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NSA Scotland, the Scottish Region of the National Sheep Association

EWE HOGG ENTRIES SOUGHT FOR NSA SCOTSHEEP 2020 SHOW AND SALE

Entries are now being accepted for the multi-breed show and sale of pairs of ewe hoggs which will feature at this year’s national sheep event NSA Scotsheep 2020.

The biennial event, organised by the Scottish region of the National Sheep Association, with Clydesdale Bank as major sponsor, will be held on Wednesday, June 3 at Robert and Hazel McNee’s Over Finlarg unit, Tealing, Dundee.

It’s set to attract a strong line-up of ewe hoggs born in 2019 from well-known breeders across the country.  

For more information: https://www.nationalsheep.org.uk/nsa-scotland/news/28926/ewe-hogg-entries-sought-for-nsa-scotsheep-2020-show-and-sale/

Farquhar Renwick and William Gray

SCOTLAND'S DUO HEAD TO EUROPEAN YOUNG SHEPHERD COMPETITION

Just 4 more days to Farquhar Renwick and William Gray represent Scotland in the European Young Shepherd Competition held at the Paris International Agricultural Show on Saturday 22nd February 2020.

All at NSA Scotland wish the two competitors every success in the competition and look forward to hearing how they get on.

Scotland's Sea Eagle Dispute

Continuing from The Scottish Farmer’s recent publications on the impacts of Sea Eagles, Scottish Natural Heritage have reiterated acknowledgement of predation on live lambs. Results from Scotland’s Western monitor farms have consistently recorded losses of lambs due to Sea Eagles. Speaking to Sybil MacPherson, past Chairman of NSA Scotland and local Argyllshire farmer to Sea Eagle nests: “Much needed finance has been made available to the farmers in the locality. However, this does not address the impacts and issues presented by Sea Eagles. Not only are the birds unsustainable to the livelihoods of farmers they are having a huge impact on the diversity of wildlife which surrounds us. The increasing number and hunger of birds are the main drivers to losses suffered on the ground. Progress is starting to be made albeit unaccepting slow. Seeing the impact these birds are having on sheep flocks on a day to day basis and being unable to protect the flock is having serious repercussions on the mental health of farmers who dedicate their lives to their animals.

To read more see the News Section below.

NSA Scotland ARRM (AGM) and Burns Night Supper

NSA Scotland held their ARMM (AGM) at United Auctions Stirling on Friday 17th January 2020 alongside their inaugural Burns Night Supper held at the Westlands Hotel in Dunblane. For more information have a look at our latest news section below.

NSA Scottish Region welcomes new Regional Coordinator

NSA Scottish Region is delighted to have recently welcomed new Regional Coordinator Grace Reid to the team.

Grace will support the region by providing a key communications function for NSA Scottish Region, as well as logistical and practical support to help with its day to day work. 

NSA Scottish Region Chairman, Jennifer Craig comments: “We’re really happy to have Grace on board at NSA Scottish Region, she’ll bring fresh enthusiasm and knowledge to the role and I have no doubt she’ll become a pivotal part of the region’s work and I look forward to working with her.” 

https://www.nationalsheep.org.uk/nsa-scotland/news/28733/nsa-scottish-region-welcomes-new-regional-coordinator/

Win an ATV with NSA Scottish Region, Honda and sheep breed societies

Honda has donated one of its popular TRX 420FM1 all-terrain vehicles for a lucky sheep farmer to win at the Royal Highland Show 2020. NSA Scottish Region and participating NSA-affiliated sheep breed societies are selling raffle tickets at events and activities across Scotland, up to and including the Royal Highland Show, when one lucky winner will be selected at random on the final day of the show. Buy your ticket, for just £1, at agricultural events throughout Scotland. More details here.