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2013 Yearbook 19th December, 2012 - News
2012 Photographic Competition Results 19th December, 2012 - News Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to everyone who took the time to enter
EBLEX BRP Winter 2012 Special 18th December, 2012 - News
NSA Members Update - 14th December 18th December, 2012 - News Positive initial reception to NSA suggestion of gathering data on Schmallenberg, All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) present opportunity to promote export market – and also raise TSE issues, Largest sheep breed survey since 2003 is underway, Scottish farmers asked to use online app to feed into review of Red Tape in Scotland, English Committee meeting attended by Animal Health and Welfare Board for England representative, NSA Scotland and QMS persuade Belgians to buy Scotch Lamb for Christmas, Emergency Authorisation Period looking likely for Asulam products for bracken control, Good news for UK as EU revises rules on cobalt, Requests/offers for work placements are flooding in from all around the world – see below for UK, Swedish, French and Canadian opportunities, NSA members invited to apply for a £1,000 Moredun Scholarship and NSA Events Diary
NSA Members Update 7th December 2012 10th December, 2012 - News Rumours rife about effect of Schmallenberg on early lambing flocks – but lack of firm evidence puts industry in very difficult position, Bitter disappointment that procurement process for English sheep movement database will have to be repeated, Sustainable lamb trial suggests New Zealand genetics could improve UK sheep industry efficiency, Free dog neutering and micro-chipping offer for Welsh farmers, New on-line lamb adoption service on offer, New courses to help farmers find alternatives to ‘business-as-usual' and NSA EVENTS DIARY
West & Central Scotland Flock competition Results 7th December, 2012 - News Our 2012 flock Competition was Judges recently by Robert Fleming and the results are as follows -
Farm Link Lamb Adoption Service 3rd December, 2012 - News The ever popular lamb adoption service is now up and running on the farm-link web site
NSA Members' Update - 30th November 2012 3rd December, 2012 - News Complete you annual inventory to reduce risk of cross compliance inspection, Independent research suggests problems with EID are more likely to be caused by the reader than the eartag, Catherine Nakielny recognised for her contribution to the Welsh sheep sector, Thanet Council removes opposition to live exports from Ramsgate, Society has choices to make on land use and wildlife management, says Richard Benyon MP, Remember flukicides are not persistent and at-risk sheep may show clinical signs just 4-5 weeks after treatment,Successful lambing will rely on keeping an eye on ewe condition scores and forage quality – and modifying diets if necessary, Sales of ‘cuts not carcases' has reduced drop in export sales, Much talk about farm statistics – but treat figures carefully, NSA members invited to apply for a £1,000 Moredun Scholarship and NSA Events Diary.
23rd November 2012 – NSA Members' Update 26th November, 2012 - News NSA launches plan for new health and welfare payment for farmers, Sheep Health and Welfare Group (SHAWG) provides very successful inaugural conference, Investigate poor scanning results and don't assume they are SBV-related, Avoid over-finishing lambs and take action to help grass recover from wet weather – two messages from Eblex, Don't forget there are still some dates left on the Moredun Roadshow, Part-time farmer turned successful farm businessman to speak at Greenmount College Centenary Sheep Event and NSA EVENTS DIARY.
NADIS Parasite Forecast for September 19th November, 2012 - News Use of meteorological data to predict the prevalence of parasitic diseases
SAC Encourages Animal Health 19th November, 2012 - News Confusion over SMS Scheme rules
North East Suffolk Club Flock Competition 2012 31st October, 2012 - News Results now available
Northern Counties Flock Competition 26th October, 2012 - News Results and View Day Information
Western Area Branch Flock Competition 2012 24th October, 2012 - News Following the recent Branch Flock Competition, there were a total of 7 Flocks entered, and the awards from the Judges, Chris Holmes & Sally Beale are as follows:
Gloucestershire & Adjacent Counties Suffolk Sheep Breeders Club 24th October, 2012 - News Flock Competition Results
Patrick Donnelly (Donrho Flock) has won the 2012 National Flock Competition 23rd October, 2012 - News National Flock Competition Results
Westcounty Suffolk Sheep Club Flock Competition 2012 22nd October, 2012 - News Results
2013 Yearbook Advertising 18th October, 2012 - News It's that time of year when we start to pull together adverts for the Suffolk Sheep Society Year Book
East of England Smithfield Festival draws UK wide entries 17th October, 2012 - News Primestock enthusiasts from across the United Kingdom will be battling it out for the top titles at this year's East of England Smithfield Festival at Peterborough on 30 November and 1 December.
