Established sheep breeder wins NSA membership
26th March 2021
National Sheep Association (NSA) member Anthony Edgley of Oakhanger Farm, Cheshire is the lucky winner of a free year’s NSA membership following the association’s latest prize giveaway.
Anthony, who is an established and successful pedigree Beltex sheep breeder wins the year’s membership after he was selected following the competition earlier this year. All new members signing up to NSA or existing member’s recommending friends or family were entered into the prize draw for their chance to win.
Commenting on his decision to become an NSA member, Anthony says: “I feel that now more than ever, sheep farmers from all over the UK need to unite and join forces, and I believe the NSA enables us to do this instead of us sitting at home, with our head in our hands, thinking of what we can do on our own.”
As one of the benefits of NSA membership Anthony is a keen reader of NSA Sheep Farmer magazine that members receive as part of their subscription six times a year. He adds: “I have experienced the benefits of the NSA Sheep Farmer magazine and feel that it is an excellent tool for information. Recently whilst reading the publication I noticed an advert for a new design of ewe truss, for retaining prolapses, a new design that I have never used before. I recently purchased one, and have now trialled it on a ewe, with excellent results. A product that would’ve remained a secret without the publication, so I am very grateful.”
Anthony’s successful flock has grown over the years and is now 100% Beltex having previously included a mixture of cross bred ewes. 95% of stock is sold all over the UK as breeding replacements. He comments: “We pride ourselves on producing a breeding sheep that can provide conformation without complication. I say it with great pride that our bloodlines can be found throughout the UK. All of our sheep are naturally reared and capable of the natural cycle, as nature intended.”
As this competition has now ended new members signing up to join the sheep farming organisation will be entered into an exciting prize draw to win one of four prizes from a range of useful and sustainably produced sheep equipment produced and kindly donated by Solway Recycling. Existing members can also gain multiple chances to win simply by recommending family, friends or neighbours to sign up. There is no limit to the number of entries for existing members, the more recommendations made, the more entries earnt.
For more information on NSA membership and associated prize draws please visit www.nationalsheep.org.uk/membership.