NSA North Sheep 2017
NSA North Sheep 2017 is been held at West Shields Farm, Tow Law, County Durham by kind permission of WH & J Smith & Sons. Attracting in the region of 8,000 visitors, this is a key biennial event for the UK sheep industry. Not only will it provide a platform for people to hear from industry experts and to visit hundreds of exhibition stands it will also highlight how one progressive County Durham Farm operates their commercial sheep enterprise. The 2017 NSA Sheep Event will be held on Wednesday 7th June.
The Smith family farm in the region of 1,200 acres of traditional mixed farming enterprise. The Smith Family are delighted to be hosting NSA North Sheep 2017 and are looking forward to welcoming all sectors of the sheep industry to West Shields Farm. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the system adopted by the family to optimise their commercial sheep enterprise of 1,350 breeding ewes, predominantly Mules. Alongside the sheep, they also amaage 300 suckler cows, mainly Angus cross.
As a family, the Smiths work together to drive their farming enterprise forward, grasping every opportunity that comes their way. The farm has utilised all possible natural resources, initially coals and nowadays wind and sunshine produce renewable energy. A further revenue stream comes from forestry and their own sawmill.
NSA North Sheep is seen as an industry staple on the national calendar. It is a one day event where companies can benefit from promotion to a dedicated audience of sheep farmers. It is a day when the industry gets to promote itself. All companies and individuals who are involved in the sheep industry are invited to apply for a stand and/or sponsorship at the event.