• NSA Lambing List is open

    Students can browse placements and NSA members can input details of lambing placements they are able to offer for the coming 2021/2022 lambing season.

    Browse or submit placements below.

  • Win one of four prizes from Solway Recycling!

    By signing up to join NSA before Monday 14th February 2022, new members will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win either a six-bay easy-access lamb adopter or a lamb warming box with three deluxe sheep pens in a row.

    Existing members are also in with a chance of winning by recommending a friend, family member or neighbour to sign up too.

    Pictured - August's winner Tracey Cobbledick

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  • Support the industry with an NSA 100% certified British wool tie

    100% certified British Wool ties are available for NSA members and other supporters of the UK sheep industry to purchase.

    The attractive navy Harris Tweed ties are handwoven in the Outer Hebrides and are priced at £35.

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News
Thursday 27th January 2022
The right tree in the right place is key to new Defra tree planting scheme, says NSA
The National Sheep Association (NSA) is welcoming the gradual launching of new Defra schemes, most recently the new tree planting grants, targeting planting within farmed landscapes and offering the chance to sensitively integrate trees alongside livestock production.   The recently launched drive from Defra to encourage farmers and landowners across England to plant and manag...
Thursday 27th January 2022
Highly regarded sheep farmer recognised with prestigious award
The National Sheep Association (NSA) is delighted to announce Helen Roberts as the 2021 recipient of the NSA George Hedley Memorial Award in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the sheep industry. In addition to her wide-ranging personal interests in many aspects of the sheep industry Helen is NSA Cymru/Wales Regional Development Officer and Corporate Sales Manager....
Wednesday 26th January 2022
Annual NSA members meeting in Scotland moved to new February date
National Sheep Association (NSA) members and others linked to the sheep industry in Scotland are invited to the NSA Scottish Region Annual Members’ Meeting (ARMM) on Friday 25th February – a new date to the one originally advised.   Jen Craig, NSA Scottish Region Chairman, says: “We did not take the decision lightly to postpone the ARMM from the original date in late January, ...
Wednesday 26th January 2022
NSA calls on HMRC to remove silage wrap from the proposed plastic tax
The National Sheep Association (NSA) is urging HMRC to reconsider and remove silage wrap from the plastic packaging tax due to be effective from the 1st April 2022.   At a time when costs are increasing for farmers adding yet another cost such as this will contribute to further reduction of already low farm business margins, and may lead to unintended consequences.   In an app...
Tuesday 25th January 2022
Advice issued in response to withdrawal of Spectam from the market
It has been confirmed that Spectam Scour Halt from Ceva Animal Health, the only authorised oral antibiotic product for the control of watery mouth, has been discontinued. Although the use of oral antibiotics in the sheep sector reduced by 48% between 2016 and 2021, there were still 5.8 million doses of oral antibiotics used in 2021 – and the Sheep Veterinary Society (SVS) and...
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