NATIONAL SHEEP ASSOCIATION SHEEP EVENT
27 Jul 2022 08:30 AM


The Society will attend this show. We will be indoors in the Non MV Accredited section

The Society is looking for volunteers to man the stand and provide sheep for the stand. The sheep must be of excellent quality as they will be open to scrutiny from many shepherds. The sheep must be on site the night before and removed at the end of the day.

Volunteers get free entry into the show

About the event

The NSA Sheep Event is a biennial one-day show held at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire. It is the flagship event of the National Sheep Association, complemented by a series of regional events held within a two-year calendar.

NSA looks forward to NSA Sheep Event 2022 to be held on Wednesday 27th July 2022.

The business-to-business event sees NSA take over the showground, offering trade stand space to a wide range of commercial companies, breed societies and industry groups. As well as finding out about the latest innovations and products available to them, sheep farmers can strengthen their technical knowledge by attending seminars and workshops. A series of competitions is 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. A sheep industry dinner is held the evening before the event, which is a celebratory occasion open to everyone within the sector.

Only assistance dogs and dogs entered for the sheepdog sale are permitted on the showground; please leave your dog at home.

EasyCare Sheep Society Open Day And AGM 2022
18 Jun 2022 10:30 AM

EasyCare Sheep Society 2022 Open Day and AGM


This event is free and anyone who has an interest in EasyCare sheep and/or Stabiliser Cattle are most welcome to come along


By kind permission of Louise & John Hobson & Oscar Bevan

To be held at

HALF MOON FARM, HARDEN, BINGLEY

On Saturday 18TH June 2022

At 10.30am

Meet at 10am for registration

The Royal Mail address is:

Half Moon Lodge

Hill End Lane

Harden

Bingley

BD16 1DE

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There will be a sign out on the roadside with the EasyCare and Stabiliser logo's on


DO NOT GO TO THE SOCIETY OFFICE AT GLOVERSHAW FARM, THE EVENT IS NOT AT THIS ADDRESS


Accommodation:

The hotel we will be staying at is Oakwood Hall, Lady Lane, Bingley BD16 4AW

01274 564123

£115/ROOM & BREAKFAST FOR THE NIGHT OF 18TH JUNE 2022

PLEASE SAY YOU ARE STAYING WITH THE EASYCARE SHEEP SOCIETY

THERE IS NO LIFT SO IF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS WITH THE STAIRS PLEASE ASK FOR A DOWNSTAIRS ROOM

THE ROOMS ARE BOOKING UP SO PLEASE CRACK ON AND BOOK IF YOU WISH TO STAY FOR THE WEEKEND - UPDATED 11/5/22

We will be having a Society meal on the evening of the 18th June as well.

The hotel has 20 bedrooms, it is a family owned and run hotel within its own grounds.

The host farm is 3 miles from the hotel and Louise & John live half a mile away

An alternative if you want to self-cater is Curlew Cottage on the Hobson's home farm in Eldwick. Ring 01274 566925.

The cottage sleeps 4 in a double and twin room and we accept well behaved pets at no extra charge.

See AirBnb 'Curlew Cottage a converted barn near Bingley' for more information, reviews and photos.

It is blocked off on Airbnb so if you do want to use the cottage please ring Louise 01274 566925 or 07931 756972 to book directly, it is £180 for 2 nights.


Open Day Agenda

Meet 10am

AGM 10.30am to 11.30am

11.30am

Talk from Emily Clark of the Roslin Institute, Edinburgh on Gene Editing

12.30pm

Lunch of sandwiches and pies provided by Binns the butchers, Saltaire

Cakes and buns provided by Kim Dickinson of Sticky Dickies

If you have any dietary requirements please ring 07931 756972 so this can be catered for

1.30pm

Farm tour of the EasyCare Sheep and Stabiliser Cattle

4pm day concludes with further refreshments


Sunday 19th June 2022

For Society Members Only - £25 annual subscription

A visit to Black House Farm, Tosside to see James Waddington's EasyCare sheep and discuss farming in an area of outstanding natural beauty

James farms in a very scenic area of Yorkshire so anyone taking the opportunity to make a long weekend of the event will certainly enjoy this trip out

Refreshments/toilet will be available at the farm

We are booking lunch for anyone who wishes to go at The Vicarage Tea Rooms in Tosside

NATIONAL SHEEP ASSOCIATION SCOT SHEEP
1 Jun 2022 08:30 AM

The Society will have a stand indoors in the Non MV area of the show

Volunteers to cover the stand for periods of the day are welcome as it is a long day to stand all day talking to interested farmers about EasyCare sheep. Louise & John Hobson will attend and Mike Clarke has offered to lend sheep for the stand.

Volunteers will be sent tickets to get into the show for free.

About the day:

Organised by the Scottish region of the National Sheep Association, NSA Scot Sheep 2022 will be held on Wednesday 1st June 2022, at Over Finlarg, Tealing, where Robert and Hazel McNee have built up a profitable business since moving to the farm in 2011.

NSA Scot Sheep 2022 will feature a farm tour, over 200 commercial, educational, sheep breed society, individual breeder and farmers market and craft stands, competitions, working demonstrations seminars, workshops, show and sale of pairs of ewe hoggs etc.

A bit about the farm:

While the farm extends to 740 acres, the McNees also graze a neighbouring heather hill and rent 40 acres of seasonal grazing on a nearby farm. Both the sheep flock and suckler herd are now completely closed, with only home-bred replacements used for breeding and tups and bulls bought at auction.

The McNees lamb 1100 head each year, comprising 600 hill-type North Country Cheviot ewes of which 200 are bred pure and the remaining crossed to the Bluefaced Leicester for producing Cheviot Mules. Some 200 Blackface ewes are crossed with home-bred crossing-type Bluefaced Leicesters to produce Scotch Mules, with the result then tupped to the Texel and sold as hoggs with lambs at foot. Cheviot Mules are also sold through the sale ring as gimmers the following year.

Robert and Hazel also run 100 pure Texels and pedigree Bluefaced Leicesters for breeding tups for home use and shearlings for the commercial market. Male lambs are finished on farm and sold deadweight, while ewe lambs are mainly sold on for breeding where they regularly command premium prices in the sale ring.

The farm also supports a well-known beef enterprise of 180 pedigree cows including 100 Luings, 60 Limousins, 12 Simmentals and eight Charolais.

Member Sarah Mason has a 3 bedroomed self catering house available at Brechin if anyone is wanting to stay over at the ScotSheep event ring :

Sarah 07790032111