Benefits Of NSA Membership Subscription

Supporting the UK sheep industry

National Sheep Association relies on membership subscriptions to provide a voice for the UK sheep sector. The number one benefit of NSA subscription is ensuring that NSA can function on a day-to-day basis. 

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, be it sheep identification, support payments, dog worrying, environmental and climate change issues, animal health and welfare, or any of the many, many other topics affecting sheep farming in this country.

The other benefits of being an NSA member are linked to the work we do to provide top quality technical information, events and services to help your sheep farming business:

•    Sheep Farmer Magazine. Published six times a year and packed with the latest news and technical information – click here to access an archive of back-copies or click here to update your postal address if you’re not receiving your hard copy.
•    Weekly Email Update. Sent every Friday to keep you abreast of what’s happening in the sheep sector – click here to update your email address if you’re not receiving this.
•    Free Legal Helpline. Offering 30 minutes of free legal advice to help your business on any topic – click here for information.
•    NSA Sheep Events. Discounted or free entry to national and regional events, showcasing the latest information, technologies and innovations. Please note, you receive one discounted/free entry per event, even if your membership is held 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, allowing access to their highly valued, independent research and advice on diseases and animal health issues.
•    Regional Invitations. Get involved in farm walks, meetings and events held in your local region.
•    NSA Lambing List. Match-making service helping veterinary and agricultural students gain essential work experience and NSA members find help at lambing time.
•    NSA Next Generation. A dedicated project helping young farmers and new entrants with a passion for the sheep sector. More at  

NSA prize draws

And don't forget NSA frequently has prize draws running, with new members automatically entered as a reward for joining NSA, and existing members receiving one draw entry for every friend, family member or neighbour they refer to join the organisation - for more information on NSA prize draws visit

Make the most of your membership - Get your voice heard!

Two-way communications between NSA and members is essential and ensures we truly represent grassroots producers in our work. NSA committees are there to hear and discuss the views of people working in the sheep sector. All our policies are directly formulated by these discussions, so we encourage all members to be part of their regional committee and community. In addition to getting to know your regional officeholders, members can also contact NSA Head Office at any time, with questions, concerns, good news or bright ideas.