The NSA Lambing List for 2013/14 is now open, with the intention of matchmaking farmers who need assistance at lambing time with veterinary and agricultural students required to undertake a lambing placement as part of their educational studies.
Phil Stocker, NSA chief executive, says: “The Lambing List is a very simple but effective process – we collate a list of NSA members looking for help at lambing time and provide contact details so students can approach them directly to ask for a placement.
“And an added bonus this year is the list will be hosted on our new website dedicated to young people – www.nsanextgeneration.org.uk – meaning students seeking the list will also find an online resource packed with useful information about forging a career in the sheep sector.”
The 2013/14 list will be made available later this month. Students wishing to be updated when the list goes online and each time it is updated should email firstname.lastname@example.org. Farmers wishing to be added to the list should contact NSA Head Office as soon as they are able, by calling 01684 892661 or emailing email@example.com with their name, NSA membership number, address and contact telephone numbers, plus the dates help is required to and from. Other useful information includes how many students/helpers required, whether or not accommodation can be provided, if experienced help is required, the number of ewes to lamb, and if they lamb indoors or outdoors.