Timetable of Events
PROGRAMME OF EVENTS- NSA WELSH SHEEP 2023
9.00am Gates open to public.
9.00am Trade stands and sheep Breed Society Stands open to the public.
8.00am Sheepdog trial – two Sessions with 80 dogs entered this will take place at Red House. Organised by David Williams. Until 4.00pm.
8.30am Judging of the best trade stand and best sheep breed society stand along with the Wool on the Hoof competition.
9.00am Stockjudging Competition: £1 entry for charity. Cash prizes to be won.
9.00am Next Generation Shepherd Competition - watch the Welsh young shepherds of the future sort finishing lambs for slaughter, demonstrate handling, vaccinating and dosing techniques, shearing and putting an ATV through its paces among other things. Until 2.30pm. This is at The Cefn and forms part of the farm tour.
9.30am Demonstrations on various stands throughout the day.
9.30am PGI Welsh Lamb Butchery Demonstration - repeated 11.30am. - Two lambs kindly donated by Red House Farm.
10.00am Have a Go – Childrens Cookery - PGI Welsh Lamb Pizza - repeated 1.00pm.
10.00am Farm Tour to take in the spectacular views and livestock that the farm has to offer. Wox will also provide a demonstration as part of the tour. Until 3.30pm.
10.30am Opening Ceremony – Glandon Lewis auctioneer with Welshpool Livestock Auctioneers.
10.45am PGI Welsh Lamb Cookery Demonstration repeated at 1.45pm and 2.30pm
11.00am Welsh Sheep Dog Society – Demonstration will be repeated.
11.00am Announce the winner of the best indoor and outdoor trade stands; best sheep breed stand and Best Wool on the Hoof to take place at the Opening Ceremony.
11.15am Presentation of Carcase Competition Winners on Pilgrim’s UK Lamb stand.
11.00am Food for thought – Where does lamb and mutton fit in a balanced diet?
12.30pm Sustainability – How sustainable is our industry.
2.00pm Looking after the Next Generation – What does it mean.
Health Hub Programme
10.00am Condition scoring then demonstration of how vets scan for OPA – what is required from farm in terms of handling etc. Plus videos of OPA lungs and healthy lungs. Discussion of what makes sheep thin, including iceberg diseases.
12.00pm Onwards – videos of post mortems plus vet(s) from WVSC and APHA lab discussing why they are important, how to get the best out of them (i.e., fresh carcasses etc.) and disease surveillance.
1.00pm Ticks and tick diseases.
2.30pm Biosecurity – demonstration of App available plus information throughout the day.
9.00am Throughout the day – ‘Live demonstration of sheep dipping, hosted by the Gwaredu Scab Project’.
4.00pm Presentation of prizes for the Welsh Next Generation Young Shepherd of the Year Texel Stand.
5.00pm Event closes