Sheep farmers wanting to minimise losses throughout their production supply chain are invited to a free event in Minehead.

The National Sheep Association (NSA) and AHDB Beef & Lamb

With increasingly tight financial margins in lamb production and processing, it is vital to minimise losses throughout the supply chain.

The event, held by The National Sheep Association (NSA) and AHDB Beef & Lamb, will provide guidance on how farmers can maximise their financial returns.

This will include information on meeting target carcase specifications, minimising the losses of saleable meat and prevention of conditions such as liver fluke, pasteurella and parasitic worms that can all result in rejection of offal and carcases at slaughter and have a significant impact on the performance of growing lambs.

Nerys Wright, AHDB Knowledge Exchange Manager, says: “These events have a range of speakers on a variety of timely health topics, so there is something for everyone. This difficult season means we need to reduce the risk of disease and out-of-spec lambs affecting financial returns.”

The event will be held at Wydon Farm, Minehead, Somerset, on Monday, September 24, from 4-6pm, hosted by the Exmoor Hill Farming Network in addition to NSA and AHDB Beef & Lamb. Katie James, NSA Communications Officer, comments: “These free events offer a fantastic opportunity for sheep farmers to gain some truly valuable advice. These sessions will be small enough and hands on to allow all that attend to really take away some new experience or knowledge that can be implemented to the good of their own flocks as they return home.”

Booking is essential as places at each of the events are limited. To book your free place ring AHDB Beef & Lamb events on 01904 771212 or email