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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.
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
Conveth Flock Dispersal 28th August, 2012 - News The Conveth Flock owned by the Proctor Family will be dispersed on Saturday 10 November 2012
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.
Information on exporting sheep 19th July, 2012 - News Information now available
E-Newsletter 18th July, 2012 - News Advertise in the next E-Newsletter
Cancellation of Burwarton Show 18th July, 2012 - News THURSDAY 2nd AUGUST 2012
Royal Welsh Show will go on 17th July, 2012 - News Statement from Royal Welsh Show last week
Stirling Sale Catalogue Amendments 16th July, 2012 - News
GREAT YORKSHIRE SHOW 2012 - CANCELLATION 11th July, 2012 - News Statement from Great Yorkshire Show
Scottish Sheep Strategy Focus Farm Open Day @ Wellheads 10th July, 2012 - News An open meeting to consider the results of a trial run by Quality Meat Scotland’s Scottish Sheep Strategy group will be held at 2pm on Friday July 13th at Wellheads Farm, near Huntly.
Martinsell Flock Reduction Sale 9th July, 2012 - News Mr and Mrs Faux's Martinsell (91X) Flock is having a major reduction this year.
NSA Members Update – 6th July 2012 6th July, 2012 - News NSA Sheep 2012 and The new anthelmintic guide for sheep farmers
North West Suffolk Breeders Club update 5th July, 2012 - News Update from North West Suffolk Breeders Club
Improving Sheep Breeding and Fertility - 18th July @ 6pm 5th July, 2012 - News Manor Farm, New Road, Harrold, Bedford, MK43 7EP, Courtesy of A J Cony & Partners
NADIS Health Bulletin 3rd July, 2012 - News Pain Management in Livestock
Signet Breeding Reports 3rd July, 2012 - News Suffolk Breeding reports now available for 2012
The Benefits of Better Breeding in the Scottish Sheep Sector 2nd July, 2012 - News 1st year results from a QMS 2 year trial using Suffolk rams on three Commercial Scottish Farms. The trial compared the performance of Suffolk rams which was either Farmers Choice or High Index rams.
NSA Members Update 29th June 2012 2nd July, 2012 - News NSA Sheep 2012, Survey age of lambs at slaughter and New anthelmintic guide for sheep farmers
NADIS Parasite Forecast for July 26th June, 2012 - News Use of meteorological data to predict the prevalence of parasitic diseases
Travel to Roscrea Sale 26th June, 2012 - News Bus from Dublin airport
Agriculture Apprentice Lewis steals the show 25th June, 2012 - News Lewis Rudge - Apprentice in Agriculture Livestock production at Myerscough College, cleaned up the prize table this weekend at the North West Suffolk Breeders Clubs Show held at Lancaster Farmers Auction Mart.
BASCO 21st June, 2012 - News There will be a disruption to BASCO this evening between 18:00 and 21:00
Latest from RHS 21st June, 2012 - News Champion & Reserve go to Strathisla Flock
SUFFOLK BALLOT - STIRLING 2012 21st June, 2012 - News Ballot for Stirling Sale
2012 Society Sales Inspections 19th June, 2012 - News Please note that inspection at our 2012 sales will rigorously enforce the Bye Laws of the Society
BASCO 19th June, 2012 - News There will be a disruption to the network this evening (19/06/2012) between 18:00 and 21:00
"Fit not fat" key to lamb prices 15th June, 2012 - News Sending lambs to market that are “fit not fat" is the best way for producers to maximise returns as sheep prices fall, according to EBLEX.
EID 14th June, 2012 - News The National Sheep Association is calling for an urgent review of the regulations on sheep EID following an in depth exploration of the possibilities of a legal challenge
Prime Lamb classes sponsored by North of England Branch 14th June, 2012 - News The Northern Counties of England again decided to sponsor prime lamb classes within the region.
High Index Suffolks Benefit Commercial Sheep Farmers 12th June, 2012 - News The results of the latest trials by Quality Meat Scotland’s Scottish Sheep Strategy reinforce the message that commercial sheep farmers will improve returns by using tups with the genetic potential to sire more efficient off-spring.Recent trial results, announced at Scotsheep (Wednesday 6th June), reveal producers selecting High Index Suffolk tups are obtaining a welcome income boost of £2-£3 per lamb.
