Here you will find the latest updates on NSA activity, and responses to industry news or Government announcements.
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26th January 2024 NSA alarmed by threat of future farming proposals to Wales's livestock sector The National Sheep Association (NSA) is deeply concerned following the release of findings from a Welsh Government impact assessment into the proposed Sustainable Farming Scheme (SFS) affecting Wales’s agricultural sector. NSA Chief Executive Phil Stocker says: “NSA is alarmed by results from the Welsh Government’s own impact assessment that paints a bleak picture for Welsh Agriculture as a whole. Read More
26th January 2024 NSA hosts successful lambing webinar but warns farmers to remain vigilant this lambing season Top tips for a successful lambing season were passed on to an engaged online audience this week as the National Sheep Association (NSA) welcomed one of the UK’s leading sheep veterinarians as well as an experienced shepherd to discuss the upcoming lambing season. Read More
19th January 2024 NSA Scotland to gain insight to Scotland’s newest wool depot Scottish sheep farmers, crofters and the wider industry are invited to join the National Sheep Association (NSA) for an informative tour of British Wool’s Selkirk depot on Friday 2nd February as part of the Association’s Annual Regional Member’s Meeting (ARMM) in Scotland. Read More
18th January 2024 NSA urges support for the farming community amongst concerning disease outbreaks The National Sheep Association (NSA) is reminding the farming community of the importance of looking out for fellow farming friends and family this January as the start of the year has presented several challenges to the industry. Concerns from bluetongue (BTV) and Schmallenberg viruses (SBV), and weather challenges including flooding and most recently snow in areas of the UK, will have caused for some a difficult few weeks. Read More
17th January 2024 New research project looks to improve future for UK wool industry A new project is set to further the UK sheep farming and wool industries’ productivity, sustainability and resilience through exploring opportunities to improve fleece quality. Joining together with industry partners, the National Sheep Association (NSA) is excited to be involved in the 12-month wool focused research project, Fabulous Fibre, that will look at increasing the value of wool through breeding and genetics. Read More
11th January 2024 NSA Chairmanship passed to Devon sheep farmer The National Sheep Association (NSA) is pleased to announce Devon sheep farmer Peter Delbridge as its new Chairman. Mr Delbridge was elected at the NSA Board Meeting yesterday (Wednesday 10th January 2024) and moves into a term of three years in the role. Read More
4th January 2024 NSA welcomes Sustainable Farming Incentive progress and 2024 offer The National Sheep Association (NSA) is welcoming the release today (Thursday 4th January) of an update to Defra’s Agricultural Transition Plan that aims to further promote food production in harmony with environmental protection and enhancement. NSA Chief Executive Phil Stocker says: “There is a lot of detail yet to digest, and even more to emerge but at first sight this is a welcome next step in England’s Agricultural Transition – a seven year period that we are now halfway through. Read More
21st December 2023 North Yorkshire smallholder becomes latest winner of NSA prize A sheep farmer from North Yorkshire will be kept warm and dry this winter after becoming the lucky winner of the latest National Sheep Association (NSA) prize giveaway. Teaming up with Outback Outfitters, retailers of quality work and outdoor wear, NSA was pleased to give new members of NSA who began their membership subscription at the end of November, coinciding with the Royal Welsh Winter Fair, the chance to win a stylish Taran Smock, designed and manufactured by Outback Outfitters. Read More
20th December 2023 Join the NSA team in 2024! A new position at NSA has created an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and organised individual to join the NSA's dedicated team of staff working on behalf of the UK sheep sector. The position of Assistant to the NSA Chief Executive will suit someone with excellent organisation skills, self-motivation and an ability to use their own initiative to ensure the delivery of multiple workstreams. Read More
18th December 2023 Highly respected sheep vet honoured for her contribution to the UK sheep sector The National Sheep Association (NSA) is pleased to announce highly respected sheep vet Fiona Lovatt as the deserving recipient of the NSA George Hedley Memorial Award for 2023 in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the UK sheep industry. Fiona Lovatt is well known for her passion for enthusing farm vets to actively engage with sheep farmers through good practice principles that embrace preventative measures and responsible medicine use. Read More