Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

North Sheep Event Sponsor Named; FARMING

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

North Sheep Event Sponsor Named; FARMING

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Byline: ROBERT GIBSON robert.gibson@ncjmedia.co.uk

AGRICULTURAL supplier Carrs Billington has been announced as the major sponsor for NSA North Sheep 2015, which is returning to Cumbria for the first time in more than five years.

A key biennial event for the sheep sector, it is set bring together competitions, demonstrations, seminars and around 200 trade stands at Neil and Sally Marston's Millstone Moor Farm near Cock-Cockermouth on June 3. As a major platform to share knowledge, new industry developments and products, NSA North Sheep 2015 offers both sponsors and exhibitors the chance to reach a broad cross section of the industry, all in one place.

With its head office in Carlisle, Carrs Billington supplies a wide range of products such as compound and blended animal feeds, straights, fertilisers, seeds, animal health products, and agrochemicals, as well as services to sheep farmers.

The company has a network of 26 country stores, together with professional teams of sales specialists and advisors to support farmers.

Divisional sales manager Ian Oliver said: "This is the major sheep event in the North of the country, and a very important business platform for us.

"So, as the leading supply company and partners to countless farm businesses, we are delighted to be involved with NSA North Sheep 2015.

"Mr Marston is one of our customers, and Cumbria is one of our main trading areas, where we have a large market share of the business.

"Sponsoring this event gives us the opportunity to give something back to our customers and to thank them for their support.

"It is also an opportunity to highlight the range and of products and services we offer to a wider audience." In addition to Carrs Billington, NSA North Sheep 2015 is being supported by a wide range of organisations familiar to those in the sheep sector, including BWMB & Campaign for Wool, Caltech & Scotmin Nutrition, EBLEX, Elanco Animal Health, Mitchells Auction Company Ltd, Rumenco & Nettex and Shearwell Data. …

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