Sheep Breeders Round Table 2021
NSA is a huge supporter of SBRT and has been since its conception. With current Covid-19 restrictions impacting on our ability to host any face-to-face events, the committee has decided that to avoid the risk of missing out, SBRT 2021 will be held online as a virtual event. Those who have become acclimatised to the traditional 3-day weekend conference will hopefully not be daunted by the short-term change in shape as we host the first ever online SBRT 2021 UK Sheep week.
Save the dates:
The weeklong programme will kick off on Monday 15th of November with a lunchtime session at 12:00pm-1:30pm. This will be followed by 4 evening sessions, beginning Monday 7:00pm-9:00pm through to Thursday 18th November, each evening hosted by a different Levy body. The concluding session will take place Friday 19th November at 12:00pm-1:30pm hosted by NSA, with closing remarks from Charles Sercombe (SBRT Chair). Themes for each of the sessions are yet to be confirmed, but they promise to be inspiring and thought provoking. The online event will be free to attend and open to all.
For those of you who long for a face-to-face event, this year’s 2021 programme will not replace the familiar 3-day face-to-face conference but act as ‘teaser’ event, highlighting the current research around breeding and genetics in the sheep sector. Hopefully, this will tantalise your tastebuds and keep you satisfied until the traditional 2022 conference can take place. NSA encourages all members to sign-up and attend the online virtual event in 2021 and share our hopes that we can return to a face-to-face event in 2022.
Watch this space for updates on the conventional 3-day weekend conference in 2022.