North East Scotland Sheep Carcase Competition 28th May, 2012 - News North East Scotland Suffolk Sheep Carcase Competition held at Scotch premier Inverurie,judged by Richard Stuart and Brian Noble and Sponsored by Turriff Feeds
Midland Suffolk Breeders Club Full Carcass Competition Results 23rd May, 2012 - News Kindly sponsored by Sargeants, Uttoxeter and supremely organised by Cliff Mellor. Sincere Thanks to both. Congratulations to Liz Needham for taking the Champion rosette with a lamb sired by Strathisla Sea Eagle with Merrick and Julie Pinny for taking the reserve.
NSA Members Update - 18th May 21st May, 2012 - News Optimistic outlook, New deadline date for Nuffield award applications this year, NSA launches new initiative to support the sheep keepers of the future, New French Agriculture Minister
Enjoy Open Farm Sunday at Seafield Pedigrees 11th May, 2012 - News SUNDAY, June 17 is Open Farm Sunday, which is co-ordinated by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming).
North East Scotland Prime Lamb Competition 11th May, 2012 - News Results of Prime Lamb Comp are as follows
West and Central Scotland Suffolk Sheep Club 2011 Flock Competition View Day 10th May, 2012 - News THE LAND, ECCLEFECHAN, LOCKERBIE, DG11 3LH, BY KIND PERMISSION OF THE MARTINDALE FAMILY
Prestigious Butchery Awards at NSA Sheep 2012 8th May, 2012 - News Two prestigious butchery awards will be made at NSA Sheep 2012.
ADAS Fallen Stock Questionnaire 8th May, 2012 - News Before 2003 the majority of fallen stock was buried, but after the introduction of the Animal By-Product Regulations farmers are unable to use burial as a means to dispose of fallen stock.
Eblex E-News April 2012 8th May, 2012 - News Welcome, Massive growth for meat exports and Worming lambs
Livestock and Meat Commission Bulletin 8th May, 2012 - News Sterling making gains against Euro
Market Prices from Quality Meat Scotland 8th May, 2012 - News Market Prices
Footrot – An Infectious Disease 1st May, 2012 - News We often forget footrot is an infectious disease
Welsh lambs showing improved conformation but good timing essential 1st May, 2012 - News New figures have been released which show continued improvement from Welsh sheep farmers in meeting lamb market requirements.
Livestock and Meat Commission Bulletin 1st May, 2012 - News Northern Ireland Sheep trade under pressure
Confidence growing among beef and sheep farmers 1st May, 2012 - News Nearly two thirds of beef and sheep farmers are planning to invest in their business in the next 12 months, reflecting growing confidence in the fortunes of the sector.
First Prize Suffolk Lambs Excel 30th April, 2012 - News Northern Ireland Branch Spring Lamb Competition.
NADIS Parasite Forecast for May 26th April, 2012 - News Use of meteorological data to predict the prevalence of parasitic diseases
Eastern Suffolk Sheep Club Carcass Competition Results 25th April, 2012 - News Eastern Suffolk Sheep Club Carcass Competition Results 18 April 2012. Main sponsorship organised by Chris Meekins Ruminant Nutrition Ltd, Championship cash prizes sponsored by EBLEX.
NSA Members Update - April 2012 23rd April, 2012 - News SCOPS need your views!, Meeting with French Sheep sector representatives, Finance and General Purposes Committee, Weather, NSA Sheep 2012, Breed Forum, NSA on-line,
United Auctions Client Looking for 20 Suffolk Ewes 18th April, 2012 - News Client requires flock of 20 Suffolk Ewes
NSA Eastern Update 18th April, 2012 - News Schmallenberg virus has certainly affected our region.
Wool to Take Centre Stage at NSA Scotsheep 18th April, 2012 - News "The Wool Centre – Rediscover the Wonders of Wool” will be a major feature of NSA Scotsheep to be held at Dumfries House, Cumnock, Ayrshire, on Wednesday, June 6.
Suffolk sheep flock wins top award for genetic progress 18th April, 2012 - News EBLEX BRP Improved Flock Awards 2012, James W Brown and Others, BHW Arran Flock
Great news for anyone using the Dalton EID Sheep tag range. 16th April, 2012 - News ScotEID have recently published a report on EID Sheep tag read rates and Dalton has taken the top THREE spots.
