‘Thriving in an uncertain future’ is the focus for NSA Sheep 2018

20th December 2017

With the agricultural industry, particularly the sheep sector, at a cross roads, the National Sheep Association’s leading event ‘NSA Sheep 2018’ will focus on ‘thriving in an uncertain future’.

Phil Stocker, NSA Chief Executive, says: “Uncertainty around support payments and market opportunities in a post-Brexit world remain a huge concern for the sheep sector, and as a result, producers are being encouraged to grab every opportunity available.”

Firmly established as the principle technical sheep event, NSA Sheep 2018 will provide knowledge and information for producers to fine-tune their business, and is being held on Wednesday 18th July 2018, at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire, and is free to attend for NSA members.

Phil explains: “We’ll be joined by leading sheep industry experts, along with over 250 trade stands, and there’s a packed programme of free technical seminars, demonstrations and workshops.”

In line with the theme and the last event, NSA will also be running a day of farm tours the day before the event on Tuesday 17th July 2018, which will include visits to two leading sheep farms.

Phil says: “This showcases what’s possible in practice on ‘real life’ sheep farms, and demonstrates that innovation is not just for farm trials.

“Although uncertain, we have exciting times ahead for the industry, and we need to ensure as a sector that we remain involved and up-to-date with all the changes taking place. NSA Sheep 2018 is an essential visit for anyone involved in the sheep industry.”

Sign up for the farm tours in advance and find more information on the event at www.sheepevent.org.uk.