Next Generation Workshops

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THESE WORKSHOPS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO YOUNG PEOPLE AGED BETWEEN 18 & 35 YEARS

  1. Practical FEC Demonstration – Dr Hannah Rose for Bristol University
  2. Flock Health Planning – Emily Gascoigne from Synergy Vets
  3. Making use of EID as a Management Tool – Martin Tompkins from Border Software
  4. Grass & Forage Budgeting with a Platemeter – Sandy Campbell from Mole Valley Farmers
  5. Fencing & Fence Maintenance – James Hill, local fencing contractor
  6. Electric Fencing – James Ridley from Rappa Fencing
  7. Dog Training to include ‘Choosing a Puppy’ & General Care & Feeding – Rob Hawke
  8. Safe Use & Maintenance of ATVs –  Jon Bond, member of Lantra HSE team, Hush Farms
  9. Shearing equipment maintenance, preparation and bio-security – Andy Barret, BWMB Instructor

Each workshop session will last 45 minutes and will run from 2pm to 6pm

At the end there will be a seminar with a panel of new entrants to the industry who will highlight some of the challenges they have faced and will outline the opportunities available to young entrants into the sheep industry followed by Questions & Answers.

Attendees to choose 4 of the above with a 5th choice in case of over subscription.

The workshops will be followed by an exciting evening programme including The Heiniger Speed Shear and a NSA South East Clean Shear Competition. There will be food available in the evening including a Lamb Roast, BBQ food, Bar & live music. Entry to evening event is £5 – payable at the time.

There will be a campsite with showers & toilets for those wishing to remain on site ready for the next day of South Sheep 2016 on 7th June.

Application Forms to attend can be found here: Next Generation Workshops Application

Bob Blanden  on 01666 860308 or Email completed form to Louise Silk at ysc@southsheep.org.uk

 

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 31st MAY, 2016