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PRESS RELEASE: NSA and Moredun work together to support UK sheep farmers

With a shared passion of providing valuable advice to UK sheep farmers, the National Sheep Association (NSA) and the Moredun have a long history of working closely together to ensure a sustainable, healthy and productive UK sheep flock.

With both NSA and Moredun committed to this collaboration both organisations are pleased to announce their continued working relationship for the years ahead offering members of both associations with ongoing access to a package of benefits the affiliation between the two provides.

Dr Beth Wells, Knowledge Exchange Specialist & Principal Research Scientist at Moredun says: “We are delighted that our valuable partnership with the NSA is continuing and going from strength to strength. We have lots of events planned for this year, working together to ensure our sheep farmers have all the updates on research and practical advice to help their flocks and businesses thrive. We are especially looking forward to the face to face events after so long without them and to welcoming NSA members to our stand and BioBus.”

Working together NSA and Moredun communicate key messages to UK sheep farmers through NSA Sheep Farmer magazine, at NSA meetings, Moredun fact sheets sharing news of their ground breaking research work and at NSA events. NSA is therefore excited to welcome Moredun back to this summer’s NSA Scot Sheep and NSA Sheep Event where their latest research will be shared with thousands of sheep farmers.

Taking place on Wednesday 1st June at Over Finlarg Farm, Dundee NSA ScotSheep will welcome the Moredun BioBus mobile laboratory and stand that will share information on research into infection diseases of sheep. The bus will then make its way south joining NSA Sheep Event at the Three Counties Showground, Worcestershire on Wednesday 27th July.

For those not able to attend an NSA event face-to-face, NSA and Moredun will be hosting a series of online webinars this summer on a range of topics meaning everyone can benefit from the advice of Moredun experts and experienced sheep farmers. The webinar series will take place on:

  • Thursday 7th July, 7.30pm — Ticks, tick borne diseases and tick control
  • Tuesday 16th August, 7:30pm — Sheep scab: how to test, control and quarantine

NSA Chief Executive Phil Stocker comments: “NSA is of course thrilled to continue working with Moredun. As a world leading research facility there is no better organisation to go to for information on sheep health that we can confidently pass on to our sheep farming members as advice that can be relied upon to maintain or improve flock health. NSA looks forward to working with Moredun this summer and beyond.”

Links to the webinars will be issued nearer the time. More information on the work between NSA and Moredun can be found on the NSA website at www.nationalsheep.org.uk/nsa-and-moredun.

Notes:-

For more information contact NSA Communications Manager Katie James on 01684 892661 or [email protected].

The National Sheep Association is an organisation that represents the views and interests of sheep producers throughout the UK. It is funded by its membership of sheep farmers and its activities involve it in every aspect of the sheep industry. More at www.nationalsheep.org.uk and www.nsanextgeneration.org.uk.

Moredun is a farmer led organisation committed to promoting livestock health and welfare through research and education. Working on an international scale, our research focusses on developing vaccines, diagnostic tests and disease control strategies for endemic, infectious diseases of livestock and our outreach work is of prime importance to us to maintain our strong links with the livestock industry. www.moredun.org

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