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13th April 2012 NSA Sheep 2012 - Inward Mission Opportunity NSA Sheep 2012 – inward mission supportEBLEX is again kindly helping the sector's export initiatives by supporting inward missions to bring potential purchasers and industry leaders here to NSA Sheep 2012, at Malvern, on 4 July. BLG is again coordinating this activity for EBLEX. Read More
11th April 2012 NSA South West Annual Report - Chairman's comments 2011 started with an air of optimism surrounding the sheep sector, but we have all learnt not to count our chickens, as there always seems to be something that comes along to wipe the smiles off our faces. Luckily 2011 didn’t spring any surprises on us and trade remained strong throughout the year. Read More
10th April 2012 NSA South West Annual Report At the regional AGM it was time for change. Our regional Chairman David Gregory felt that with the reorganisation of the NSA and the new board coming into being, it was a suitable time for him to retire. The new Chairman is Robert Jordan. He is a member of the well respected Jordan family and farms in partnership with his parents and brother. Read More
5th April 2012 South East Region Update At the time of writing, once again the region is now very much to the forefront for a disease outbreak, this time in the form of Schmallenberg virus, previously Blue Tongue. Geographically, together with the Eastern Region, we have the greatest risk from midge borne diseases from the Continent when prevailing winds bring plumes of the midges over the Channel. Read More
5th April 2012 Marches Region Update As I write this we are in full swing in the lambing shed where I’m lambing this year on the Welsh borders, a tremendous crop of lambs leaving the shed to 4cm of grass combined with some unprecedented good weather this week. Having said that we were met with a drop in temperature of 20 degrees in 48 hours and a covering of snow this morning, this really shows how vulnerable we are at this time of the year. Read More
5th April 2012 Welsh Region Update The Region has had a number of Stakeholder meetings with some taking positive action and others leading to immense frustration. The Sheep Scab Task and Finish group is making positive headway with a redraft of the current Order underway. However, the issue of the proposed Livestock Movements database is already causing concern. Read More
4th April 2012 Central Region Update Social evening At the beginning of February, about 80 people crowded into Calver Village Hall for a very entertaining and informative antiques quiz evening, with over 100 agricultural and domestic by-gones laid out on tables and supplied by David Dowkes, who has amassed an amazing collection of fascinating – if not wince-making! – items. Read More
4th April 2012 Annual NSA South West Ram Sale announcement The Annual NSA South West Ram Sale is again being held at Exeter Market this year on Wednesday 15th August. There are no entry fees again this year, entries are invited for all breeds. As usual all entries must ber pure bred pedigree registered. Entry forms are available from the Secretary Peter Farnsworth, Rendells, Stonepark, Ashburton, TQ13 7RH, telephone 01364 654670, fax 01364 654251, or by email ashburton@rendells. Read More
4th April 2012 NSA South West Ram Sale Announcement The Annual NSA South West Ram Sale is again being held at Exeter Market this year on Wednesday 15th August. There are no entry fees again this year, entries are invited for all breeds. As usual all entries must ber pure bred pedigree registered. Entry forms are available from the Secretary Peter Farnsworth, Rendells, Stonepark, Ashburton, TQ13 7RH, telephone 01364 654670, fax 01364 654251, or by email ashburton@rendells. Read More
4th April 2012 NSA Meeting with the Minister NSA were pleased to welcome Jim Paice, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food, to the Darley Stud near Newmarket on the border of Cambridgeshire and Suffolk on Wednesday this week. The Minister was keen to discuss Schmallenberg virus and see and speak first hand to a group of farmers who had been experienced the virus on their farms. Read More