSA chief executive Phil Stocker said: “This year we have chosen to focus on developing and securing a future for our industry.

“We will be promoting our NSA Next Generation project and our Young Shepherd of the Year competition as a way of showing the opportunities the sheep industry can offer to young people as a source of vibrant career opportunities.

“NSA intends to build on the success of previous Sheep Events and our regional events to encourage and showcase a new generation of innovators, ideas and products in all areas of the sheep industry.”

At the 2012 NSA Sheep event visitor numbers were in excess of 11,000, with 250 exhibitors.

This year’s event is set to be bigger and better, and is a must-visit for all involved in the sheep industry.

Free technical seminars will be held throughout the day, where industry experts will inform the seminar audiences of the most up-to-date information and news on the hot topics being covered.

Mr Stocker added: “NSA Sheep 2014 is set to continue as the leading event for the sheep industry.

“The NSA has a commitment to covering the issues vital to securing a future for the sheep industry for those involved now, as well as preparing the way for the next generation.”

The NSA Sheep Event is a biennial event organised by the National Sheep Association and will be held at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern on Wednesday, July 30.

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