Here you will find the latest updates on NSA activity, and responses to industry news or Government announcements.
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13th July 2022 NSA Cymru Wales summer newsletter NSA Cymru Wales is pleased to share the summer newsletter with you, which is free to download below. Read More
11th July 2022 NSA Grassland Trail set to deliver timely advice on making the most from grassland From permanent pasture to herbal leys, the options now available for the country’s sheep farmers when it comes to managing their grassland are numerous and can be confusing. To support sheep farmers through these difficult decisions the National Sheep Association (NSA) is excited to launch its new Grassland Trail at this month’s NSA Sheep Event. Read More
8th July 2022 NSA welcomes Welsh Government announcement on the Sustainable Farming Scheme The National Sheep Association (NSA) has welcomed announcements from Welsh Government on the Sustainable Farming Scheme, today (Friday 8th July), but recognises there is still some way to go before a practical scheme is ready for roll out in 2025. The announcements give Welsh farmers the first look at future schemes moving away from the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) and Glastir schemes. Read More
5th July 2022 NSA highlights the importance of a robust trade policy As encouraging export figures for UK produced red beef and lamb continue to be reported the National Sheep Association (NSA) is encouraging the Government to recognise the value of products produced domestically and the importance of giving UK producers opportunity to compete on a level playing field. Read More
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