NSA runs a series of regional Young Shepherd Competitions, as well as a biennial national final. We also support a UK team in attending the European and World Finals. More here.
Aged 20-34 with a passion for sheep farming? You could be just the person NSA is looking for to join the Next Generation Ambassador programme 2018!
Applications are now open for NSA's 2018 group of Next Generation Ambassadors!
Each year up to 12 enthusiastic young sheep farmers are chosen from all regions of the UK to join the NSA programme offering support, training and development with the aim of aiding future success within the industry.
To find out more about the programme and apply to join for next year click here.
We at head office are looking forward to looking through the applications demonstarting the strength of skills and talent from the UK's young shepherds.
The sheep sector into the UK needs innovative, enthusiastic and professional young people coming through in order to survive. NSA Next Generation is dedicated to encouraging and supporting the sheep farmers and service providers of the future.
This website collects lots of information useful to young people in the sheep sector, whether you’re farming in your own right, starting to take more responsibility in a family business, just beginning as an new entrant or one day hoping to get into the sheep sector. Take a look around – and if you can’t find what you’re looking for, or have some new information to share, please get in touch.
This summer has seen five skilled young shepherds from across Great Britain selected as Young Shepherds of the year for their regions. These five winners (and runners ups from the sheep events this year) will now go on to represent their regions in next years national final at the Sheep 2018 event at Malvern , Worcestershire on July 18th.
Several regions are yet to hold their young shepherds events or will hold further events before the national finals next year to find their regions best young shepherd. If you are interested in competing and getting involved then please visit www.nationalsheep.org.uk/events. (This page will be regularly updated as we approach upcoming events.)
NSA helps young people find work experience, college/uni work placements and employment in the sheep sector, through our network of farmer members. More here.
NSA supports its sheep farming members by promoting those farmers in need of lambing staff. Agricultural students and trainee vets can use these valuable work experience placements to gain vital skills. More here.