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Anthrax outbreak impact on sheep movements

NSA understands that a second case of anthrax in a cow was confirmed on a Wiltshire farm at the beginning of November, subsequently resulting in a 50km zone being placed around the holding. 
A list of CPH numbers of holdings within the 50km has been produced.

NSA has collated the information it has on the recent Anthrax case found
on a farm in Wiltshire here.

NSA Lambing List now live

NSA’s Lambing List for 2015/16 is open for business, with the intention of matchmaking farmers who need assistance at lambing time with agricultural and veterinary students required to undertake a lambing placement as part of their educational studies. NSA members wanting to use the list should go to Students looking for lambing work experience should click here. If you are not currently an NSA member but would like to be added to the Lambing List, print off a membership application form here or phone the NSA Head Office on 01684 892661.

Shearwell EID Stick Reader Kit

Win a Shearwell EID Stick Reader Kit

NSA is excited that its current membership recruitment prize giveaway has 12 EID stick reader kits up for grabs through 2015, courtesy of Shearwell Data. The kits contain everything you need to make the most of EID recording, including a stick reader, a mobile printer and a handy carry case, plus Shearwell’s StockMove Express management app. 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 joins 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 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).
Brtish 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

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