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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
7th June 2022 NSA calls for balance and stability in policy direction News from the past weekend, from further destruction in Ukraine to the Platinum Jubilee celebrations, has once again drawn attention to the climate and environmental challenges facing the planet. Highlighting the threat to global food production the National Sheep Association (NSA) is calling for more balance, long term thinking, and connectivity in Government policy direction. Read More
1st June 2022 Register of Sheep Advisers celebrates first anniversary Today, Wednesday 1st June, marks the first anniversary of the Register of Sheep Advisers (RoSA). Having launched in 2021 the network, has, in its first year, offered opportunity to independent sheep consultants, nutritionists, vets, SQPs and more to access personal development and training so they can continue to support UK sheep farmers with the best and most appropriate advice to meet their business needs. Read More
25th May 2022 NSA Sheep Event seminars to attract and inform visitors this July Visitors to the flagship event of the National Sheep Association (NSA), NSA Sheep Event, will have the chance to take part in discussion on key topics affecting the sector during the event’s impressive line up of topical seminars. The four event seminars, to be held throughout the day on Wednesday 27th July at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire, will provide varied topics for discussion, including future market trends, the social importance of sheep farms, the positive role of grasslands in the climate change debate and embracing change for the future of the UK sheep sector. Read More
23rd May 2022 NSA emphasises urgent need for UK Food Strategy amidst global food crisis The National Sheep Association (NSA) is urgently calling for the release of the Government’s long awaited UK Food Strategy following the UN’s warning of an imminent global food crisis due to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. Following a UN meeting last week, the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation called for a ‘transformation’ of agriculture to make it more resilient to shocks, highlighting that according to the Global Report on Food Crises, 193 million people were acutely food insecure and in need of urgent assistance across 53 countries. Read More
19th May 2022 NSA Next Generation Ambassadors examine sheep supply chain options The 2022 cohort of National Sheep Association (NSA) Next Generation Ambassadors were informed and inspired at their latest personal and professional delivery session this week. Coming together for the second time since being chosen as Ambassadors for NSA the group of young sheep farmers took part in visits and heard from industry experts covering several key topics relating to the UK sheep industry supply chain. Read More