National Sheep Association
National Sheep Association is an organisation that represents the views and interests of sheep producers throughout the UK. It is funded by its membership of sheep farmers and its activities involve it in every aspect of the sheep industry.
NSA’s vision is one of the people involved in keeping sheep being enthusiastic, knowledgeable and aspiring to best practice – and those not keeping sheep being increasingly aware of the contribution sheep make to society and of the core aspects of the sector.
NSA (then the National Sheep Breeders Association) was founded in 1892 as a forum for progressive breeders to discuss their respective views and improve the breeding management of sheep, and well as providing a strong and common voice for the industry. Over the next 70 years the association took on a broader role and its title changed to its present form in 1969 to reflect the more comprehensive work of the organisation and its representation of both pedigree and non-pedigree producers in all aspects of the sheep sector. NSA receives no Government funding or levies on meat or wool, relying instead almost entirely on the annual subscription of its farmer-based membership.
If you are not already a member of the association, find an application form here.
Who we are
|Chief Executive||President||Chairman of the Board||Honorary Treasurer||Registered Office|
|Phil Stocker||His Grace the Duke of Montrose||Samuel Wharry||David Gregory||The Sheep Centre,
Registered Office - The Sheep Centre, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6PH
Tel: 01684 892661 Fax: 01684 892663
Our committees and structure
As well as the NSA Board of Trustees (the Management Board), NSA has a number of other committees feeding views from individual members through to every level of the organisation:-
- NSA Finance and General Purposes Committee
- NSA UK Policy and Technical Committee
- NSA English Committee
- NSA Cymru/Wales Region Committee
- NSA Scottish Committee
- NSA Northern Ireland Region Committee
- Six NSA English Regional Committees
There is also an NSA Breed Society Forum, which is open to all sheep breed societies affiliated to NSA. This meets once a year (usually in May) and is an additional route for breed societies to feed views to NSA, over and above the involvement of society representatives on regional committees.