NSA Members Update - 14th December18th 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 201210th 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
NSA Members' Update - 30th November 20123rd 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' Update26th 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.
Western Area Branch Flock Competition 201224th 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:
Eblex ENews October2nd October, 2012 - News
Maturing beef and lamb correctly key to enhancing quality and Quarantine of incoming sheep
NSA Members Update - 28th September 20121st 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 Agrifood1st October, 2012 - News
There are many small businesses in the Agrifood industry and margins are often tight. Time for innovation is also scarce.
Eblex E-News September3rd 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 Dispersal28th August, 2012 - News
The Conveth Flock owned by the Proctor Family will be dispersed on Saturday 10 November 2012
Schmallenberg Virus1st August, 2012 - News
Joint press release from National Sheep Association and the Sheep Veterinary Society with regard to Schmallenberg virus.
NADIS Parasite Forecast - August1st 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.
119th Annual General Meeting of the NSA25th 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.