NSA Scotsheep 2022 will be held on Wednesday 1st June 2022 by kind permission of Robert and Hazel McNee, at Over Finlarg Farm, Tealing, By Dundee.
NSA Scotsheep is a biennial event organised by NSA Scotland and will be the most important specialist event in the calendar for sheep producers in Scotland in 2022 (postponed in 2020 due to COVID 19). In 2018 the event was held at Kings Arms Farm, Ballantrae (Attendance 5000), in 2016 at Glenrath Farms, Peeblesshire (Attendance of 8,000), in 2014 at Quickswood Farms, Berwickshire (Attendance 6500) and in 2012 at Dumfries House, Cumnock (Attendance 8000).
The event will follow the successful format developed over recent years and will include an extensive trade stand area with commercial and educational trade stands, sheep breed societies and sheep breeder trade stands/demonstrations, farm tour, comprehensive seminar programme, workshops, educational and working demonstrations, sheep dog trial, show and sale of pairs of ewe hoggs, farmers market stalls, stockjudging and NSA Next Generation Shepherd of The Year competitions as well as inviting schoolchildren from local schools in Angus and Dundee to attend through the Royal Highland Educational Trust.
The McNee family own Over Finlarg Farm which extends to 740 acres and also graze a neighbouring heather hill and rent 40 acres of seasonal grazing on a nearby farm. They lamb 1100 head each year, comprising 600 hill-type North Country Cheviot ewes of which 200 are bred pure and the remaining crossed to the Bluefaced Leicester for producing Cheviot Mules. Some 200 Blackface ewes are crossed with home-bred crossing-type Bluefaced Leicester’s to produce Scotch Mules, with the result then tupped to the Texel and sold as hoggs with lambs at foot. Robert and Hazel also run 100 pure Texel’s and pedigree Bluefaced Leicester’s for breeding tups for home use and shearlings for the commercial market. Male lambs are finished on farm and sold deadweight, while ewe lambs are mainly sold on for breeding where they regularly command premium prices in the sale ring. The farm also supports a well-known beef enterprise of 180 pedigree cows including 100 Luing’s, 60 Limousin’s, 12 Simmentals and eight Charolais.
NSA Scotland and local organising committee feels that this is a major opportunity for you to meet sheep and beef producers and looks forward to your involvement. Of course, all possible measures will be put in place to ensure the event will be Covid safe and will be following Scottish Governments Covid-19 guidelines at the time.
The closing date for stand and sponsorship applications is FRIDAY 25TH FEBRUARY 2022.
You can download the specific exhibitor and sponsors pack and the general terms and conditions at the bottom of this page.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the organiser.
Euan Emslie Tel: 07729 346135 Email: [email protected]
NSA Affiliated Sheep Breed Societies and Individual Sheep Breeders should contact the organiser for specific application forms.
Lists of the sheep breed societies, sheep breeders and commercial companies and educational organisations already booked are available on the tabs at the left handside of this page.