CAITHNESS TO HOST NSA HIGHLAND SHEEP 2019 EVENT

This one-day event to promote the Highland sheep industry will be hosted by the Sutherland family at Sibmister overlooking the north coast of mainland Scotland four miles east of Thurso.

This will be the fourth biennial Highland Sheep event since the series started in 2013 when Dingwall Auction Mart was the venue, followed by Fearn Farm, Tain (John Scott) in 2015, and Kinnaird Farm, Contin (JP Clark Ltd) in 2017.

The farming unit of Sibmister and the nearby farm of Stainland, run by Kenneth and Elspeth Sutherland with son, Stephen, and his fiancée, Alix Brown, and son, Kenneth and his wife, Fiona, is one of the best known sheep and beef enterprises in the north of Scotland.

In addition to giving visitors the opportunity of a farm tour to view the Sutherland's commercial sheep and beef enterprises, this one day event will include trade stands, educational exhibits, practical working demonstrations, competitions, seminars and a focus on grassland management.

“We are delighted that the Sutherland family has agreed to host NSA Highland Sheep 2019,” said NSA Scotland chairman, John Fyall. “The reputation of the farm will be a big attraction for sheep farmers throughout the Highlands and Islands as well as providing an ideal opportunity for those from further afield to view a well-managed sheep farm in Caithness and to showcase agriculture in the very far north of Scotland.”

Further information on the event will be posted as and when the local organising committee put things in place.

 

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Highland sheep hosts, Kenneth and Elspeth Sutherland (left), with sons, Stephen (centre) and his fiancee, Alix Brown, and Jack and his wife, Fiona, with their two children, Jack and Amy, and Sibmister house and steading in the background
Highland sheep hosts, Kenneth and Elspeth Sutherland (left), with sons, Stephen (centre) and his fiancee, Alix Brown, and Jack and his wife, Fiona, with their two children, Jack and Amy, and Sibmister house and steading in the background

 

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