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SCOPS Launches Podcast Series
The first two episodes of a new podcast series from SCOPS group have been launched this week, offering yet another tool to the UK sheep industry on this essential topic. Kevin Harrison, a sheep farmer on the Gloucestershire-Somerset border, NSA English Committee Chair and SCOPS Chair, features on the first episode. He comments: “The SCOPS Steering Group is really excited about this new podcast series as an additional way for vets, advisers and ...
NSA Calls for Net & Root Review of Red Tractor
Following an extraordinary meeting of the NSA English Committee on Monday NSA boldly shared its frustrations over the latest actions of Red Tractor in a press release this week saying that the Assurance scheme had sideswiped the sheep farming sector once again following the announcement of its Greener Farms Commitment. NSA is deeply concerned none of the detail of the Commitment has been discussed with those directly impacted and is now calling...

October is the last month to register 2023 lambs at the normal rate. After that double fees apply so please make sure you get your registrations up to date!

The office for registrations and membership queries will be closed from 5th October through to 20th, so dont expect the usual quick turnaround if submitted during that time! 

Vaccine Supply Update from the NSA
Problems with supply exist across many vaccines, including the Clostridial and Pasteurella, abortion, and footvax and orf, with some more acute than others. NSA have, since last year, been in regular contact with manufacturing companies to try to resolve the shortages seen across the country. NSA have also written to both MSD, VMD and Lord Benyon to try to rectify the ongoing issues in supply, this issue has also been raised at a ministerial le...
Update from NSA
“There can’t be many industries where you could go to a show, an industry event and/or a strategic business open day almost every day of the week but that is certainly the case in agriculture and this summer has been no exception with the highlight for many we hope being an NSA event. Looking forward we have a brand-new major event, the NSA Sheep Farmers’ Conference, taking place near Birmingham on Wednesday 25th October – not to be missed. It’...
MAUNBY Win Wensleydale Show Championship

Congratulations to Stuart Goldie, MAUNBY flock, winning the Championship at Wensleydale Show under judge John Page with his shearling gimmer.

Johnny Stables was awarded Reserve Champion with his aged ewe.

Congratulations to all and thank you to Hannah Goldie for forwarding photos!

BROTHERTOFT Sale at Melton Mowbray, 2nd September 2023
Ram Compare Workshop - THIS TUESDAY!
Just a quick reminder that the final AHDB summer RamCompare event is being hosted by AHDB next week with Adrian Coombe on Tuesday afternoon!   Tuesday 15 August 2023, 3:30pm – 6:00pm at Dupath Farm, Callington, Cornwall, PL17 8AD New approaches to genetics & grassland – learnings from a Strategic Farm For more information please see the AHDB website, click here:
2023 National Sale Report
MAXIMUM Youngblood had far more than five seconds of fame, with spirited bidding soaring to 4000gns. Consigned by Sally & Fin Shone, this son of DIRNANEAN Norman a renown tup from the 1980’s, goes back to the original bloodline of the MAXIMUM flock twenty years ago. To further the 20th anniversary of establishing the MAXIMUM flock, the next Lot in the ring MAXIMUM Yeats this time by TIGHNAHINCH Knock-Out saw the hammer fall at 2200gns with both...
Nominations Open For NSA Awards
Nominations are now open for the NSA George Hedley Memorial Award for outstanding contribution to the UK sheep industry. Following a change to the rules last year, in addition to NSA regions, breed societies and agricultural organisations making nominations, any individual NSA member can make a nomination to the selection panel (as long as another member acts as a seconder). NSA regions are also in the process of making nominations for NSA Bob...