Long standing relationship continues to offer beneficial flock health advice to UK sheep farmers

17th May 2019

After several successful years of working together, the National Sheep Association (NSA) and Moredun Institute are pleased to announce their continued relationship for another year. And as NSA prepares to welcome Moredun once again as an important part of their upcoming summer NSA events the organisations are urging members to ensure they continue to make good use the relationship between the two provides.

Joanne Briggs, NSA Operations Director, explains: “NSA has made a financial contribution to Moredun for a number of years, in recognition of the invaluable scientific work it does for the sheep sector. We are incredibly lucky to have a research body such as Moredun operating within the UK, with globally recognised vaccines, diagnostic tests and treatment protocols being developed on our doorstep and therefore value our relationship with them, and what this offers our NSA members, very much.”

All NSA members become associate members of Moredun when they sign up receiving several benefits including access to the Moredun Members Portal on their website where useful factsheets on sheep health and disease can be downloaded.

Moving forward, NSA members will also be able to benefit from increased work between the two organisations holding talks and workshops across NSA’s UK regions inviting members to join them to get hands on practical advice on flock health and providing the opportunity to hear more about the ground breaking research work carried out by Moredun.

Lee Innes, Director of Communication at Moredun says: “We are delighted to be working together with the NSA to strengthen our collaborative partnership and to help ensure that the new technologies being developed by Moredun to improve the health and welfare of sheep are bringing benefits to the sheep industry. We are really looking forward to meeting members at the NSA Welsh Sheep event and other events over the UK in the coming weeks”.

Moredun will join NSA at the first of its summer events when NSA Welsh Sheep opens it gates tomorrow (Tuesday 21st May) at Glynllifon College, Caernarfon, LL54 5DU. The event takes places on a college site for the first time in NSA history and is set to provide the perfect opportunity for sheep producers to view the farming enterprises at the college and how innovation, including livestock health - the foundation of the Moredun Institute, is central to its success.

Moredun can be found on stand 40 at NSA Welsh Sheep. A copy of the event guide can be downloaded here to aid visitors in planning their day, of course, incorporating a visit to the Moredun stand to hear about their latest insightful work.