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 being a members is ensuring NSA can continue to support individual sheep farming businesses and the whole UK sheep industry. NSA prides itself on representing the views of grassroots farmers, through a strong regional network that all members can get involved in.
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. NSA provides an educational message about sheep farming being part of the solution when it comes to climate change and nature recovery, It promotes the essential nature of sheep to the UK economy, environment and society and, therefore, the need for appropriate legislation, support and recognition to allow the sector to thrive and continue providing an incredibly wide range of public goods and services,
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 on using this service.
NSA Sheep Events
Discounted or free entry to national and regional events, showcasing the latest information, technologies and innovations. Please note, unless your membership card states “Joint” membership, you receive just one discounted/free entry per event.
NSA Ram Sales
Only members can sell at NSA ram sales, which provide a one-stop-shop for multiple breeds and give buyers 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 - see www.nationalsheep.org.uk/nsa-and-moredun/ .
Get involved in farm walks, meetings and events held in your local region, and engage with your local committee to hear and discuss the views of people working in the sheep sector – find your regional representative here.
NSA Lambing List
Match-making service helping veterinary and agricultural students gain essential work experience and NSA members find help at lambing time. Only members can have their details added to the list. More here.
Help sourcing experienced staff
NSA members can apply to advertise for shepherding and other on-farm staff within our Weekly Email Update for free. More here.
NSA Next Generation
A dedicated project helping young farmers and new entrants with a passion for the sheep sector. More at www.nsanextgeneration.org.uk .
Spread the word
We hope you value your NSA membership and will encourage other sheep farmers to sign up to. The more members NSA has, the more we can do and the stronger our mandate is to represent the sector to the Government and others. To say thank you to members who encourage others to sign up, 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 - find more information on NSA prize draws here .
Make the most of your membership - Get your voice heard!
Two-way communications between NSA and its members is essential and ensures we truly represent grassroots producers in our work. NSA committees are there to hear and discuss the views of everyone 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. NSA prides itself in representing grassroots sheep farmers, and the regional network is essential to ensure this continues to be the case.