NSA Sheep Northern Ireland 2023
Date: 4th July 2023
Location: Tynan Estate, Co Armagh
Following the disappointing postponement from 2021 due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic NSA Sheep Northern Ireland will next take place on the 4th July 2023 at Tynan Estate, Co Armagh by kind permission of Kate Kingan and Peter Mant.
The 2023 event hopes to follow on from the event in 2019 which saw a number of successful attractions and competitions return as well as useful seminars and workshops providing up to date information on the UK sheep sector as well as hands on practical advice.
Kate and Peter have taken the estate back into farming themselves and have been keen to improve and enhance the farming element of the estate. They have become part of The NI Sheep Programme described below.
Northern Ireland Sheep Programme:
The Northern Ireland Sheep Programme was launched in May 2019 at Balmoral Show. The programme is a joint collaboration between CAFRE, Dunbia and the Irish Farmers Journal. The aim of the three-year programme is to increase the profitability of participating farmers through technological transfer and the adoption of the latest research advancements and management practices.
There are 9 participating farmers and the farms deliver a good geographical spread in sheep strongholds.
The farms also reflect the diverse nature of the sheep sector, with significant variation in flock size, systems operated, land type and breed profile.
The programme will be very much applicable to farmers in Northern Ireland, Ireland and across Britain. Those interested will be able to follow developments and learn about each farm through the Irish Farmers Journal media platforms, with coverage ramping up in the coming weeks. CAFRE and Dunbia events will also provide updates and longer term there will be an opportunity for farm visits.