NSA Eastern Region Winter Fair

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NSA Eastern Region will be returning to Melton Mowbray Market for their 5th Winter Fair on Friday 28th February 2020. 

Further details on the event will be available soon but visitors will be able to look forward to the usual NSA seminars, demonstrations, trade stands and more.

Melton Mowbray Market will once again act as a warm, comfortable conference area, with award-winning cafe, and plenty of undercover and outside space to suit all types of exhibition equipment and displays. Patio heaters will also be in place around the building to keep everyone warm.

Event organiser is Jonathan Barber, NSA Eastern Regional Manager in conjunction with Ceres Solutions, Crogham Offices, Wymondham, Norfolk  NR18 0RR and can be contacted on 01953 607860 or [email protected]

A full gallery of pictures from previous events can be viewed here.


Visitors to NSA Eastern Region Winter Fair 2020 will have the opportunity to join a range of interesting and engaging seminars; 

The first speaker will start at 10.30 am in the warm and comfortable Banqueting Suite in the Market.

The focus of the talks is practical and helpful information to make your sheep flocks more profitable. Don’t miss out on hearing these top speakers. There will be ample time for you to ask questions.

 10.30  Nerys Wright - AHDB

                    “Effect of ewe body condition score on lamb weights to weaning”

Nerys has been looking into the positive effect that the correct ewe body score can have on flock production. 


11.00             Kat Baxter-Smith BVetMed CertAVP(EM) MRCVS

                    “Healthy livestock produce sustainable food.”

Kat is Veterinary Advisor to Ruminant Business Unit of MSD. She will explain how good health in your flock is crucial to sustainable food production.    


11.30             Lesley Stubbings – Independent Consultant

                    “Sheep - a profitable alternative to arable crops”

No one wants to miss Lesley’s talk - this time on sheep in the arable sector; pitfalls and benefits. 


12 noon         Jo Hodgkins & James White

                    “Sheep Flock within arable farming”  

James White is shepherd for Rob and Jo Hodgkins in Hertfordshire.  He will be talking about his experience moving to an arable farm and the changes he has seen.  Jo will tell you from an agronomy point of views about the best crops and mixes to grow. 


12.30   pm     Mike Gooding, Director Farmers Fresh

                    “What next for UK lamb?”

Mike will speak about the current trends in the export markets, and the emerging opportunities in non-EU countries. He will talk about the work of Farmers First and its two operating abattoirs, Farmers Fresh and Farmers Fresh Wales.


1.00 pm         Patricia Bush, DEFRA

                    “Environmental Land Management Schemes”

The ELM scheme is the cornerstone of our new agricultural policy. Founded on the principle of “public money for public goods”, ELM is intended to provide a powerful vehicle for achieving the goals of the 25 Year Environment Plan and commitment to net zero carbon emissions, while supporting our rural economy. Patricia wishes to introduce you to the proposed schemes and gain your thoughts and comments on what is proposed.


1.30 - 2.30 Lunch Break


2.30pm- 3.30pm                  NSA Chief Executive Phil Stocker

“Setting the sheep farming record straight”

Join NSA Chief Executive Phil Stocker to discuss the arguments the sheep industry can present to defend itself against the recent barrage of criticism against it. The seminar will cover the positive role of sheep farming in the environment, welfare at shearing and the nutritional benefits of eating red meat.





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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 and Lamb

AHDB Beef and Lamb (formerly Eblex) 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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Allflex Europe (UK) LTD

Major supplier of livestock identification products across all species. Products supplied direct from the website or by calling us. 

T: 01450 364120 

E: [email protected] 

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Bildabin Litd

Bildabin Ltd is a professional family firm established in 1979 as a Distributor for Roxell’s range of bulk hoppers, originally marketed as self build kits, hence the Company name.

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

T. 01248 725400

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British Wool

A full range of panels showing current wool market situation and useful hints on wool management. 

T: 01274 688666 

E: [email protected] 

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Charollais Sheep Society Ltd

One of the top three UK terminal sires, renowned for quality carcasses, easy lambing and flexible marketing. 

T: 01953 603335 

E: [email protected] 

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Crystalyx high energy molasses feed licks & tubs are the ideal way to supplement dairy, beef & sheep livestock. 

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Dart Ltd

Dart Training offers apprenticeships at levels 2, 3 and 4. Farm-based learning with friendly personal assessors, visiting farms each month.

T:01332 794910

E: [email protected]

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Denis Brinicombe

The original direct-to-farm business supplying ruminant nutrition and health products.

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EB Equipment Ltd

The UK’s leading manufacturer of bulk storage and conveying systems. Established for over 50 years. 

T: 01226 730037 

E: [email protected] 

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Farm and Pet Ltd

Farm and Pet is an independent, online pet pharmacy supplying products for all aspects of animal healthcare

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George Mudge & Co

Stand 8 
Sheep shearing equipment specialists; distributors of NZ Super Crook and S/H 12 volt and mains machines in stock. 
T: 01822 615456 
E: [email protected] 

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GLW Feeds Ltd

Specialise in roll, nut, pellet and meal-form compound feeds across Dairy, Beef, Sheep, Pig and Poultry. 

T: 01509 501801

E: l[email protected]

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Manor Farm Feeds

Manufacturers and suppliers of high quality animal feeds for all farm animals.

T: 01664 454256

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Minexcel Nutrition

Minexcel is a respected company providing livestock mineral supplements.

T: 07776 194155

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MSD Animal Health

Producers of animal health products. 

T: 0370 060 3380

E: [email protected] 

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National Sheep Association

Providing a voice for the sheep sector. Join today for wide range of membership benefits. Reduced subscriptions for under 27s. 

T: 01684 892661 

E: [email protected] 

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Oliver Seeds

Oliver Seeds was established in 1920 and our consistent aim is to provide our customers with quality, integrity, excellent service and advice.

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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: 01750 22940 

E: [email protected] 

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The 'Scotpen' mobile sheep handling system is thoughtfully designed with some unique features and is manufactured with care in lightweight aluminium.

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Shearwell Data Ltd

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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STOCKMAX Shavings – 100% natural, dust free lambing bedding developed and made-to-measure to help you keep your lambs healthy, happy and comfortable.

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Tithebarn has been a specialist in livestock feed supplements since 1935. Our top quality products and excellent service maximise stock health and productivity.

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Volac manufactures high quality milk replacers and colostrum alternatives, bypass fat products such as Megalac and silage inoculants. 

T: 01223 206877 

E: [email protected]

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Zoetis Animal Health

Zoetis Animal Health is committed to supporting the agricultural industry.

E: [email protected]

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