NEMSA Sponsor wins National Award

December 2017

Suffolk based NEMSA Sponsor Animax has been voted the Trade Supplier of the Year, for the UK animal health industry at an awards event in London.

Animax specialises in the research, development and manufacture of effective animal health products and is the market leader in trace element supplementation for livestock. They are best known for their range of leaching boluses which are sold internationally and marketed in the UK under the Tracesure® brand.

This prestigious award, one of the top business awards in the industry, is part of the National SQP Awards, organised by Over the Counter magazine in conjunction with AMTRA and AHDA. (SQP’s, or Suitably Qualified Person’s are able to prescribe veterinary medicines).

Animax was voted for by readers of Over The Counter magazine, including animal health shop staff and SQP’s who work in merchants shops, vet practices, equine shops, pet shops and pet superstores from right across the UK. Animax was voted the winner for ‘’demonstrating how they live and breathe the trade, for marketing products with enthusiasm and for having excellent product knowledge, providing the necessary support through buyers and SQPs in order to advise and inform farmers.’’

The company saw off formidable competition from the other shortlisted and much larger companies – Bimeda, Ceva Animal Health, Elanco, Merial Animal Health, Norbrook, Trilanco and Zoetis.

Marketing director Carolyn Holland commented: ‘‘We are absolutely thrilled to have been given this award. SQP’s and the many people who work in animal heath do such an important and difficult job, providing expert and technical advice to farmers and having to know about a huge range of conditions and products. Our team try to give the right support and we are always reviewing what is needed.’’

Carolyn continued: “We are so impressed by the standard and the knowledge the SQP’s have. This year we were delighted to sponsor the Newly Qualified SQP of the Year. This important award was won by Megan Thomas from Carrs Billington, Settle, North Yorkshire. Her application was really outstanding. Samantha Mitchell from Mole Valley Farmers, Holsworthy, Devon, was the well-deserved runner up. We wish them both all the very best for the future.’’

Mule News 2017

May 2017

The latest edition of Mule News is now available to download here.


February 2015

This year’s NEMSA AGM will be held at Penrith Rugby Club on Monday 23 February, with all current, past, new and potential members welcome. The meeting kicks off at 7.30pm and this year’s guest speaker is Stephen Kirkup.

Support for Great Ormond Street fundraising

November 2014

NEMSA is pleased to support the fundraising efforts of the Beltex Sheep Society for Great Ormond Street Hospital. Beltex Society members Hefin & Ruth Jenkins-Hughes’ five year old daughter Seren was born with severe and life-threatening epilepsy and in February 2014 underwent complex brain surgery at Great Ormond St Hospital (GOSH).

She has been making steady progress, returning to school recently.The family decided to raise funds to enable similarly-affected children from across the UK to benefit from the superb care that GOSH provides. The Beltex Society is proud to give its support and I am asking for your Society’s support for this very worthwhile fundraising effort.

All donations are extremely welcome and you can donate on the Beltex Society/GOSH Just Giving page on

OR by cheque made out to ‘The Beltex Sheep Society’. ‘GOSH fund’ on the back of the cheque.
OR prize draw tickets @ £10 per book of 5 tickets. One prize of £500 – draw to be made at the in-lamb sale at Carlisle in December.

Email Barbara on or phone 01539 567973 if you require an invoice for your donation, or if you wish to buy. or sell, prize draw tickets.

 NEMSA Sponsors renew their support

September 2014

NEMSA is once again delighted to be working with a number of major sponsors this year for the benefit of members and to maximise promotion of North of England Mules across the UK.

Once again our long-term sponsors Shearwell Data and Animax have renewed their support for the Association and its members and were are delighted to welcome new sponsor Stephen Kirkup to our sponsorship line-up.

All three sponsors offer valued products and services to our members and work throughout the UK sheep industry, delivering high levels of service to their customers.

NEMSA is grateful to all three sponsors for their support and looks forward to continuing to work with them in future years.

TI Allinson Award NSA

February 2014

NEMSA are very proud to announce that last night Peter Lee from Morley Hill, Whitfield was awarded the TI Allinson Award NSA (Northern Region) for services to the sheep industry. Peter has covered hundreds of miles promoting NEMSA, and is responsible for the very successful Royal Highland Show and Scottish Winter Fair classes that we have at the moment.

Shearwell Prize Draw

December 2013

Congratulations to all winners of the Shearwell prize draw.

Everyone who purchased tags from Shearwell Data via their membership of NEMSA was entered and the lucky winners of a stick reader package valued at £880 from Shearwell Data are:

Hawes – K W and J Clarkson, Thorstles Nest, Aysgarth

Kendal – Allan Pye, Dunkenshaw Farm, Abbeystead

Kirkby Stephen – J Lancaster, Roseleigh, Sandford

Lazonby – Len Smith, Roachburn, Tindall Fell

Northumberland – John Browell, Quarry House

Skipton – W Furness, Deering House, Dacre

Teesdale – N Hird, Gill Field, Hunderthwaite

Weardale – Messrs Collingwood, Intake Farm, Frosterley

West Cumbria – W W Fell, Chapel Farm, Bassenthwaite

Shearwell Prize Draw

November 2012

The winners of the prize draw for NEMSA members were G H and J Wallis and Son, Gingle Pot, Marske, who won an EID weigh crate.

Second prize of a stock recorder went to T and L M Goad and Sons, Burton Hill, Dent, Sedbergh, while third prize of a stick reader went to G Hinde and Son, Highfield Farm, Fewston, Harrogate. Thanks to Shearwell for the generous donation of the prizes.