Sheep Skin Parasites Survey 11th April, 2012 - News Eblex in collaboration with ADAS and University of Bristol are conducting a survey to try and get a better understanding of the extent of sheep scab and other skin parasites in the UK sheep flock.
NSA meeting with Minister 11th April, 2012 - News NSA were pleased to welcome Jim Paice, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food, to the Darley Stud near Newmarket on the border of Cambridgeshire and Suffolk on Wednesday this week
Eblex E-News April 2012 2nd April, 2012 - News Welcome, Enhanced Quality Standard Mark offers improved returns for producers, Speakers named for Outlook Conference 2012 and EBLEX support helps boost numbers of CT-assessed lambs
NSA Members Update - 9th March 2012 15th March, 2012 - News Welsh EID Database Announcement, NSA meeting with Jim Paice MP, Upland Farm Incomes and Schmallenburg Update.
To NSA Members in England & Wales 15th March, 2012 - News ADAS and University of Bristol are trying to get a better understanding of the level of sheep scab in England and Wales
300 Suffolk Ewe Lambs wanted - for export to Lithuania. 13th March, 2012 - News Mike Adams has recieved a positive enquiry for 300 Suffolk ewe lambs to depart mid summer
Funding Opportunities for Breeders in Wales 7th March, 2012 - News Hybu Cig Cymru is the organisation responsible for the development, promotion and marketing of Welsh red meat. HCC currently offer a range of funding opportunities and resources to lamb and beef producers in Wales.
Eblex E-News March 2012 5th March, 2012 - News eFoodChainMap offers a wealth of Industry Information, UK becomes net exported of Lamb and Managing Mastitis.
BASCO Problems 29th February, 2012 - News Are you having problems with Basco.
NSA Briefing on Schmallenberg virus 28th February, 2012 - News As we approach the month of March when the bulk of our flocks lamb, Schmallenberg virus has now been confirmed by Defra AHVLA to have been found on 83 farms in England
New Suffolk Stamps released 24th February, 2012 - News Royal Mail has just released a new set of stamps today.
Scottish Smallholder and Grower Festival 16th February, 2012 - News Forfar Market on Sunday 30th September 2012.
Farmers Weekly Awards 2012 15th February, 2012 - News 4th October 2012, Grosvenor House Hotel, London. Entries close 30th April 2012
The Scottish Farmer – supporting farmers since 1893 10th February, 2012 - News In a move to continue its successful development, The Scottish Farmer will soon be repackaging and investing in its printed edition to add improved value for money for both its readers and commercial partners.
CT Scanning Update 3rd February, 2012 - News SAC will again be offering a CT scanner service in 2012, both at our static site near Edinburgh and with the mobile scanner at various sites throughout England and Wales.
2012 Birth Notification Form 3rd February, 2012 - News The 2012 Birth Notification Form is now available for completion online by members signed up for Direct Debit payment.
Update from Western Australia 3rd February, 2012 - News Update from Glenn and Kay Cole, SASIMWA, Suffolk and White Suffolk Stud. Our sheep are nearly bare shown for shows, Adilaide royal has some wooly classes but we have never done any, we like to be able to see and feel the animals carcase and conformation but also the climate is different and the most rams have 100-200 acre paddocks to chase the ewe so have to be correct and hardy.
Society Stand takes 1st place at the Eastern Region Winter Fair 31st January, 2012 - News EXHIBITORS FEED BACK - 30TH JANUARY 2012
Profit from Performance 26th January, 2012 - News Signet realeases new promotional material
NSA Briefing on the discovery of Schmallenberg virus in England. 23rd January 2012 25th January, 2012 - News Schmallenberg virus has been confirmed by Defra AHVLA to have been found on 4 farms in England, in the counties of East Sussex, Suffolk, and Norfolk.
Schmallenberg Virus (SBV) 25th January, 2012 - News Defra and AHVLA have confirmed today that surveillance has identified the presence of Schmallenberg Virus (SBV)
CT Scanning Update 17th January, 2012 - News There has been an increase in the number of pedigree lambs being CT scanned since the introduction of the mobile scanning service in 2009.
Lambing 2012 with Specop Suffolks 16th January, 2012 - News
New Year Surprise 4th January, 2012 - News What a great beginning to the New Year when quins were delivered to a three year old pedigree Suffolk ewe on New Years eve