Attracting in the region of 10,000 visitors, The National Sheep Association’s northern biennial one day event at Millstone Moor Farm, Cockermouth focused on the Challenges and Opportunities for the Sheep Farming Industry. The hosts were Neil and Sally Marston, noted for the quality of their Bluefaced Leicesters and North of England Mule sheep.
Representing the diversity of sheep genetics in the UK were 46 breed societies stands representing all sectors of the sheep industry were 220 trade stands from across the UK. As the day progressed the sun raised its head, allowing visitors to enjoy the event, held in Cumbria for the first time in 10 years.
Julie Sedgewick, the organiser of the event, added: “We absolutely delighted that the sun shone and with the high number of visitors. It is a real pleasure to bring the show to Cumbria, for the first time in ten years. This is one of the most famous sheep producing areas in the UK. People were able to get together to discuss issues and what makes for successful farming. The seminars throughout the day also focused on key areas in the industry.”
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NSA North Sheep will return in 2017.