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3rd May 2012 NSA Sheep 2012: wool clinic + fleece awards Sheep farmers will be able to find out about adding more value to their wool clip and inspect some of the finest fleeces at NSA Sheep 2012, the industry’s biennial event to be staged by the National Sheep Association at the Three Counties Show Ground, Malvern on Wednesday 4 July. Read More
3rd May 2012 Stamp Out Lameness In a bid to reduce levels of sheep lameness, Farmers Weekly and NSA are promoting a 5-step strategy that has the potential to halve lameness within a year. The five areas include: culling badly affected or repeatedly affected animals; quarantining incoming animals; treating clinical cases; avoiding spread at gathering and handling; and vaccination. Read More
27th April 2012 Sheep Scab survey If you haven’t managed to complete the sheep scab questionnaire sent to you recently please take a few minutes to do so by the first week in May. The more returns we get the more meaningful the results. Many thanks for your help. Completed forms to be returned to: Freepost RSTT-BYCK-XGUK, EBLEX BRP, National Agricultural Centre, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, CV8 2TL Enquiries to: Professor Richard Wall, Veterinary Parasitology & Ecology Group School of Biological Sciences,UniversityofBristol,Woodland Road,BristolBS8 1UG, U. Read More
19th April 2012 Better Returns from improving worm control and reducing mastitis incidences ADAS and EBLEX invite you to join them at Darley Stud Management Ltd, Newmarket to learn about improving worm control and reducing the incidence of mastitis. Kate Phillips and Dan Phipps, manager of the 1000 ewe flock, will give an update on flock performance. Read More
17th April 2012 NAAC agree scheme for overseas shearers The National Association of Agricultural Contractors has again this year reached agreement with the UK Border Agency and a transitional scheme has been put in place by the Government to allow overseas shearers to come to the UK on a seasonal temporary basis. Read More
17th April 2012 Eastern Region Update April 2012 Schmallenberg virus has certainly affected our region. It has been terrible for those individuals who have experienced the appalling problems the infection can cause at lambing time. You all have our sympathies, but much more than that, I am afraid it is watch and wait. Read More
16th April 2012 Wool takes centre stage at NSA Scotsheep 2012 WOOL TO TAKE CENTRE STAGE AT NSA SCOTSHEEP “The Wool Centre – Rediscover the Wonders of Wool” will be a major feature of NSA Scotsheep to be held at Dumfries House, Cumnock, Ayrshire, on Wednesday, June 6. The feature will be co-ordinated by the British Wool Marketing Board (BWMB) and the Campaign for Wool (CfW) and the main static display will come straight from the BWMB/CfW stand at the Ideal Homes Exhibition in London. Read More
13th April 2012 NSA Sheep 2012 - Inward Mission Opportunity NSA Sheep 2012 – inward mission supportEBLEX is again kindly helping the sector's export initiatives by supporting inward missions to bring potential purchasers and industry leaders here to NSA Sheep 2012, at Malvern, on 4 July. BLG is again coordinating this activity for EBLEX. Read More
11th April 2012 NSA South West Annual Report - Chairman's comments 2011 started with an air of optimism surrounding the sheep sector, but we have all learnt not to count our chickens, as there always seems to be something that comes along to wipe the smiles off our faces. Luckily 2011 didn’t spring any surprises on us and trade remained strong throughout the year. Read More
10th April 2012 NSA South West Annual Report At the regional AGM it was time for change. Our regional Chairman David Gregory felt that with the reorganisation of the NSA and the new board coming into being, it was a suitable time for him to retire. The new Chairman is Robert Jordan. He is a member of the well respected Jordan family and farms in partnership with his parents and brother. Read More