NSA launches £1,000 travel bursary in memory of ex-chairman

The National Sheep Association (NSA) has launched a biennial award in memory of former NSA chairman Samuel Wharry from County Antrim, who died suddenly in May last year aged 56.

The NSA Samuel Wharry Memorial Award for the Next Generation comes in the form of a £1,000 travel bursary to support a person under 35 on a study trip to explore the application of science in sheep production.

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At a NSA dinner at Malvern Worcestershire on 18 July,  Phil Stocker, the association’s chief executive, said: “The NSA is delighted to announce this new award.

“We hope it will offer young sheep farmers support and inspiration to travel and discover the important roles science and technology now play in the improvement of the worldwide sheep flock, something our friend and colleague Sam worked hard to promote.”

Applications will be invited in the autumn.