NSA runs a series of regional Young Shepherd Competitions, as well as a biennial national final. We also support a UK team in attending the European and World Finals. More here.
While the five NSA sheep events running this summer will all include an NSA Next Generation Shepherds competition, two NSA regions are planning whole days dedicated to encouraging shepherding skills in young people.
NSA Marches Region and NSA Eastern Region will be running exciting and sociable days, where attendees can spend time watching and participating in various demonstrations and practical sessions – with the option of selecting various competitive elements if they wish to also enter an NSA Next Generation Shepherds competition.
More at www.nationalsheep.org.uk/events
The sheep sector into the UK needs innovative, enthusiastic and professional young people coming through in order to survive. NSA Next Generation is dedicated to encouraging and supporting the sheep farmers and service providers of the future.
This website collects lots of information useful to young people in the sheep sector, whether you’re farming in your own right, starting to take more responsibility in a family business, just beginning as an new entrant or one day hoping to get into the sheep sector. Take a look around – and if you can’t find what you’re looking for, or have some new information to share, please get in touch.
NSA Next Generation Ambassadors are a group of up to 12 young people selected every year to take part in a series of special training and personal development sessions. The first group was selected in 2014. Find out more here.
NSA helps young people find work experience, college/uni work placements and employment in the sheep sector, through our network of farmer members. More here.
NSA supports its sheep farming members by promoting those farmers in need of lambing staff. Agricultural students and trainee vets can use these valuable work experience placements to gain vital skills. More here.