• WIN a 12ft Nugent Livestock trailer worth over £9,500

    Click below to enter NSA's 2024 prize draw and potentially walk away with the fantastic prize of a Nugent Livestock trailer.

    The prize draw is open to any UK resident aged 16 or over, who is involved in the sheep industry.

  • NSA warns sheep farmers to remain vigilant amid ongoing bluetongue outbreak
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    Students can browse placements and NSA members can input details of lambing placements they are able to offer for the coming 2023/2024 lambing season.

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  • Support the industry with an NSA 100% certified British wool tie

    100% certified British Wool ties are available for NSA members and other supporters of the UK sheep industry to purchase.

    The attractive navy Harris Tweed ties are handwoven in the Outer Hebrides and are priced at £35.

Wednesday 10th April 2024
Tenant farmers under pressure as landowners reclaim land for economic benefit
The National Sheep Association (NSA) believes traditional farming practices could be threatened as large landowners seek to reclaim farmland in favour of economically beneficial environmental practices.   At a recent meeting of the NSA Northern Region and the Farming Network farmers said they were being squeezed out of short term lets and Farm Business Tenancies (FBT) as land...
Thursday 28th March 2024
Enjoy high welfare and sustainable British lamb this Easter
As the Easter break approaches this weekend, the National Sheep Association (NSA) is encouraging shoppers to choose delicious British lamb for their Easter Sunday celebrations. As the much enjoyed, traditional choice of many families across the UK, a roast leg of lamb is the perfect meal to enjoy at this time of year as new season lamb is starting to become available on butc...
Thursday 28th March 2024
NSA welcomes change to SFI actions but says more could more be done to protect future food production
The National Sheep Association (NSA) has welcomed the announcement from Defra this week limiting the percentage of farm land that can put into nonproductive actions as part of applications for the Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI). NSA Chief Executive Phil Stocker says: “It is a welcome relief that Defra has listened, and acted quickly to make changes that will limit farmer...
Monday 25th March 2024
The continuing serious impact of sheep worrying by dogs revealed by latest NSA survey
Reported to be the most frequently occurring rural crime, attacks on sheep flocks by dogs, incidents known as ‘sheep worrying’, continue to plight farmers impacting animal health and welfare and farmers’ livelihoods and mental wellbeing. Following a recent National Sheep Association (NSA) survey of rural police crime teams, the sheep farming charity today (Monday 25th March) ...
Thursday 21st March 2024
NSA welcomes opportunity to assess fundamental issues with SFS amid election of new Welsh First Minister
The National Sheep Association (NSA) is welcoming the announcement of a new First Minister for Wales, highlighting the vital opportunity to rethink amid farming policy turmoil in the nation. Vaughan Gething was named as the new First Minister following a vote in Welsh Parliament last weekend. He was appointed into the role yesterday (Wednesday 20th March). NSA Chief Executiv...
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