Harbro confirmed as major sponsor of NSA Highland Sheep 2017
13th December 2016
Leading Aberdeenshire-based animal nutrition specialists Harbro has been confirmed as major sponsors of the North of Scotland’s biennial event, NSA Highland Sheep 2017.
Organised by NSA Scottish Region, the event will be hosted by the Clark family at Kinnahaird Farm, Contin, Strathpeffer, on Wednesday 31st May.
This is the third Highland Sheep event held by NSA Scottish Region, following the inaugural event held at Dingwall Mart in 2013 and last year’s event hosted by the Scott family at Fearn Farm, Tain.
The one-day event is expected to attract a large attendance of sheep farmers from across the Highlands and Islands as well as from the rest of Scotland. Features will include a farm tour, trade stands, breed society exhibits, commercial and technical demonstrations, grassland management, seminars, wool shearing, wool spinning, sheep dressing, crook making, butchery and cookery demonstration, sheepdog trial, Shepherd of the Year competition, stockjudging and show and sale of ewe hoggs.
“NSA Highland Sheep 2017 will be a fantastic event for the sheep industry in the Highlands,” said Brenda McIntyre, Findon Mains, Culbokie, Dingwall, who chairs the local organising committee. “We have an excellent venue for the event at Kinnahaird, courtesy of Amy Grant and her Mum, Dorothy Clark, and we are delighted that Harbro have come on board as major sponsor.”
Harbro national sales manager, David MacKenzie, described the Highlands and Islands as a key trading area for the company.
“We are delighted to support this important event which will be a magnet for all sheep farmers,” said Mr MacKenzie.
“Harbro has enjoyed a long-standing trading relationship with the Clark family. We work closely with Dorothy and Amy, focusing on the efficiency of their sheep and beef enterprises with the aim of maximising the liveweight of both lamb and beef leaving the farm. A key focus is utilising home-grown products and balancing local deficiencies in minerals and trade elements.”
Kinnahaird Farm extends to 900 acres and carries a flock of 400 North Country Cheviot x Mule and Texel cross ewes and a suckler herd of mostly Simmental cross cows.
“The sheep flock is a very important part of our farming enterprise and we are currently engaged with Harbro in a number of innovative projects to improve the performance of the flock through both better genetics and nutrition,” said Ms Grant.
Exhibitor packs with trade stand information and details of sponsorship opportunities are now available and can be obtained from NSA Highland Sheep Event Organiser Euan Emslie on 01430 441870 or 07718 908523 or at [email protected]
Issued by Agricultural Communications Ltd. Tel: 01330 811616. Mob: 07772 329159. E-mail: [email protected]
December 13, 2016