Timetable of Events

9:00am Gates open

  • NSA stand open to visitors. Come along to discuss key topics, meet staff or relax with tea or coffee
  • ASDA cookery demonstrations begin (repeated every 45 minutes throughout the day in Wye Hall 4)
  • Free Burgo and Ball shear sharpening service begins (Stand 125)
  • NSA Next Generation Shepherd of the Year final begins. Sponsored by the Texel Sheep Society
  • Judging of the trade stands begin. To include proze for best pen of sheep on a breed stand. Sponsored by the Livestock Auctioneers Association

9:45am

  • Workshop: 'The future of shepherding in the UK' (Workshop area A)
  • Workshop: 'Boosting flock health' (Workshop area B)

10:00am

  • Judging of the British Wool fleece competition begins (Stand129)
  • Kelpie deminstrations begin (repeated throughout the day at stand 222)*

10:30am

  • Opening ceremony: Followed by trade stand winner announcements with presentations on exhibitors stands
  • Tornado Wire Fencer of the Year competition begins (1.30pm finish)

10:35am

  • Workshop: 'Sustainable worm control - maximising profitability' (Workshop area A)
  • Workshop: 'Responsible antibiotic use - reducing costs and improving farm output' (Workshop area B)

11:00am

11:25am

  • Workshop: 'Stamp out lameness' (Workshop area A)

11:30am

  • Working sheep dog sale begins* selling through to 4pm (Main ring)

11:45am

  • Workshop: 'The role of trees in sheep farming' (Workshop area A)

12:15pm

12:35pm

  • Workshop: 'The future of shepherding in the UK' (Workshop area A)

1:05pm

  • Workshop: 'Boosting flock health' (Workshop area B)

1:25pm

  • Workshop: 'Sustainable worm control - maximising profitability' (Workshop area A)

1:30pm

1:55pm

  • Workshop: 'Responsible antibiotic use - reducing costs and improving farm output' (Workshop area B)

2:15pm

  • Workshop: 'The role of trees in sheep farming' (Workshop area A)

2.45pm

3:00pm

  • Tornado Wire Fencer of the Year award presentations (Tornado stand 172)

3:30pm

  • British Wool Fleece Competition awards presentation (Stand 129)

4:00pm

  • Presentation of prizes for SCOPS sheep scab treasure hunt (NSA stand)

4:15pm

  • NSA Next Generation Shepherd of the Yeaar award presentations (NSA stand)

5:00pm

  • Event closes