Sheep Health, Wealth and Production Conference - NSA South East Region

Date: 22nd November 2017

Location: School of Veterinary Medicine, Surrey University, Guildford

A highly successful afternoon took place at NSA South East Region’s Sheep Health, Wealth and Production conference on Wednesday 22nd November.

Held at Surrey University, Guilford, more than 100 attendees turned out to hear a fantastic line-up of speakers.

Phil Stocker, NSA Chief Executive, reports: “I’m not overstating when I say this really was an outstanding event. The venue, the programme, the speakers and the questions were all of a quality often reserved for audiences of four figures and, in my mind, this is exactly the sort of event NSA should be doing to help inform sheep farmers ahead of the huge changes we are likely to see in the future. Subjects included stomach worms and anthelmintic resistance, examples of farmers and vets working together to plan, prepare, and improve health and productivity, the marketplace and future trade opportunities, using EID and recording systems for production gains, reducing antimicrobial use in sheep and finally post-mortems and the facilities at the University of Surrey. The audience comprised mainly of sheep farmers, alongside vets and vet students, all with enthusiasm and interest which gives real encouragement for the future. I’d like to pay respect to Event Organiser Bob Blanden who pulled the day together alongside the NSA South East Region committee who supported him throughout.”

The conference was filmed and recorded and will be accessible via the NSA website shortly.