NSA Scotsheep 2022
NSA Scotsheep will be a great day out for anyone with an interest in sheep and will cover all aspects of sheep production, from husbandry, nutrition and health to marketing and the promotion of the finished product. A day not to be missed!
Organised by the Scottish region of the National Sheep Association, the re-scheduled NSA Scotsheep 2020 will now be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at Over Finlarg, Tealing, where Robert and Hazel McNee, have built up a profitable business since moving to the farm in 2011. While the farm extends to 740 acres, the McNees also graze a neighbouring heather hill and rent 40 acres of seasonal grazing on a nearby farm. Both the sheep flock and suckler herd are now completely closed, with only home-bred replacements used for breeding and tups and bulls bought at auction. The McNees lamb 1100 head each year, comprising 600 hill-type North Country Cheviot ewes of which 200 are bred pure and the remaining crossed to the Bluefaced Leicester for producing Cheviot Mules. Some 200 Blackface ewes are crossed with home-bred crossing-type Bluefaced Leicesters to produce Scotch Mules, with the result then tupped to the Texel and sold as hoggs with lambs at foot. Cheviot Mules are also sold through the sale ring as gimmers the following year.