Pilgrim’s Lamb confirms support for NSA events
This year’s National Sheep Association (NSA) on-farm events, which take place in May and showcase the best of sheep farming in Wales and the West Country, has gained the ongoing support of Pilgrim’s UK Lamb, the main sponsor for NSA events in Devon and Wales.
The first of the shows took place on 10th May in Honiton, East Devon and made a welcome return after a long period of delays due to Covid-19 restrictions. The NSA Sheep South West event will be followed by the NSA Welsh Sheep event, to be held on 16th May in Newton, East Wales.
Sponsors of previous NSA events for many years, Pilgrim’s UK Lamb said it remains a huge supporter of the Welsh and West Country’s lamb industry – purchasing a large proportion of its lambs from Welsh and West Country farmers and supplying high quality lamb products to major retailers such as Waitrose.
The bi-annual farming shows bring together all elements of the sheep sector including farmers, sheep breed societies, meat processors and levy bodies.
Liz Rees from Pilgrim’s UK Lamb Ltd, commented: “The National Sheep Association events provide an excellent opportunity for us to meet our producers, and other industry stakeholders. We are delighted that Jake Pickering, Agriculture Manager at Waitrose and Partners, joined us at Sheep Southwest yesterday and we are proud to be the main sponsors at both the events. It’s a great opportunity to see some familiar faces and for meeting some new ones.”
She added: “Customers and suppliers know our reputation is based on being the premier specialist lamb producer in the UK. We’re committed to bringing our Welsh and West Country farmers with us as we continue this journey.”