NSA Virtual Celebration of Sheep Farming - Breeding the Best!
Date: 12th August 2020 - 13th August 2020
NSA opened its first virtual ‘event’ in mid August, welcoming farmers to an online platform packed with competitions, webinars and exhibitors ‘stands’. More than 250 people took part in the online competitions which included carcase grading and photography. Congratulations go to all of the winners. Winning the top prize in the carcase grading Sara Wakefield from Frodsham, Cheshire, meanwhile the Scottish Blackface stand took top spot in the breed stand competition. In the photograph competitions, Eilidh Garrett took top spot in the under 16s competition with her lovely jumping Ryeland lambs (pictured) while Donna MacKenzie won the adult photography competition (pictured). Elsewhere the event ran six webinars covering a wide range of topics. NSA Operations Support Manager Louise Hart, who ran the webinars, comments: “The event have seen six fantastic webinars and workshops which delivered a diverse range of subjects around the topic of breeding the best. We saw plenty of engagement from the attendees with thought-provoking question and answer sessions after the presentations. A big thank you to all our speakers and sponsors for enabling this knowledge transfer to take place. It was great to see international attendees and shows how webinars enable us to connect to a wide audience across not only valleys but oceans. We encourage anyone who missed them to look back at the recordings, which are available here."