Here you will find the latest updates on NSA activity, and responses to industry news or Government announcements.
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7th December 2023 NSA urges clarity and progress on exports of breeding animals in light of new legislation Following the introduction of the new Animal Welfare (Livestock Exports) Bill this week, the National Sheep Association (NSA) is urging the Government not to allow new legislation banning live export of livestock for slaughter to further impede a return to the export of breeding livestock to the EU. Read More
1st December 2023 NSA Scottish Region celebrates Lamb for St Andrew’s day, at home and abroad There was an air of celebration among NSA Scottish Region members last night (Thursday 30th November), with many years of effort to drive ‘Lamb for St Andrew’s Day’ culminating in a traditional dinner in Lauder, Scottish Borders, at the same time as an international event in Dubai opened the door to Scottish Lamb sales in the Middle East. Read More
30th November 2023 NSA Scottish Region supports the country’s future shepherds at LiveScot event The Scottish Region of the National Sheep Association (NSA) was pleased to witness a positive future for its sheep sector from capable young handlers demonstrating their knowledge and skills at last weekend’s LiveScot event. LiveScot is the Scottish National Winter Fair held at Lanark Agricultural Centre. Read More
28th November 2023 East Anglian Sheep Farmer takes on new role in NSA Eastern Region The National Sheep Association (NSA) is pleased to announce the election of Suffolk Sheep Farmer Robert Spinks as its new NSA Eastern Region Chairman. Robert from near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, was elected at the recent NSA Eastern Region Annual Members’ Meeting (ARMM). Read More
23rd November 2023 NSA lambing List provides useful connection for farmers and students The National Sheep Association (NSA) Lambing List is now once again open for business providing the perfect solution for sheep farmers seeking extra help at their busiest time of year. The NSA Lambing List is for many UK sheep farmers, a relied upon service helping to connect those needing assistance at lambing time with agricultural and veterinary students looking for a work experience placement as part of their studies. Read More
23rd November 2023 NSA Black Friday Discount This Black Friday NSA is giving any new member that signs up between 9am Friday 24th to midnight Sunday 26th November 2023 15% off their membership. All you have to do is use the unique discount code: NSABF23 at the online check out. The full terms and conditions can be found below and in the downloadable pdf on this page. Read More
22nd November 2023 NSA Outback Outfitters 'Taran Smock' Giveaway Terms and Conditions The NSA is celebrating the Royal Welsh Winter Fair by giving away an Outback Outfitters ‘Taran Smock’ worth RRP £200 to one lucky new member that signs up between 9am Monday 27th to midnight Tuesday 28th November 2023. Sign up now via the website. The full terms and conditions can be found below and in the downloadable pdf on this page. Read More
21st November 2023 NSA Wales & Border Early Ram Sale moves to Brecon The National Sheep Association (NSA) Wales & Border Early Ram Sale, typically held on the first Monday in August, is to move to Brecon Livestock Market next year, in a move that will save costs for the Sale. The NSA Wales & Border committee says that sales are in good shape but that the move will help it gear up for a stronger future. Read More
16th November 2023 Young UK sheep farmers given chance to join renowned development programme The National Sheep Association (NSA) is excited to announce the opening of applications for its successful and highly respected NSA Next Generation Ambassador programme. The programme gives young sheep farming enthusiasts the opportunity to become part of the NSA activity that supports the future of the UK sheep sector through young people and a scheme that signals the start of a lifelong journey with NSA. Read More
14th November 2023 NSA concerned for yet more uncertainty for the agricultural industry As the third Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in just over a year was announced yesterday (Monday 13th November), the National Sheep Association (NSA) is concerned the negative impact this may have on the industry. NSA Chief Executive, Phil Stocker comments: “It is worrying that agriculture is again in a position of uncertainty and the loss of another Secretary of State be a huge blow to any kind of continuity we might have been developing. Read More