NSA North Sheep

Date: Jun 7, 2017

NSA North Sheep 2017

Location: West Shields Farm, Tow Law, County Durham, DL13 4HN

NSA North Sheep 2017 will be hosted by W.H & J Smith & Sons at West Shields Farm, near Tow Law, in County Durham, DL13 4HN, on Wednesday 7th June. Attracting in the region of 8,000 visitors, this is a key biennial event for the UK sheep industry. Not only will it provide a platform for people to hear from industry experts and visit hundreds of exhibition stands, it will also highlight how one progressive County Durham Farm operates their commercial sheep enterprise.

West Shields Farm is a family run partnership, managed by John Smith alongside his two sons, David and Alan. Also involved are John’s nephew and his son. This 365 hectare (900-acre) traditional mixed farm, sitting at 270 metres (885 ft.) above sea level, is home to a commercial sheep flock of 1,350 Mules and some Texels. The family use Texel rams purchased locally where possible. In addition, the farm is home to 300 suckler cows and the family has a local contracting business. “This is a team effort! It is a family farm with everyone involved working together,” says David Smith.


The Bleu du Maine Society will have a tradestand at this event.