An extensive and varied programme of workshops at this summer’s National Sheep Association’s (NSA) Sheep Event will ensure visitors have the opportunity to keep up to date with the latest advice and information on a range of topical sheep issues.

The workshops are a popular feature of the flagship event of the NSA, taking place on Wednesday, July 27, at the Three Counties Showground, Worcestershire.

A timetable of interactive sessions runs throughout the day with industry experts passing on skills and knowledge to the benefit of the sheep farming audience.

NSA chief executive Phil Stocker explained:

“NSA Sheep Event is known as an informative business to business event for the country’s sheep farmers.

"The workshop programme is an integral part of this giving visitors the opportunity to really take home some valuable advice from leading experts that can help them improve and progress their flocks.”

Sheep health will dominate much of the workshop programme, with separate sessions from event major sponsors and workshop sponsors looking at best practice vaccination advice, responsible use of antibiotics, how to mitigate iceberg diseases when selecting breeding stock, how to use sheep post-mortems to identify and improve flock health and tackling the important issue of sheep scab.

Workshops will also cover sheep nutrition and how best farmers can utilise their grasslands.