The National Sheep Association is “matchmaking” farmers who need assistance at lambing time with veterinary and agricultural students looking for a lambing placement.
The National Sheep Association (NSA) Lambing List for 2013/14 is now open.
The list is published annually with the intention of “matchmaking” farmers who need assistance at lambing time with veterinary and agricultural students required to undertake a lambing placement as part of their educational studies.
NSA chief executive Phil Stocker said: “The Lambing List is part of NSA’s support for the next generation of sheep farmers and large animal vets, and is hugely valued by both the students and farmers who use it.”
Explaining further, he said: “It’s a very simple but effective process – we collate a list of NSA members looking for help at lambing time and provide contact details so students can approach them directly to ask for a placement. It’s a great service for our members, but also provides a boost for young people keen to get ahead.
“And an added bonus this year is the list will be hosted on our new website dedicated to young people, meaning students seeking the list will also find an online resource packed with useful information about forging a career in the sheep sector.”
The 2013/14 list will be made available later this month.