Farming News - NSA Lambing List opens again to provide the perfect lambing solution

NSA Lambing List opens again to provide the perfect lambing solution

12 Nov 2018
Frontdesk / Livestock

The National Sheep Association (NSA) Lambing List is now once again open for business providing the perfect solution for sheep farmers seeking extra help at their busiest time of year.

Following several successful years, the NSA Lambing List connects sheep farming members of the organisation who need assistance at lambing time with agricultural and veterinary students looking for a work experience placement as part of their studies.

Katie James, NSA Communications Officer, says: “NSA is excited to open up the NSA Lambing List for the forthcoming lambing season. Recent years have seen the numbers of both farmers and students using it increase substantially meaning it is now considered the ‘go to’ place for those requiring extra help or seeking vital work experience.

“It’s a very simple but effective process – we collate a list of NSA members looking for help at lambing time and produce an advert so students can approach them directly to ask for a placement. NSA is confident the list will again be successful in its mission to help all of those involved.”

NSA members wanting to advertise on the list must complete a short application form at www.nationalsheep.org.uk/lambing-list providing brief details of their lambing system and the experience and position they can offer, including provision of accommodation, meals and other details. Adverts are listed in the order they are submitted, so NSA members are encouraged to get adverts in as early as possible.

Sheep farmers who are interested in using the list but are not yet NSA members can find a membership application form at www.nationalsheep.org.uk/membership.

The service could not be simpler for students looking for a placement, with adverts split into regions to highlight positions available in different areas of the UK and overseas. The list can be found via the lambing and work experience pages at on the Next Generation web pages.

Katie continues: “This service is just one of the many membership benefits NSA offers as well as supporting agriculture’s next generation and the allied veterinary industry. Young people accessing the NSA Lambing List on the NSA Next Generation website will also find a host of online resources, packed with useful information on NSA’s work to support young people.”