Popular scheme to offer student assistance to farmers up and running

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A scheme to connect sheep farmers and student assistants at lambing time is up and running.

The National Sheep Association’s (NSA) Lambing List is now open for business to match farmers with agricultural and veterinary students who need to undertake a lambing placement as part of their courses.

The service has been offered for a number of years and has proven popular with farmers and students alike.

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.

“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.”

Members seeking lambing help should fill in an online application form, detailing whether experience is required, the number of ewes to lamb, and whether accommodation can be provided.

For more details visit www.nationalsheep.org.uk