NSA Lambing List opens, providing network for farmers and students to connect

2nd November 2021

The National Sheep Association (NSA) Lambing List is now once again open for business ahead of the 2021/2022 lambing season, providing the perfect solution for sheep farmers seeking extra help at their busiest time of year.
The NSA Lambing List connects sheep farming members of NSA requiring assistance at lambing time with agricultural and veterinary students looking for a work experience placement as part of their studies, therefore benefitting both parties.
To ensure both NSA’s farming members and students using the Lambing List are kept as Covid safe as possible, guidelines made available to users of the service have once again been updated and are available to download from the NSA Next Generation website.
Katie James, NSA Communications Officer, says: “The NSA Lambing List has become the trusted method for many of our members to source extra lambing help over recent years and we are therefore pleased to be able to offer this service once again this year. It’s a very simple but effective process – we collate a list of NSA members looking for help at lambing time and produce an advert so students can approach them directly to ask for a placement.”
NSA members wanting to advertise on the list must complete a short application form at www.nationalsheep.org.uk/lambing-list providing brief details of their lambing system and the experience and position they can offer, including the provision of accommodation, meals and other details. Adverts are listed in the order they are submitted, so NSA members are encouraged to get adverts in as early as possible.
Sheep farmers who are interested in using the list but are not yet NSA members can find a membership application form at www.nationalsheep.org.uk/membership.
The service could not be simpler for students looking for a placement, with adverts split into regions to highlight positions available in different areas of the UK and overseas. The list can be found via the lambing and work experience pages on the NSA Next Generation web pages.
Katie continues: “This service is just one of the many membership benefits NSA offers as well as supporting agriculture’s next generation and the allied veterinary industry. Young people accessing the NSA Lambing List on the NSA Next Generation website will also find a host of online resources, packed with useful information on NSA’s work to support young people.”