Membership Benefits

Why be an NSA member?

NSA strongly represents (to the Government and others) the views of sheep farmers on the ground, urging a common sense dialogue and a focus on practicality everything that affects sheep farming in this country. Every membership subscription funds this work and strengthens our mandate to speak out on behalf of the industry.

NSA also provides top quality technical information, events and services to help the sheep farming businesses of its members.

Your membership subscription supports NSA’s work to provide a voice for the sheep sector. It also gives you access to a wide range of benefits, including:

Sheep Farmer Magazine

Published six times a year and packed with the latest news and technical information – see example issues here.

Weekly Email Update

Sent every Friday to keep you abreast of what’s happening in the sheep sector.

Free Legal Helpline

Offering 30 minutes of free legal advice to help your business on any topic.

NSA Sheep Events

Discounted or free entry to national and regional events, showcasing the latest information, technologies and innovations. [Please note we offer one discounted/free entry per event, even if membership in joint names].

NSA Ram Sales

Only members can sell at NSA ram sales, where buyers have the confidence to invest in independently inspected breeding stock.

Associate Membership of the Moredun Foundation

All NSA members are Moredun associate members too – click here for more detail.

Regional Invitations

Get involved in farm walks, meetings and events held in your local region, and engage with your local committee to hear and discuss the views of people working in the sheep sector – click here to find your regional contacts.

NSA Lambing List

Match-making service helping NSA members find help at lambing time – see other member adverts here.

NSA Next Generation

A dedicated project helping young farmers and new entrants with a passion for the sheep sector – visit

Help sourcing experienced shepherding staff

NSA members can apply to advertise for shepherding staff within our Weekly Email Update for free.

NSA prize draws

NSA frequently has prize draws running, with new members automatically entered as a reward for joining NSA, and existing members getting one entry for every friend, family member or neighbour they refer to join the organisation - see what's currently running here.


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