Here you will find the latest updates on NSA activity, and responses to industry news or Government announcements.
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30th June 2022 NSA warns of risks to multi-functional farmland from blanket tree planting aims Following the statement from the Confederation of Forest Industries (Confor) last week, the National Sheep Association (NSA) is highlighting the need for recognising the value of the farmed landscape the UK already has, and the importance of the right tree in the right place. Read More
29th June 2022 Variety of demonstrations to bring practical dimension to NSA Sheep 2022 From giving a ram a ‘MOT’ ahead of the breeding season to top tips for applying fly control products to ewes and lambs, there will an appealing range of handling and husbandry demonstrations at this summer’s National Sheep Association’s (NSA) Sheep Event. Read More
25th June 2022 NSA relieved to report potential case of foot-and-mouth disease in Norfolk has been ruled out NSA members may have heard rumours of a suspected foot-and-mouth disease alert on a pig farm in Norfolk late on Thursday or Friday last week (23rd/24th June 2022). NSA was in contact with Defra as a member of their livestock core group throughout this alert and is relieved to report that foot-and-mouth disease has been ruled out and the temporary control zone of sheep and cattle has been lifted, although investigations continue to determine the causes of the case. Read More
22nd June 2022 NSA hosts international organic farmers, vets and advisors Sharing insights into organic farming practices in the UK, the National Sheep Association (NSA) was pleased to welcome and act as host to a group of 14 international farmers from Turkey, Spain and Italy last week. As part of an EU Erasmus funded study tour, the group of farmers, vets, lecturers and advisors were treated to a jam-packed week of learning, teaching and training, organised by NSA. Read More
20th June 2022 NSA supports EFRA recommendation on post Brexit trade deals The National Sheep Association (NSA) is adding its support to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee’s (EFRA) recommendation to Government to formally commit to upholding animal welfare and environmental standards in all post Brexit trade deals. Read More
20th June 2022 Hands-on ‘Field Days’ pass latest technical knowledge to sheep farmers in South East England Under scorching June sunshine, the South East Region of the National Sheep Association (NSA) held a new style event last week offering sheep farmers the chance to take part in an insightful hands-on knowledge exchange day. Over three consecutive days at three separate farm locations, in Oxfordshire, Hampshire and Kent, the ‘Field days’ brought together farmers and members of the supply trade for a series of four interactive demonstrations put on by major event sponsors Bimeda, Elanco, MSD and Rappa with Datamars Livestock. Read More
16th June 2022 NSA welcomes publication of Government response to the National Food Strategy The National Sheep Association (NSA) is welcoming the publication of the long-awaited Government response to Henry Dimbleby’s National Food Strategy, an independent review of the UK's food system. NSA Chief Executive Phil Stocker says: “The publication of this response will provide much needed certainty and policy direction to the farming sector, with relief that there is finally recognition from the Government as to the importance of the UK’s primary production and processing sectors. Read More
14th June 2022 NSA Sheep Event workshops set to provide practical advice for flock improvement An extensive and varied programme of workshops at this summer’s National Sheep Association’s (NSA) Sheep Event will ensure visitors have the opportunity to keep up to date with the latest advice and information on a range of topical sheep issues. The workshops are a popular feature of the flagship event of the NSA, taking place on Wednesday 27th July at the Three Counties Showground, Worcestershire. Read More
9th June 2022 NSA joins industry in writing to George Eustice regarding live animal export from Calais NSA joins NBA, NPA and NFU in writing to George Eustice, to stress the importance of the development of a live animal Border Control Post (BCP) at, or near to, the port of Calais in France. The UK sheep sector is heavily reliant on the export market of high value breeding stock worth millions of pounds to the industry and having been unable to export since January 2020 it is now becoming critical for those affected. Read More
7th June 2022 NSA Scotland Chair recognised for outstanding contribution to industry From no fewer than seven nominations, NSA Scotland Chair Jen Craig has been announced as this year’s recipient of the NSA Scotland Silver Salver which is awarded annually in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the Scottish sheep industry. The award was presented at last week’s successful NSA Scot Sheep event held by kind permission of Robert and Hazel McNee, at Over Finlarg, Tealing. Read More