Here you will find the latest updates on NSA activity, and responses to industry news or Government announcements.
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15th February 2022 NSA statement on MV situation in Northern Ireland NSA is closely monitoring the information available in relation to the maedi visna (MV) status of sheep flocks in Northern Ireland. Officials are working closely with all stakeholders to identify the next steps, which will be informed by the ongoing epidemiological investigation. Read More
14th February 2022 Nation’s sheep farmers given chance to win and improve their sheep handling systems The National Sheep Association (NSA) is excited to announce the launch of its prize giveaway for 2022, in collaboration with global market leaders of livestock handling systems, Te Pari Products. In teaming up with Te Pari, NSA is giving the UK’s sheep farmers chance to walk away with the fantastic prize of a Te Pari Racewell HD3 mobile sheep handling system including EID and scale system. Read More
14th February 2022 NSA Cymru/Wales Regional Newsletter NSA Cymru/Wales Region is delighted to announce the first edition of the new NSA Cymru Member Newsletter. Download the PDF on this page to read. This will be published as and when content becomes available to keep NSA Cymru members up to date with what is happening in the Welsh sheep industry and within the organisation. Read More
9th February 2022 Future land use must not be viewed through a single lens, says NSA With debates raging over future land use strategies the National Sheep Association (NSA) is warning policymakers how categorising land into areas for food production, nature, timber production, or carbon storage ignores the multi-functional nature of much of our farmed environment, in particular grassland. Read More
9th February 2022 NSA Sheep Event focussed on the sector’s positive future The National Sheep Association’s (NSA) flagship event, NSA Sheep 2022, will return to the Three Counties Showground, Worcestershire this July and will be firmly focussed on looking towards a positive future for the UK sheep industry. Taking place for the first time since 2018, the biennial event, that was unfortunately cancelled in 2020 due to covid-19, is firmly established as the leading technical sheep event in the UK. Read More
7th February 2022 Young sheep farmers to embark on new journey with NSA as part of popular development programme The National Sheep Association (NSA) is excited to announce the 13 young UK sheep farmers selected to benefit from its highly regarded Next Generation Ambassador programme this year. Having undergone a thorough interview process assessing each candidates experience and ambition for their own sheep farming careers as well as the future of the wider sheep sector the new cohort of Ambassadors will now begin a series of personal and career technical development sessions as part of the programme. Read More
4th February 2022 Could you deliver the NSA online presence? NSA is looking for a Digital Communications Officer to join the UK-wide team and run the fast-paced NSA online presence – websites, social media and online campaign work. NSA requires a professional, sustained, engaging and visually-appealing online presence to:- Raise the profile of the organisation to farming and non-farming audiences. Read More
3rd February 2022 Herefordshire sheep farmer takes on new role in NSA Marches Region The National Sheep Association (NSA) is pleased to announce the election of Herefordshire sheep farmer Richard Vines, as its new NSA Marches Region Chairman. Richard, from near Ross on Wye, was elected at the recent NSA Marches Region Annual Members Meeting (ARMM). Read More
2nd February 2022 NSA welcomes appointment of new QMS Chief Executive The National Sheep Association (NSA) congratulates Sarah Millar on her appointment as the new Chief Executive of levy board Quality Meat Scotland (QMS). Sarah comes into this role, having previously worked as QMS Director of Market Intelligence and External Affairs. Read More
27th January 2022 The right tree in the right place is key to new Defra tree planting scheme, says NSA The National Sheep Association (NSA) is welcoming the gradual launching of new Defra schemes, most recently the new tree planting grants, targeting planting within farmed landscapes and offering the chance to sensitively integrate trees alongside livestock production. Read More