NSA Central Region Early Gathering

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Despite chilly temperatures outside the warmth of the market concourse attracted a good number of visitors to NSA Central Region gathering at Bakewell Market on Thursday 24th January 2019. The combination of seminars featuring some leading names from the sheep sector, interactive workshops, exhibitors demonstrating the latest in sheep innovation and products and a hotly contested Next Generation Shepherds competition drew NSA members, friends and neighbours from across the NSA Central Region. 

Following this year’s event theme of ‘Vital information for an uncertain future’ seminars discussed antibiotic resistance and the future market for sheepmeat before concluding with an update on the latest Brexit proceedings from NSA Chief Executive Phil Stocker and Defra Livestock Advisor Jonathan Gill, drawing the largest audience of the day. Phil comments: “NSA Central Region Early Gathering arrives at a crucial time for British agriculture as we all wait with bated breath to hear the outcome of the final deal in Brexit negotiations. It was encouraging to witness attendees at Thursday’s event, and in particular those joining myself for the Brexit seminar, are looking forward as positively as they can despite the uncertainties that could lie ahead of us.” 

Useful information:

Event location - Bakewell Market, Agricultural Way, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1AH

Opening times - 10am - 4pm

Ticket price - FREE for NSA members. £5,00 for non-members 

 

 

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Three seminars were spread throughout the day at 2019's NSA Central region Early Gathering.

The sessions kicked off with a panel of industry experts, including leading sheep vets, discussing the increasingly important topic of responsible antibiotic use. As popular media continues to raise questions over the health benefits of red meat in addition to increasing claims livestock production is ruining the British countryside and wider environment, seminar two looked at how industry can overcome this and counteract the damaging and, in many cases, false allegations.

The programme finished with a well-informed panel including NSA Chief Executive Phil Stocker and Defra officials leading a session to update attendees with the latest developments on Brexit as we prepare to exit the EU.

 

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Panel

10.30am – 11.30am

Ensuring the effectiveness of antibiotics in the future by tackling resistance challenges

With increasing coverage on the need to reduce antibiotic use in livestock production this seminar will explore practical examples of reducing antibiotic use through vaccine use and best practice.

Chairman: Charles Sercombe, Leicestershire sheep farmer and NSA English and Central Region Committee member

Panel: Fiona Lovatt, Sheep Vet at Flock Health ltd.

Jonathan Statham, Animal Health and Welfare Board of England.

12.00-1.00pm

Securing a future market by giving the general public 'permission to eat' our lamb

How do we overcome perceived wisdom that red meat is bad for the environment, bad for human health and bad for animal welfare?

Chairman: Alastair Sneddon, Bagshaws Senior Partner and NSA Central Region Chairman

Panel: Anna Farrell, AHDB Beef & Lamb UK Communications and Market Development Director

Dave Stanley, Pasture Fed Livestock Association

Jim Beary, Peak District, progressive upland sheep farmer

1.30pm – 2.30pm

‘Brexit’ – What we know so far…

An update on the UK's position as we prepare to exit Europe in just a few short months

Chairman: James Bickerton, Reaseheath College Agriculture course manager and NSA Central Region Committee member

Panel: Phil Stocker, NSA Chief Executive

Jonathan Gill, Defra livestock policy advisor

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Agrimin Ltd

Agrimin 24.7 Smartrace boluses for the mid pregnant ewe guaranteed supplementation through to peak lactation. 
T: 01652 688046 
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AHDB Beef & Lamb

AHDB Beef and Lamb Better Returns Programme (BRP) provides technical information for producers on selection, breeding, feeding, forage, health, fertility and costings. 

T:  024 7647 8834

E: [email protected]

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AL Fencing

Electric fencing replairs. 

T: 01246 211425

E: arran_lang[email protected]

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Baavet Woollen duvets

Manufacturers of wool duvets, pillows, mattress toppers and natural fibre mattresses. Made in the UK with 100% British wool.

T: 07507 598696

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Bimeda

Global manufacturer, marketer and distributor of animal health products and veterinary pharmaceuticals.

T. 01248 725400

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Carrs Billington

Suppliers of comprehensive ranges of health, feed and sundry products to the farming and rural communities at competitive prices. 
T: 01785 760535 
E: [email protected] 

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Datamars Agri UK

Data products and sophisticated systems for animal identification, management and health delivery.

T: 07487 552250

E: [email protected]

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Farming Community Network

The Farming Community Network (FCN) is a voluntary organisation and charity that supports farmers and families within the farming community through difficult times.

T: 01332 602124 / 07833 638562

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Highgate Hill Fencing and Agricultural Contracting

Fencing and agricultural contractors.

T: 07469 194906

E: [email protected]

Horner Shearing

Shearing and clipping equipment.

T: 01200 427419 
E: [email protected] 

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Lleyn Sheep Society

The modern breeding ewe which works well with the terminal sires. 

T: 01758 730366 

E: [email protected] 

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LLM Farm vets

LLM Farm Vets are a team committed to the progression of the livestock industry through excellence in all that we do.

T: 01948 663000

E: [email protected]

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Massey Bros (Feeds) Ltd

T: 01477 536300 
E: [email protected] 

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Minexcel Nutrition

Minexcel is a respected company providing livestock mineral supplements.

T: 07776 194155

E: [email protected]

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MSD Animal Health

Producers of animal health products. 

T: 0370 060 3380

E: [email protected] 

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NFU

NFU, an organisation that champions all farmers and growers in England and Wales.

E: [email protected]

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Peak District National Authority

T: 01629 816233

E: [email protected]

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Reaseheath College

Reaseheath College is one of the UK's leading land-based colleges based in Cheshire. Offering a range of further education, apprenticeships and higher education.

T: 01270 625131

E: [email protected]

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Roxan ID

EID tagging system for slaughter or breeding sheep. Roxan Tagfaster dispenses 20 batch tags or 10 sets of coloured twins. 
T: 07951 969087
E: [email protected] 

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Rural Payments Agency

T: 07810 856539

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SAC Consulting Veterinary Services

SAC Consulting Veterinary Services provides advice and laboratory services to thousands of customers in Great Britain, Ireland and Worldwide.

T: 07717 815527

E: [email protected]

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Shearwell Data

Animal identification systems. Excellent sheep/cattle/pig tags, comprehensive on-farm software. Full EID systems. Free eartag replacements (conditions apply). 
T: 01643 841611 
E: [email protected] 

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Suzuki

Suzuki’s range of innovative ATVs from the lightweight Ozark250 to the powerful Kingquad 750 are ideal for sheep farmers. 

T: 05000 11959 

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Thomas Smyth Farm Supplies

T: 07714 769802

E: [email protected]

Timac Agro UK

For almost 60 years, TIMAC AGRO a subsidiary of the Groupe Roullier, has been offering agronomic and animal nutrition/welfare solutions that improve agricultural performance in an environmentally-friendly way

T: 07399 814506

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Volac

Volac manufactures high quality milk replacers and colostrum alternatives, bypass fat products such as Megalac and silage inoculants. 
T: 01223 206877 
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Zoetis Animal Health

Zoetis Animal Health is committed to supporting the agricultural industry.

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