Midland & Eastern Area Branch Flock Competition Results 16th October, 2012 - News FLOCK COMPETITION RESULTS 2012 JUDGE: - Gary Beacom Lakeview Flock Competition kindly sponsored by Manor Farm Feeds
Eblex ENews October 2nd October, 2012 - News Maturing beef and lamb correctly key to enhancing quality and Quarantine of incoming sheep
NSA Members Update - 28th September 2012 1st October, 2012 - News NSA calls for thorough SBV investigation, and reiterates need for a vaccine, NSA Wales and Borders Main Ram Sale grosses almost £2.2m, Sheep theme for BBC Radio 4's Farming Today all this week, Static farm safety picture reiterates need for on-going action, Eblex launched TV advertising campaign, NSA member hosting ADAS meeting on flock health and grassland,
Innovation Vouchers for Agrifood 1st October, 2012 - News There are many small businesses in the Agrifood industry and margins are often tight. Time for innovation is also scarce.
NSA Press Release - 26th September 2012 26th September, 2012 - News NSA says latest Schmallenberg case must be fully investigated to aid understanding of the virus.
NSA Members Update - 21st September 2012 25th September, 2012 - News Phil Stocker represents NSA at Downing Street.
Suffolk's exported from one of the countries oldest Pedigree flocks. 13th September, 2012 - News A small group of pedigree Suffolk Sheep comprising 3 rams and 1 ewe were exported recently to the Niedersachsen region of Northern Germany.
Suffolk Sheep Society E-Newsletter September 2012 13th September, 2012 - News An update on the happenings of the Suffolk Sheep Society
Dyfed Suffolk Sheep Breeders Association - Update 12th September, 2012 - News 21st September – DYFED CLUB RAM SHOW AND SALE, DYFED FLOCK COMPETITION and AUTUMN TOUR
Western Area Branch 2012 Flock Competition 5th September, 2012 - News Entries are invited for the 2012 Western Area Branch Flock Competition.
Eblex E-News September 3rd September, 2012 - News Welcome, New season lamb numbers prompt promotional push, UK cattle and sheep yearbook launched, EBLEX farm tour aims to put lamb back on the menu and Experts confirm Schmallenberg is still circulating.
Conveth Flock Dispersal 28th August, 2012 - News The Conveth Flock owned by the Proctor Family will be dispersed on Saturday 10 November 2012
ADAS commercial sheep meetings Septmber 12th & 13th 28th August, 2012 - News ADAS are holding meetings in early September delivered by Nerys Wright, aimed at the commercial sheep sector.
NADIS Parasite Forecast for September 28th August, 2012 - News Use of meteorological data to predict the prevalence of parasitic diseases
ADAS - South East Meetings 16th August, 2012 - News ADAS are holding meetings in the south East of the country during September and October for commercial and smallholder sheep keepers.
NSA Members Update - 10th August 2012 13th August, 2012 - News New Appointment made at NSA
SAC Sheep and Beef Event 10th August, 2012 - News 'Spy it, Try it, Buy it'
Rare & Native Breeds Sale - 28th Sept 7th August, 2012 - News Rugby Farmers Mart Ltd are running a Rare and Native Breeds sale at Stoneleigh Show Grounds.
NSA - Member Update 27th July 2012 1st August, 2012 - News NSA Member Update
Schmallenberg Virus 1st August, 2012 - News Joint press release from National Sheep Association and the Sheep Veterinary Society with regard to Schmallenberg virus.
NADIS Parasite Forecast - August 1st August, 2012 - News If the remainder of the summer stays wet, then in general the risk later in the year of autumn/winter PGE may be lower than in years where a dry summer is followed by delayed autumn rain.
Skipton Store Lamb Show 1st August, 2012 - News Five out of five for McKenzies at Skipton store lamb highlight
119th Annual General Meeting of the NSA 25th July, 2012 - News The 119th Annual General Meeting of the National Sheep Association is to be held at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, at 10 am on 22 August 2012.
EBV Workshop Highlight Financial Rewards of using Performance Recorded Tups 24th July, 2012 - News A series of free workshops focused on showing sheep producers how to reap the considerable financial rewards of using tups with performance records will be run by the Scottish Sheep Strategy Group in the coming weeks.