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Farming bodies urged to unite over lynx concerns

The National Sheep Association (NSA) has raised concerns over the rumoured “blasé attitude” of the environment secretary  over the potential release of lynx into the Kielder Forest area of Northumberland, England. 

Lynx trust misunderstands the sheep sector, says industry

The Lynx UK Trust has been accused of “completely misunderstanding the concerns of the sheep farming world”.

New NSA president joins body at ‘crucial time’

The National Sheep Association (NSA) has announced that Lord Inglewood of Hutton in the Forest, Penrith, Cumbria will be its new president.

Grant assists UK’s farming and rural life

A total of £540,000 worth of funding has been allocated to 18 projects in rural communities throughout the UK.

Sheep association sets out ‘future-proofing’ the industry

The National Sheep Association (NSA) has said that the whole industry working together is “essential” if it is to overcome challenges in the wake of Brexit. 

Opportunities for meat producers to target international investors

Investment from overseas firms in the UK’s food and drink sector has continued to increase. According to the latest research from business and finance adviser, Grant Thornton UK LLP, 2016 saw the highest levels for three years. 

Industry expresses concerns over PM’s Brexit plan

The Prime Minister has said a “bold and ambitious free trade agreement with the European Union” will be a priority in Brexit negotiations, although this has received a less-than-popular reaction from the meat industry. 

Last call for next generation of sheep sector entrepreneurs

The National Sheep Association (NSA) Next Generation is looking for NSA Ambassadors for 2017.

Sheep industry warned of fraudulent advertising offer

Breed societies and exhibitors that support the National Sheep Association (NSA) events are being told to remain wary of a scam offering free advertising. 

Sheep producers encouraged to help understand ram effectiveness

The National Sheep Association (NSA) is urging sheep farmers to participate in a study to find out how effective rams are. 

Sheep industry welcomes EU report recommendations

The National Sheep Association (NSA) has praised a report from the European Union for recognising the importance of the “vulnerable” UK sector in uncertain circumstances. 

Industry welcomes M&S commitment to Scottish lamb

Representative bodies within the sheep and farming sector have greeted Marks & Spencer’s (M&S) announcement that it would only be sourcing fresh lamb sold in Scottish stores from Scottish farms. 

Aldi highlights importance of backing British

Discounter supermarket chain Aldi has demonstrated its commitment to supplying British beef and lamb, following on from AHDB’s Beef & Lamb Watch Country of Origin Survey. 

Industry discusses trade relationships with Switzerland

Organisational bodies from the red meat sector met in Bern, Switzerland on Tuesday, 13 September to discuss trade relationships outside of the European Union. 

Sheep industry ‘seriously alarmed’ by potential Australian trade deal

The National Sheep Association (NSA) has expressed concerns over a proposed free trade deal from Australia – following on from the UK’s upcoming exit from the European Union. 

Consumers confused over lamb products

Consumer research undertaken by Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has shown that over half of shoppers are confused as to when lamb is in season. 

Sheep industry taught the importance of adding value

Members of the sheep production community learnt about the vitality of adding value by maximising the marketplace at an industry seminar held at the recent National Sheep Association (NSA) event in Malvern.

Sheep industry offered hands-on experience

Members of the sheep industry are being offered the chance to take part in a series of four workshops based around the theme of adding value at the National Sheep Association (NSA) Sheep Event. 

NSA Sheep 2016 looks for the best of British lamb

England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will be going head to head in an attempt to win the title of best British lamb dish at the NSA Sheep 2016. 

Sheep industry “needs young blood”, says NSA

The National Sheep Association (NSA) has highlighted the importance of securing the future of the sheep industry. 

Sheep farmers urged to add value to products

The National Sheep Association (NSA) has urged producers to be more innovative in adding value to sheepmeat products, due to the volatility of farmgate prices.

Waitrose in hot water for sourcing New Zealand lamb

Sheep farmers have been left angry with supermarket chain Waitrose after it marketed New Zealand lamb under its Duchy brand. 

Farmgate pricing inquiry welcomed by sheep industry

An inquiry conducted by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) committee into the volatility of sheep farmgate prices has been welcomed by the National Sheep Association (NSA).

Butchers win Scotch Lamb PGI Innovation Award

Two Scottish butchers have won the Scotch Lamb PGI Innovation Award. 

National Sheep Association unveils next generation ambassadors

The National Sheep Association (NSA) has announced the 12 individuals selected to represent the sheep industry in its 2016 Next Generation Ambassador programme. 

NSA Sheep 2016 adds value to the industry

British sheep producers are encouraged to take advantage of the National Sheep Association’s (NSA) Sheep 2016 free event, with a theme of ‘adding value to the sheep industry’. 

GroceryAid has opened applications for grocery apprentices needing extra funding
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Funding opportunities for the future of the food industry

GroceryAid, a charity whose mission statement is to help people from the grocery industry in need, has opened up applications aimed at apprentices looking for extra funding while undertaking a grocery industry apprenticeship. 

NFU and NSA meet with government over sheep movement concerns

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) and the National Sheep Association (NSA) have held an urgent government meeting concerning the inspection and penalty process for sheep movement reporting. 

Update: Roberts receives support in levy row

The British Meat Processors Associations (BMPA) has backed Stuart Roberts' reasons for resigning from his post at AHDB Beef & Lamb.

Cull ewe price stability a lesson for supermarkets, says NSA chief

Lessons can be learned from the stable price of cull ewes, which stands in stark contrast to fluctuating lamb prices, said National Sheep Association chief executive Phil Stocker. 

COOL affecting lamb prices in Northern Ireland

Country-of-origin labelling (COOL) has caused lamb prices in Northern Ireland to slump, because UK consumers are put off buying lamb labelled as being from another country, the National Sheep Association (NSA) has claimed. 

New Chairman: Samuel Wharry
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Sheep body elects new chairman

The National Sheep Association (NSA) has elected Northern Irish Samuel Wharry as its new chairman.

QMS wins award for lamb campaign

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has picked up another marketing award for its successful ‘Wham bam thank you lamb’ campaign.

China to be a key focus for Eblex conference

Eblex has reported the impact of trade with China on British beef and lamb markets will be a key topic of its annual conference next month.

UK sheep delegation visits China

Representatives from the British sheep industry are visiting China to explore possible export opportunities to the country.

Farming and sheep bodies join forces on lamb

As lamb prices take a tumble, the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has teamed up with the National Sheep Association (NSA) and produced the ‘Vision for British Lamb Production’ report.

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