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Could NSA make you a lucky winner of a Ritchie sheep race in 2020?

NSA is excited to team up with leading agricultural handling and feeding equipment manufacturer, Ritchie for 2020's membership prize giveaway! 

By signing up to join NSA this year you will automatically be entered into a prize draw for a chance to win one of four Ritchie portable sheep races. Existing members are also in with a chance of winning by recommending a friend, family member or neighbour to sign up too!

Each of the four prizes is worth more than £1000 and would be a great prize to assist in the movement and handling of sheep on farm.

And of course, your membership subscription will support NSA's work to provide a voice for the UK sheep sector and will give you access to a wide range of benefits.

Find out more on the NSA membership prize draw pages here.

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. 

Is your business Brexit ready?

The UK sheep sector is facing a time of unprecedented change. Due to the volumes of UK lamb exported overseas, mainly to the EU, the time new trade deals and market access will take to secure, and the reliance of the sector on support payments, any Brexit scenario will impact individual businesses.

In response to this, the National Sheep Association has launched a new business readiness toolkit to help sheep farmers think about any actions that might need to be taken to build the resilience of their enterprise.

Get advice, read case studies and listen to interesting podcasts at

Could you be one of our next NSA Next Generation Ambassadors?

NSA is excited to announce that applications for the 2020 group of NSA Next Generation Ambassadors are now open!

The hunt is on for enthusiastic young sheep farmers, aged 20 to 34 to become one of up to 12 people selected to join the programme to take part in a series of technical and personal development sessions aimed to further their experience and understanding of the UK sheep industry.

Now in its sixth year the programme is growing in popularity each year, so don't delay, find out more and apply for your chance to experience this fantastic opportunity today at