NSA Sheep 2016 looks for the best of British lamb

England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will be going head to head in an attempt to win the title of best British lamb dish at the NSA Sheep 2016. 

Set to be held at Three Counties Showground, Worcestershire on 27 July, it’ll be every nation for themselves as the popular Ready Steady Cook competition returns.

National Sheep Association (NSA) chief executive Phil Stocker said: “Our Ready Steady Cook competition is always a crowd-pleaser and it’s fantastic to have the next generation involved this year. We know young people do not have the taste for lamb that their grandparents had, so where better to start in spreading the message than within the agricultural sector?

“Asda are very generously providing cookery demonstrations and lamb tastings through the day as well, focused around the NSA Next Generation area and with the intention of inspiring sheep farmers to talk up the qualities of delicious British lamb and tie in this year’s event theme of ‘adding value’.”

NSA Sheep 2016 will also see the return of the Tornado Wire Fencing competition, while the NSA is delighted to have been chosen as one of 12 qualifier events for the British Wool Marketing Board’s new Golden Fleece competition, to find the nation’s top fleece.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to get hands on and put their stock judging skills to the test in two different competitions. AHDB Beef & Lamb will be challenging visitors to determine which markets various commercial lamb carcases would be best suited to, with cash prizes for the winners, and in a competition hosted by the Texel Sheep Society’s Youth Development team, entrants will be asked to judge live lambs for the chance to win a Ritchie Farm Implements lamb weigher.

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