Interactive workshops

Workshops at NSA events offer visitors the chance to hear from and chat with industry experts in an informal environment on a range of practical sheep husbandry and farm matters.

NSA Central Region Early Gathering added even more to the workshop programme for 2019 with five different workshops on offer. With most of the workshops repeated throughout the day, all attending had the best chance to make sure they didn't miss out on some vital information!


Workshop title


10.30am – 11.15am


and repeated


1.30pm – 2.15pm

Keep your movements legal!

NSA Central Region Early Gathering major sponsors Shearwell Data Ltd will provide a useful refresher session on how to keep your livestock movement recording and reporting within the law.


This important subject always raises questions so please join us to hear from the people that know how best to record data.

10.30am – 11.15am

Q & A with the NSA Next Generation Ambassadors

Ever wanted to know more about the NSA Next Generation Ambassador programme?

Hear from ambassadors from the last five years speak about their experiences and how and what it has helped them achieve in their careers to date.



11.15am – 12.00


and repeated


2.15pm – 3.00pm

Stamp out lameness – The five point plan

This session on the FAI five-point plan delivered by event mainline sponsors MSD Animal Health Ltd offers sheep producers a clear lameness management strategy and a practical protocol for reducing incidence of foot problems.

1.15pm – 2.00pm

Understand your future customer

Event mainline sponsors AHDB Beef & Lamb join us for an interesting discussion on how to recognise your buyer and meeting the market that they demand.

The growing halal market will also be discussed.



11.15 – 12.00


and repeated


2.00pm – 2.45pm

Sheep Scab – The challenges and new solutions

Leading industry expert Lesley Stubbings will join event mainline sponsors Bimeda to share experiences in tackling sheep scab, exploring options for controlling it by using new tools and employing old ones more effectively.

A mobile dipper will be at NSA Central Region Early gathering and will form part of this interesting workshop.