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Join the NSA team

An exciting opportunity has arisen to become a staff member at NSA and bring our team back up to full capacity. We are looking for a new NSA Membership Recruitment Officer to design and deliver innovative and engaging activities to recruit new NSA members, while also supporting work to retain existing members and raise the profile of the organisation via events. The role would suit someone with strong sales skills, or closely related experience, who is creative, enthusiastic and outgoing. Find out more here.

Bluetongue latest

NSA is once again supporting the joint campaign against bluetongue (JAB), which was the industry-wide initiative created the last time bluetongue hit the UK. Although vaccination will not be compulsory this time, JAB is highlighting the 80% risk of the virus spreading to the UK this summer and encouraging farmers in high risk areas to think about vaccination. Go to for the latest information on the spread of the disease and vaccine availability.

NSA teams up with British manufacturer for top wool prizes in 2016

To celebrate the wonder that is British wool, NSA is very excited to have teamed up with the Wool Room to give away five luxury bedding sets - Click here to enter

Win 200 Vouchers

Win £200 Vouchers

NSA is excited that its current membership recruitment prize giveaway has 18x £200 vouchers up through to the end of 2016. Thanks to generous support from three leading companies, NSA will be holding a draw every other month and giving away a £200 voucher each from Cox Agri/Ritchey, FecpakG2 and JG Animal Health. New NSA members will automatically be entered into the prize draw, and existing members’ names will go in the hat every time someone they recommend someone to join NSA, with no limit to the number of entries they can earn. Click here to find out more.

Do we have your contact details?

If you are a member, make sure we have your email address so you can recieve the popular NSA Weekly Email Update. We also now send out text message alerts for events in your region, so let us have your mobile phone number too. Email these details, along with your name and membership number (or postcode), to

British Sheep Breeds book giveaway

Sheep books for sale

British Sheep Breeds - This slimline guide (pictured) explains the main differences between various breeds and the qualities of their appearance, temperament, meat and wool. It also outlines the history of sheep farming and the way the industry works, with the aid of beautiful colour photographs throughout. Susannah Parkin, a member of the NSA South East Region Committee and a contributor to several NSA projects, is the author. Copies are available from NSA for £7.99 (+ £1.50 P&P).
British Sheep & Wool - A gorgeous 180-page glossy book detailing all the sheep breeds farmed in the UK. Published by the British Wool Marketing Board, this reference guide makes a lovely gift at £10 (+ £2.50 P&P).
To purchase either of these books, call NSA Head Office on 01684 892661