NSA Sheep Event 2020 celebrates the diversity of UK sheep industry

30th January 2020

NSA Sheep 2020 will recognise the value of all aspects of the UK sheep industry and celebrate the diversity of the sector.

Phil Stocker, NSA Chief Executive, says: “Despite everything that has faced sheep farmers in recent years, the industry is in a secure place and is ready to face the next hurdle.

“The structure and variety of systems in the sector is recognised as its strength, and means we fit the direction which is being set by all governing bodies.

“To recognise this positive change in outlook, this year’s Sheep Event will celebrate our industry diversity, through highlighting the range of breeds, systems, business sizes and people who work within it.”

Firmly established as the principle technical sheep event, NSA Sheep 2020 will provide knowledge and inspiration for producers to fine-tune their business. Held on Tuesday 28th July 2020, at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire, it is free to attend for NSA members.

Phil explains: “We’ll once again 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.”

Following the success of previous years, NSA will also be running a day of farm tours prior to the event on Monday 27th July 2020, which will include visits to two leading sheep farms.

“We’ll be visiting two contrasting sheep farming systems, highlighting again the diversity within the industry and how different business models can be successful.

“Following years of uncertainty, we appear to be nearing a time where the whole of British agriculture may have clarity as to which direction we’re heading. Sheep farming has never been more critical to the wider industry and environment, with several government Bills linking the benefits that sheep production has to restoring the countryside, demonstrating the critical role we have in British Agriculture.

“NSA Sheep 2020 is an essential visit for anyone in the sector and will celebrate the breadth and depth of UK sheep farming.”

For more information on the event, visit www.sheepevent.org.uk.