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New Generation of Sheep Farmers to Be Supported in 2015

27 January 2015

UK - Several initiatives are planned for sheep farming's budding entrants this year.

The British Texel Sheep Society has announced it will support young farmers, starting with the Thursday's sponsorship of the Young Shepherd of the Year Competition at The NSA Central Region Winter Fair at Bakewell on 29 January.

This will be the first of many events as part of the society's Youth Development Programme. 

The competition, open to those aged 26 and under, will see entrants tested on their skills in lamb selection, sheep handling, vaccination and dosing as well as preparation of sheep for the abattoir and quad bike handling, with a written test also part of the challenge.

Society Chief Executive John Yates said the Young Shepherd of the Year Competition helped encourage the future generation of sheep farmers and shepherds to refine their practical skills and industry knowledge.

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