NSA Next Generation Shepherd of Year
9th June 2020
The NSA Scotsheep 2020 Organising Committee are running a Next Generation Shepherd of Year Competition at Over Finlarg, Tealing, By Dundee, DD4 0QE on Thursday 27th May 2021. We invite all young persons who reside in Scotland, aged up to 26 years of age on 27th May 2021 to enter. The winner will receive £300 plus a trophy. The winner will also get the chance to represent NSA Scotland at the UK finals held at NSA Sheep Event 2022 at Malvern on 28th July 2022 as long as you are still 26 or under on that date.
The overall competition is generously sponsored by the Texel Sheep Society
1st £300 + Trophy, 2nd £200, 3rd £100, 4th £40. 5th £30, 6th £20. The highest placed competitor under the age of 21 will also receive a prize of £100.
The International Sheep Dog Society are also supporting those entrants competing in the sheep dog handling element of the competition and the highest place will receive the following prize money of 1st £100 2nd £75 and 3rd £50
FORMAT OF COMPETITION AT NSA SCOTSHEEP 2020
All competitors will be expected to be able to carry out FIVE of the six tasks listed below:
- Prime Lamb Selection
- Shear two sheep. (You must have a BWMB Blue Seal Certificate, the certificate to be produced on the day).
- ATV Handling, complete a set course
- Give examples of correct foot care techniques / handling, vaccinating & dosing (e.g. work out correct weight of ewes for dosage of wormer and correct examples of injection sites). (This task is compulsory for all).
- Answer questions on flock management and health issues (This task is compulsory for all).
- Sheepdog Handling – A test at gathering, moving and penning sheep. (You must bring your own sheepdog)
A schedule and entry form can be downloaded below