Yet another popular agri-show has been cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Organisers of NSA Sheep South West have called their decision to cancel the show a "difficult and disappointing" one.

It had been planned for Tuesday, June 22.

They have cancelled shows across the country because of what they consider "ongoing risk and uncertainty".

NSA chief executive Phil Stocker said: “All at NSA are so disappointed to have to cancel our popular events.

"We recognise these events provide opportunity for the sheep farming community to come together for a valuable day of knowledge exchange, a chance to view new and innovative products and to enjoy an opportunity to catch up with friends.

"But the ongoing risk and uncertainty surrounding large events have unfortunately meant that the difficult, but what we consider responsible, decision to postpone them had to be made.”

Main events affected by the decision include NSA Welsh Sheep, due to be held on May 18, NSA North Sheep on June 2, NSA Sheep South West on June 22 and NSA Sheep Northern Ireland on July 6.

The organising committee of NSA Scot Sheep, an event that was also due to be held in 2021, made the decision to postpone earlier this year.

Mr Stocker continued: “NSA’s series of events are run on a biennial calendar meaning these recently postponed regional events will now not return until 2023.

"However, we hope NSA members and other interested visitors will consider travelling to events that will run in 2022 and join the smaller activities that will now be planned in the regions, such as farm walks and field days."

The next NSA Sheep South West is now being planned to take place on Tuesday, June 20, 2023, in Dorset.