The National Sheep Association (NSA) is looking forward to meeting sheep farmers from across the UK this winter to discuss sheep farming’s role in a changing environment.

In a series of face-to-face roadshows, the NSA will explain its work representing the UK sheep farmer, ensuring our sheep sector not only survives, but thrives.

The NSA said that the UK is going through the biggest changes to farming experienced in generations - and within a wider, ever-changing world.

They added that sheep farming in the UK is on the cusp of big changes in trade patterns, with trade deals advanced with Australia and New Zealand, alongside a complete revamp of farming, food and environmental policy that will restructure farm support.

However, they stated that while there are many risks and challenges there are equal opportunities and the future is bright for those willing to adapt and move with the changing tides.

Joining the NSA this winter to discuss this will be representatives from UK levy boards, as well as farmers themselves, who will share their approaches to farming successfully in the future.

Commenting, NSA chief executive, Phil Stocker said:

The NSA is working tirelessly to defend sheep farming, to position it as one of the solutions to many of the world’s challenges, and to take actions to turn opportunities into reality.

"Come along to hear about some of the work being done and also to hear from our members about the route they are taking to succeed in the future”.