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Allflex increase
Whilst the Society has decided not to increase our prices for registrations or subscriptions this year, unfortunatley we are not immune from what others are doing.  Allflex who we use to supply your Society tags  have notified us of an increase from March 1st, although the actual tag cost has not been confirmed. As soon as we have a confirmed price we will let you know. However you are under no obligation to use the Allflex tag, it is just a Soc...
£160 sees Bleu du Maine Lambs Soar

Congratulations to Ben Dowson & Jayne Burkill who sold their Bleu du Maine x lambs to £160.00 at Malton Market!


Industry Consultation to be Launched on Carcass Classification and Industry Pricing
Finally, after much work by NSA for the past three years, Defra is planning to issue an industry consultation next week on making carcase classification and price reporting in plants processing more than 2000 sheep a week mandatory.  Phil Stocker comments: “This is one of the issues that has caused real frustration from delays, reportedly due to Covid and Brexit. While NSA hoped this would simply be dealt with via a regulatory change without fur...
NSA urges support for the farming community amongst disease outbreak
NSA issued a press release this week reminding the farming community of the importance of looking out for fellow farming friends and family this January as the start of the year has presented several challenges to the industry. Concerns from bluetongue (BTV) and Schmallenberg viruses (SBV), and weather challenges including flooding and most recently snow in areas of the UK, will have caused for some a difficult few weeks. Phil Stocker comments...
2024 Yearbook - Book Your Advertising Space Now

As the 2024 show season fast approaches, work is already underway on the 2024 Yearbook.

To book you space, contact Becky today, [email protected].

A full A5 colour advert is charged at £100+VAT with a half at £60+VAT. Adverts need to be booked by 1st February with artwork by 1st March.

Not Too Late to Advertise For Lambing Help...
NSA Members are reminded that the NSA Lambing List is live for members wishing to advertise for lambing help this year. The service is a benefit of your membership subscription and can help find useful help at the busiest time of the year. For details on using the list click here. The list is designed to advertise for voluntary help from agricultural or veterinary students. Should you seek more experienced help this lambing time for which you wi...
Christmas Newsletter 2023

This year we have gone paperless with our Christmas Newsletter! 

If you require a hard copy, please contact Becky, [email protected].

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!