BASIS has joined forces with the National Sheep Association (NSA) to create a sheep industry first – The Register of Sheep Advisers (RoSA).

Launched in May, RoSA aims to recognise personal development and training for advisers, so they can continue to support UK sheep farmers so that they can access the best and most appropriate advice to meet their business needs.

The first opportunity for members to join RoSA and collect Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points will be on June 1, in a webinar on "maintaining lamb performance post-weaning".

Stephen Jacob, BASIS CEO, said RoSA aims to drive the UK sheep industry towards a sustainable future.

He said:

“The industry is facing a huge period of change, and to navigate through these uncertain times, farmers will be seeking up-to-date advice from professionals across the industry.

RoSA will pull together advisers from all areas of the sheep industry - such as nutritionists; vets; RAMAs; environmental advisers; farm consultants; and technical specialists - who can all provide comprehensive advice on all aspects of sheep production.

"RoSA membership will allow all advisers working within the UK sheep sector to demonstrate that they have comprehensive knowledge across all aspects of sheep production, and signifies a commitment to professional development through structured CPD.

"At BASIS, we’re excited for this new collaboration in the livestock sector and look forward to welcoming the first cohort of RoSA members in June,” he concluded.