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The NSA Sheep Event is a biennial event for the sheep industry, held at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern, Worcestershire. It attracts a large number of sheep farmers, breed societies and industry groups.  There are a range of workshops, demonstrations, competitions and a sheepdog sale. See the Farmers Weekly news and reports from the show below.

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NSA Sheep Event 2014: Cross-breeding key to maximising lamb carc...

Investing in cross-breeds to meet consumer demands could help maximise lamb carcass values, believes one Cheshire sheep farmer. After making a switch from pedigree sheep production, Paul Slater has been…

Sheep 2012: Extended grazing can reduce fertiliser costs

Selecting grass and forage varieties that can provide grazing at both shoulders of the season has helped a Leicestershire producer cut concentrate and fertiliser costs significantly. Speaking to Farmers Weekly…

Woolly future predicted for auction clip prices

Wool cheques are set to take a hit this year as wool prices have fallen during 2012 after a 25-year high in 2011 - prices dropped by 13p/kg, year on…

New grass varieties offer solutions for drought-stricken sheep p...

New grass varieties could offer a solution for drought-stricken sheep producers. Jeremy Hunt finds out more. Sheep producers at risk of losing performance from drought-stricken grass should be looking at…

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What to look out for at the NSA Sheep Event 2018

With the agricultural industry, particularly the sheep sector, at a crossroads, the National Sheep Association’s leading event, NSA Sheep 2018, will focus on "thriving in an uncertain future". The event,…

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What to look out for at the NSA Sheep Event 2018

With the agricultural industry, particularly the sheep sector, at a crossroads, the National Sheep Association’s leading event, NSA Sheep 2018, will focus on "thriving in an uncertain future". The event,…

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Farmers debate viability of sheep industry without subsidies

Sheep farming must be profitable to survive with a shrinking subsidy pot in a post-Brexit era, last week’s NSA Sheep Event heard. Farm payments must target active sheep producers by…

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Hill farmers call for increased sheep stocking rates

Any future uplands agri-environment policy should reassess stocking rates to better graze the landscape, argue hill farmers across the UK. Calls to increase upland stocking rates were made by graziers…

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New terminal sire available to improve lamb profitability

Lamb producers are being given the opportunity to try a new composite terminal sire breed. Carcass data will be fed back to them to inform future breeding and management decisions,…

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Sheep 2012 video: Ultrasound lamb back fat scanner demo

A new ultrasound scanner measuring the back fat, growth and muscle in pedigree lambs will help improve the process and ability to measure. The scanner which is being used by…

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Sheep 2012 video:New smartphone sheep movement app launches

Shearwell Data has launched a smartphone app which allows farmers to record livestock movements, births and deaths from the field. The app, called Stock Move Express, runs on Google Android…

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