NSA and Moredun work together to support UK sheep farmers

11th May 2022

With a shared passion of providing valuable advice to UK sheep farmers, the National Sheep Association (NSA) and Moredun have a long history of working closely together to ensure a sustainable, healthy and productive UK sheep flock.

With both NSA and Moredun committed to this collaboration both organisations are pleased to announce their continued working relationship for the years ahead offering members of both associations with ongoing access to a package of benefits the affiliation between the two provides.

Professor Lee Innes, Moredun Director of Communications says: “Moredun is delighted to be working with NSA to progress our very successful relationship to promote new knowledge and developments in the health and welfare of sheep through successful disease prevention and control. We are really looking forward to the upcoming NSA events this summer to have the opportunity to meet with people and show some of our science in action in our new Moredun Mobile Laboratory.

Working together NSA and Moredun communicate key messages to UK sheep farmers through NSA Sheep Farmer magazine, at NSA meetings, Moredun factsheets sharing news of their ground breaking research work and at NSA events. NSA is therefore excited to welcome Moredun back to this summer’s NSA Scot Sheep and NSA Sheep Event where their latest research will be shared with thousands of sheep farmers.

Taking place on Wednesday 1st June at Over Finlarg Farm, Dundee NSA Scot Sheep will welcome the Moredun Mobile Laboratory bus and stand that will share information on research into infection diseases of sheep. The bus will then make its way south joining NSA Sheep Event at the Three Counties Showground, Worcestershire on Wednesday 27th July.

For those not able to attend an NSA event face-to-face this summer NSA and Moredun will be hosting online webinars this July and August on a range of topics meaning everyone can benefit from the advice of Moredun experts and experienced sheep farmers. Webinars will take place on:

  • Thursday 7th July at 7.30pm discussing ticks and tick borne diseases
  • Tuesday 16th August at 7:30pm discussing sheep scab: How to test, control and quarantine

More information on the leading industry experts joining NSA and Moredun for the webinars will be shared on the NSA website soon here.

NSA Chief Executive Phil Stocker comments: “NSA is of course thrilled to continue working with Moredun. As a world leading research facility there is no better organisation to go to for information on sheep health that we can confidently pass on to our sheep farming members as advice that can be relied upon to maintain or improve flock health. NSA looks forward to working with Moredun this summer and beyond.”

More information on the work between NSA and Moredun can be found on the NSA website at www.nationalsheep.org.uk/nsa-and-moredun.