NSA Breakfast Club - One piece of the global puzzle: the lowdown on what COP26 means for UK sheep farming
- 3rd November 2021
As the COP26 conference is in full swing, we will look at what the outcomes of the conference will mean for UK sheep farming
NSA Breakfast Club
- 1st December 2021
More details to be announced
As the UK has been on lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic many organisations, including the NSA have offered support and training through online platforms such as webinars, virtual events and podcasts.
Please find below NSA's most recent webinars featuring industry partners and experts. We hope you find the content of value.
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In addition to those featured below, NSA also partnered with The Moredun Institue and Elanco to deliver a webinar on sustainable parasite control back in July 2020. This webinar was recorded by Elanco and features on their own website here.
The return of Dolly? An early morning exploration of sheep gene editing
Thomas Carrick, NSA Northern Region Chair opened with the background behind NSA delving deep into the controversial subject of genetics, explaining that Defra have released a consultation aimed at changing the regulation on genetic technologies in England and Wales in light of our exit from previous EU restrictions.
Regenerative farming vs Rewilding: A discussion on sheep in the environment
NSA Chief Executive, Phil Stocker hosted the fifth NSA Breakfast Club webinar which hosted panel members consisting of Chair of Natural England, Tony Juniper, Natural England Head of Agricultural Policy Geoff Sansome, NSA Chairman Dan Phipps and NSA Northern Region Chairman Thomas Carrick. T
A shepherd's overseas adventure: a morning report from two NSA travel bursary recipients
https://www.nationalsheep.org.uk/events/reports/30859/nsa-breakfast-club-a-shepherds-overseas-adventure-a-morning-report-from-two-nsa-travel-bursary-recipients/With people not travelling much further than the end of their farm tracks at the moment, there was a welcome international feel to the NSA Breakfast Club this morning (Wednesday 10th February).
Young sheep farmers Marie Prebble and Charlie Beaty talked webinar attendees through the overseas trips they made in late 2019 and early 2020 as part of the NSA Samuel Wharry Memorial Award (SWMA) for the Next Generation. The two won the award on the strength of their research topics, spending time on international travel and pulling together meaningful reports on their findings.
NSA Breakfast Club - A united approach? A morning briefing on post-Brexit approaches in the four UK nations
NSA Chairman Dan Phipps was joined by representatives from all four UK nations in NSA's third Breakfast Club Webinar.
Janet Hughes from Defra, Ian Stevenson from LMC, John Kerr from Scottish Government, and James Owen from Walsh Government all summarised the future approaches that will be taken in each region regarding agricultural transition plans and future payment schemes.
NSA Breakfast Club - Going it alone: A morning debate on the future trade of UK sheepmeat
The second of NSA's Breakfast Club webinar series featured a great selection of panellists all discussing the future trade of UK sheepmeat.
Phil Hadley from AHDB outlined the current market situation and trends over the past year, while Mike Gooding from Farmers First went on to consider the UK's position within global markets and the realities of trading in export markets. Finally Ben O'Brien from Beef + Lamb New Zealand outlined how New Zealand found success in exports.
NSA Breakfast Club - Forging ahead: a morning meeting with Defra's Victoria Prentis
The first of NSA's Breakfast Club featured Defra Minister Victoria Prentis. The Minister started by giving an update on the current situation and her vision for the future of UK sheep farming. This was followed by an interesting and valuable discussion amongst herself, NSA CEO Phil Stocker, and NSA Chairman Bryan Griffiths touching on a broad range of topics including ELMs, red tape resulting from Brexit, and support schemes. The webinar was received by a large audience and meant many questions and topics addressed came from attendees throughout the session.