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NSA Scotland, the Scottish Region of the National Sheep Association

*NEW* NSA Scotland Member Newsletter - May Edition


NSA Scotland are pleased to announce the latest edition of the new NSA Scotland Member Newsletter.

This will be published on a bi-monthly basis to keep NSA Scotland members up to date with what is happening in the Scottish Sheep industry and within the organisation.

Please get in touch with Grace Reid if you would like to feature in the next edition or have suggestions of things you would like to hear about!

Many thanks to all contributors and to Shearwell Data Livestock Systems for sponsoring.

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WIN a Te Pari sheep handling system worth £20,000

Click here to enter NSA's 2022 prize draw and potentially walk away with the fantastic prize of a Te Pari Racewell HD3 mobile sheep handling system includng EID and scale system.

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

*NEW* NSA Scotland Member Newsletter - March Edition!


NSA Scotland are pleased to announce the third edition of the new NSA Scotland Member Newsletter.

This will be published on a bi-monthly basis to keep NSA Scotland members up to date with what is happening in the Scottish Sheep industry and within the organisation.

Please get in touch with Grace Reid if you would like to feature in the next edition or have suggestions of things you would like to hear about!

Many thanks to Sarah Millar (QMS), James Scott (United Auctions) and Ed Hill (Thrums Veterinary Group) for their contributions and to Shearwell Data Livestock Systems for sponsoring.

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NSA Scotland Photography Competition February 2022 Winners

 

NZ FTA - Dismayed, Disappointed and Worse... Not Surprised

It has been announced under the new Free Trade Agreement (FTA) that New Zealand exporters will be able to send 35,000 tonnes of lamb to the UK tariff-free for the first four years. This will then rise to 50,000 tonnes for 10 years before quotas are removed altogether - similar to what has previously been outlined with Australia.

NSA Scotland Chair, Jen Craig comments: "NSA Scotland is dismayed yet again that our elected representatives in Westminster are showing a complete lack of understanding of how their new trade deals are likely to impact on the sheep sector. Yet another tariff free access for a major sheep producing nation to the UK could be devastating for Scottish sheep farmers.The deal offers a lot to NZ sheep farmers and very little to UK sheep farmers and that is completely unacceptable. Our sheep farmers time and time again have had looming threats held over their heads and whilst Brexit was promised to be an opportunity, we have not yet seen any reward throughout the FTA process to date. The international trade secretary said British farmers should not be concerned about increased lamb imports because the lambing seasons were different in the UK and New Zealand. This statement is wholly inadmissible and whilst factually correct its simplest form, it is obvious that other factors come into play. Our nation's sheep farmers strive to produce the most natural, sustainable and nutritious protein source globally and the recognition and reward for this is sorely in need of improvement. We need significant safeguards and commitment shown to our industry and equivalent standards of production is a starting point."

*NEW* NSA Scotland Member Newsletter - January Edition

NSA Scotland are delighted to announce the second edition of the new NSA Scotland Member Newsletter.

This will be published on a bi-monthly basis to keep NSA Scotland members up to date with what is happening in the Scottish Sheep industry and within the organisation. 

Please get in touch with Grace Reid if you would like to feature in the next edition or have suggestions of things you would like to hear about!

We hope you enjoy reading it!

https://www.nationalsheep.org.uk/workspace/scot-pdfs/nsa-scotland-janfeb-2021.pdf