Visitors attending NSA North Sheep on Wednesday June 5, at New Hall Farm, Rathmell, can look forward to an event staged on a diverse mixed farm comprising sheep, beef and dairy enterprises. And there's also a busy schedule of seminars and informative meetings:

Workshop/Studio Area A (Marquee A)

9.45am and 2.15pm What does Research Prove (45mins)

This will focus on the extensive research Crystalyx has carried out over the last two decades, and the quantifiable results that have been seen when feeding sheep with Crystalyx feed blocks.

By Dr Cliff Lister, Crystalyx

10.45am The Booths Experience (60mins)

About the Booths ethos, and how that benefits their relationships with customers, suppliers and local communities. John will also explain what Booths look for in potential new producer suppliers and David will speak specifically about lamb, new product development and offer guidance on the steps to take to become stocked in supermarket or retailer.

By John Gill, head of marketing and head of trading and David Simons, meat buyer

12noon and 3.10pm Simple Steps to a Sound Flock (45mins)

A focus on how to implement the proven 5-Point Plan to reduce lameness with MSD

By Alexandra Ashworth, vet adviser at MSD

1.00pm Taste and Talk – Booths (60mins)

A taste and talk experience. A talk through the different lamb products available at Booths. Colin, a trained butcher will talk through the different parts of the lamb and how they are utilised. Moving to a live cooking demonstration to make some products on a BBQ for people to try

By Colin Porter, customer experience manager

Workshop/Demonstration Area B (Shed 1)

10.30am and 1.30pm Cheese Making with Sheep’s Milk

By Andy Swincote of The Courtyard Dairy

12noon and 2.30pm – Practical guide to soil health, grass utilisation and genetics – joining the dots to make money

By Innovis Ltd

Schools Workshop – Booths Stand

Taste and Talk – Booths Stand, Marquee A (50min slots)

By Colin Porter, customer experience manager

9.45am, 10.45am, 11.45am, 2.45pm

Note: Schools will be allocated their time slot with their event pack.

Other demonstrations

Sheep dog handling with James Dewhirst – Throughout the day on the field

Crook/Stick dressing with Dennis & Linda Wall – Throughout the day in Shed 1

Carcase cutting with the Beltex Sheep Society – Main Stage, Shed 1. See Beltex Stand for details

Dry stone walling with Peter Halliday – Throughout the day on the field

ATV ride and try with JG Paxtons – Throughout the day on the field