A service that puts sheep farmers in touch with veterinary students looking for lambing placements as part of their studies is now open for applications of interest for 2016/17.
The National Sheep Association (NSA) provides the Lambing List service to assist members looking for help during the busy period. It also forms part of the organisation’s “continued support” of the next generation of large animal vets and sheep farmers.
NSA chief executive Phil Stocker said: “The Lambing List is hugely valued by both the sheep farmers and students who use it, and I’m delighted it has continued to grow in popularity year on year.
“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.”
The list will be hosted on NSA’s Next Generation website, where students will also find useful information about pursuing a career in the sheep sector.
NSA members wishing to place an advert on the list should visit the NSA’s list page, while students seeking a lambing work experience placement should visit the Next Generation page for instructions on how to notify their interest.
Sheep farmers interested in using the list who are not yet NSA members can find application information on the membership page.