Become an NSA member

NSA is a specialist organisation providing a voice for all in the sheep industry, be they pedigree breeders or commercial producers, upland or lowland, large or small. We are dedicated to safeguarding the interests and future of sheep farmers in every part of the UK and speak out on all issues that affect you. NSA is funded almost entirely by subscriptions from members, so your support is vital.

Join today for an annual subscription of just £55. Or £27.50 if you are under 27 years old (UK rates only). Download the membership form to the right or phone NSA Head Office on 01684 892661.

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, be it sheep identification, CAP reform, fallen stock or animal welfare.
  • NSA provides top quality technical information, events and services to help the sheep farming businesses of its members.

NSA membership benefits

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.

  • Sheep Farmer Magazine. Published six times a year and packed with the latest news and technical information – see right to download an example copy.
  • Weekly Email Update. Sent every Friday to keep you abreast of what’s happening in the sheep sector – see right to download an example copy.
  • Free Legal Helpline. Offering 30 minutes of free legal advice to help your business on any topic.
  • Members-only area of the website. Access to unique fact sheets and NSA resources online.
  • NSA Sheep Events. Discounted or free entry* to national and regional events, showcasing the latest information, technologies and innovations.
  • 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

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 office holders, members can also contact our Head Office at Malvern at any time, with questions, concerns, good news or bright ideas.

[*One discounted/free entry for one person per event, even if membership in joint names.]

Request a Membership Pack

If you are not an NSA member and would like to request a membership pack please provide your contact details here. If you are already a member you can log in to the members only area via the home page.

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