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The latest advice and information on a range of topical sheep issues will be on offer at this month's National Sheep Association Sheep Event. Sheep sector gears up for flagship event

The latest advice and information on a range of topical sheep issues will be on offer at this month’s National Sheep Association Sheep Event.

The flagship show takes place on Wednesday, 27 July, at the Three Counties Showground, Worcestershire. A timetable of interactive workshops will run throughout the day, with experts passing on skills and knowledge to the sheep farming audience.

NSA chief executive Phil Stocker said: “The workshop programme is an integral part of this giving visitors the opportunity to really take home some valuable advice from leading experts that can help them improve and progress their flocks.”

Best practice

Sheep health will dominate much of the programme. Sessions will cover best practice vaccination advice, responsible use of antibiotics, how to mitigate iceberg diseases when selecting breeding stock and how to use post-mortems to identify and improve flock health.

Other workshops will tackle the issue of sheep scab, sheep nutrition and grassland utilisation. Special sessions will provide the opportunity to learn more about Defra’s sustainable farming incentive, animal health and welfare pathway, and local nature recovery schemes. 

“The workshops are intended to be more informal and more interactive than the seminar programme, allowing visitors to steer the direction of the discussion and gain practical advice for their specific situation.”

The event will also include more than 250 trade stands showcasing the latest innovations and products. A sheep industry dinner is held the evening before the event, which is a celebratory occasion open to everyone within the sector.

A series of competitions are also run throughout the day, providing entertainment and encouraging the next generation of sheep farmers, while a sheepdog sale is always a big draw for visitors. 

NSA members can attend the event free of charge. Advanced tickets can be purchased at a 20% online discount.

For full details, visit the show website at www.sheepevent.org.uk.