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NSA Lambing List 2019/20 open for business!

NSA’s Lambing List for 2019/20 is now 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 studies.

NSA members wanting to advertise on the list should go to Students and others seeking lambing experience will be able to view the available placements from November.

Sheep farmers interested in using the list who are not yet NSA members can sign up online today or find membership application information at or from NSA HQ on 01684 892661. 

Coming soon - Don't miss NSA meetings to set the sheep farming record straight!

NSA is proud to present a series of evening meetings, running in every NSA region in the UK and open to all sheep farmers to explore positive facts and statistics.

With the theme of ‘Setting the sheep farming record straight’, the evenings will defend the industry against the multiple attacks being levelled at it. NSA speakers will look at the positive role of sheep farming in the environment, British Wool will focus on welfare (specifically shearing and recent responses to animal rights extremists) and levy body speakers will cover the nutritional benefits of eating red meat. Details of the meetings, which all start at 7pm, will be available soon here on the NSA website or from NSA Head Office. The meetings are open to members and non-members so please invite friends, neighbours and family to come along too.

Join NSA Next Generation at annual Winter event!

Bookings are now open for enthusiastic young sheep farmers to join NSA Next Generation for its annual winter event!

With growing demand, this free, annual event will for the first time this year be held in two venues! The first on Tuesday 5th November at Sedgemoor Auction Mart, Somerset and then also on Thursday 7th November at J36 Rural Auction centre, Cumbria.

Each year, the open event aims to inspire and inform young people with an interest in the sheep sector. We aim to cater for everyone with a passion for sheep farming, from new entrants looking to get a foot in the door, to those wanting to expand an enterprise or take on more responsibility in a long-established business as well as anyone who is simply keen to learn more about sheep farming.

Find out more and book your place today at