NSA provides regular, free webinars (including the popular NSA Breakfast Club series) on pertinent issues and best practice within the sector.
Though NSA’s webinars are open to all with an interest, they are only made possible thanks to support from NSA members. NSA kindly asks that if you enjoy the webinars, you please become a member.
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.
The impact of Brexit on the UK's pedigree breed societies
Join this important webinar, hosted by the National Sheep Association (NSA) on behalf of pedigree livestock breed societies in the UK, and supported by Defra. The webinar discusses Britain’s final departure from the EU, its impact on livestock breed societies, and future trade in breeding stock. Recorded November 2020.