NEMSA – the North of England Mule Sheep Association – has announced record entries in its show classes at this year’s Royal Highland Show.

A total of 28 different exhibitors, including seven new faces, will be parading their North of England Mules. The 69-strong turnout in the four show classes comprises 35 ewe lambs, 19 hoggs and lambs, seven geld hoggs and five ewes and lambs.

The Royal Highland Show has proved an increasingly successful platform for NEMSA and this year is its seventh appearance at one of Scotland’s most iconic events, which is celebrating its179th year and will again take place at The Royal Highland Centre, just out of Edinburgh city centre, from June 20-23.

“We’re looking forward to it – and are delighted with this year’s record turnout in our NEMSA show classes. The Royal Highland showcases the very best of farming, food and rural life. It’s a really high profile stage for us to continue to promote both breed and society north of the border,” said NEMSA’s chairman, North Yorkshire sheep farmer Kevin Wilson.Record