Here you will find the latest updates on NSA activity, and responses to industry news or Government announcements.
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10th August 2023 NSA events successfully celebrate the best of UK sheep farming The National Sheep Association (NSA) is celebrating a successful summer of events across England, Wales and Northern Ireland that have welcomed sheep farmers for enjoyable and informative days out and celebrated all that is great about the UK sheep sector. Read More
4th August 2023 NSA enthused over emerging opportunities for British lamb The National Sheep Association (NSA) is enthused by emerging export markets for British lamb across the globe – and supportive of AHDB activity to help exporters exploit opportunities, including a trade mission to Kuwait next month. Phil Stocker, NSA Chief Executive, says: “NSA is enthused by emerging opportunities for UK-produced lamb and the recently launched AHDB Beyond Borders report, which highlights existing and future export opportunities and is an important part of work by all UK levy bodies to increase market access. Read More
3rd August 2023 Support on offer for UK shearers and wool handlers wanting a working holiday in Australia NSA member Lesley Prior has made NSA aware of an opportunity for young UK sheep shearers and wool handlers to apply for training and support in Australia. Australian Wool Innovation is offering a pastoral award to UK citizens considering a working holiday in Australia as a shearer, wool handler or shed hand. Read More
28th July 2023 Action needed to protect UK sheep flock from vaccine crisis, says NSA With livestock health under ever increasing scrutiny, the National Sheep Association (NSA) is highlighting the critical need to address the ongoing issues with disruption to animal vaccine supply. NSA, has, for the past 24 months, raised serious concerns over the disruption and has regularly called on vaccine manufacturers, the Veterinary Medicines Directive (VMD), and the UK Government, for action to secure reliable vaccine supplies. Read More
26th July 2023 NSA embraces proactive flock health in new NSA event this autumn The National Sheep Association (NSA) will celebrate the work of UK sheep farmers in keeping the national flock healthy with a dedicated ‘Sheep Health Week’ this October. From breeding to nutrition, so many factors are instrumental in ensuring optimum flock health and NSA will be covering many of these topics in a series of face to face and online events providing valuable, practical advice. Read More
21st July 2023 Be alert to heightened risk of sheep worrying attacks during summer holidays, warns NSA As peak summer holiday season arrives in the UK the National Sheep Association (NSA) is issuing a reminder to holidaymakers of the risk posed by their pet dogs to sheep they may meet on their countryside breaks. During walks in the countryside, it is not uncommon to come across grazing livestock including sheep and if a dog is being walked off lead an encounter can result in a chase and in the worst cases physical attacks taking place. Read More
19th July 2023 NSA & Rurtech Tupping Giveaway ***Click here to become a member*** Terms and Conditions: NSA is giving away six essential tupping kits to six new members. The essential tupping kits are made up of two MATINGMARK Harnesses, two red and two blue MATINGMARK Crayons. Entry to the giveaway is automatic for individuals with a UK address who sign up as NSA members between 00. Read More
17th July 2023 Buy and sell the best at an NSA Ram Sale Sheep farmers looking to add to their flocks this coming breeding season can have a choice from the very best, quality, inspected stock as the National Sheep Association (NSA) Ram Sales return at six locations across England and Wales this August and September. Read More
11th July 2023 SCOPS webinars to provide real-world advice on checking if a worming treatment has been effective To continue to build on its role of providing practical advice for sheep farmers, vets, prescribers and advisers, the Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep (SCOPS) group is offering two free-to-attend webinars in mid-July. Vets, Registered Animal Medicines Advisers (RAMAs), Suitably Qualified Persons (SQPs) and other advisers are invited to a midday question and answer session on Wednesday 19th July 2023, with the session to be repeated at 7. Read More
7th July 2023 Record crowds enjoy a great day out at NSA Sheep Northern Ireland A farm venue with a historic past attracted record crowds to this years National Sheep Association (NSA) Sheep Northern Ireland event this week after an absence of four years. Taking place at Tynan Abbey Estate, County Armagh this was the first time the event had been held on farm and was a new venture for the organising committee. Read More