08 April 2011
There's a fantastic opportunity for two English young farmers to compete in the first-ever World Young Shepherds Competition taking place in New Zealand in November.
Qualifying competitions for English competitors aged 20-25 are taking place at the NSA North Sheep event on Wednesday 8 June in Hexam, Northumberland, and the NSA Sheep South West event on 14 June in Paignton, Devon. The highest placed eligible competitors from the two NSA Young Shepherd competitions will be able to go forward to the world championships which are sponsored by EBLEX.
The Young Shepherd Award is designed to test shepherding skills in a pentathlon of activities. Entrants will be required to sort finished lambs for slaughter and demonstrate handling tasks, shearing, vaccinating and dosing techniques, along with stock judging. They will also be questioned on flock management and health issues.
NSA North Sheep event organiser Julie Sedgewick said: "These two competitions are designed to help equip tomorrow's sheep keepers with the skills they need and give recognition once those skills are honed."
Download the flyer for more information on the competition.
06 April 2011Check out who will be battling it out to take home the silver from the NFYFC competition finals at annual convention in Blackpool as well as this year's trophies in the annual convention section of the website.
06 April 2011
The closing date for applications for this annual bursary is 30
April, and prospective postgraduate agricultural students interested in applying for
the award are being encouraged to submit their applications.
Don't miss your chance to apply for an award that could pay for 75% iof the cost of course fees.
Full details of the bursary scheme and how to apply are available in the Things to Do section of the website, under Bursaries and Scholarships.
06 April 2011Enthusiastic Young Farmers' Clubs members are up for the challenge of making the Campaign for the Farmed Environment (CFE) succeed.
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