As like so many others, the National Sheep Association (NSA) was bitterly disappointed to cancel its much enjoyed Sheep Events this summer; so with renewed enthusiasm, the association is now proceeding with plans for its line up of spring and summer 2021 events.

The NSA 2021 diary of events is already looking full with the main regional events: NSA Welsh Sheep; NSA Scotsheep; NSA North Sheep; NSA Sheep South West; and NSA Sheep Northern Ireland all set to take place between May and July offering visitors a much needed day out meeting with fellow sheep farmers and industry experts. Bookings for events will now open very soon.

NSA chief executive Phil Stocker commented:

"Of course we were left with no choice but to cancel our 2020 events. Now, despite some uncertainty of the situation we will find ourselves in next year, we must proceed with optimism that our line-up of events will be able to take place once again next year.

As an organisation that acts as the voice of the UK’s sheep sector, a sector likely to be considerably affected in 2021 by our imminent departure from Europe, there will never be a more important time for us to be able to meet with members and colleagues face to face to discuss the changes upon us and the steps needed for our industry to move forward into a new era for the country’s farmers.

"We sincerely hope that the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic will have subsided sufficiently to allow this to happen."

The NSA is formed of nine regions that each have involvement with or organise their own regional sheep event for members residing in that area.

As business-to-business events, NSA Sheep Events offer visitors opportunity to hear from industry leaders in informative seminars, take part in practical workshops and discuss an array of products both new and existing with sheep farming trade stands.