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Harrison family traditions continue to pay dividends

July 14, 2020

Chris and Marion Harrison and their son Richard farm 1,200 acres of moorland and SDA land at Coatlith Hill, Alston, running Swaledale and North of England Mule ewes alongside a herd of suckler cows. The traditional sheep system operated by five generations of one family continues to pay its way.

Sheep shearing and lambs dosing season in full swing

June 26, 2020

The sheep shearing season is now in full swing, while fast-growing new season lambs are being gathered in for treatments that will stand them in good stead for this year’s autumn sales. Many breeders continue to immunise with Heptavac-P, a recognised high health multi-purpose vaccine.

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Meet Jonny Mattacola

May 21, 2020

The all-purpose North of England Mule continues to hit all the right notes for music teacher and part-time, but horizon-spreading sheep farmer Jonny Mattacola.


Lambing results look good for NEMSA breeders and users


May 21, 2020

While the nation continues to present a brave face during the Covid-19 lockdown, hundreds of sheep farmers and their families UK-wide have been busy lambing in splendid self-isolation in what many have long termed their annual lockdown period

Nemsa considers the future
at succesful AGM

February 21, 2020

Encouraging the younger generation is essential for the industry, stressed retiring chairman Kevin Wilson at the 36th annual meeting of the North of England Mule Sheep Association.

Trade improves for NEMSA gimmer lambs

November 18, 2019

2019 saw renewed optimism and confidence at the North of England Mule Sheep Association’s high profile annual gimmer lamb sales at northern auction marts this autumn.

Ensure your boluses are
still authorised for use

September 6, 2019

Many farmers are unaware that since July 17, 2019 Selenium Selenite is the only Selenium approved by the EFSA (European Food Standard Agency) as a feed additive for use in sheep boluses sold in Britain, Ireland and the rest of Europe.

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