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NSA and Moredun announce continuing collaboration
“We are delighted that our valuable partnership with the NSA is continuing and going from strength to strength" - Dr Beth Wells.
Partnership will provide members with updates on research and practical advice.

The National Sheep Association (NSA) and Moredun have announced their continuing collaboration, which will provide members of both organisations ongoing access to a package of benefits.

NSA and Moredun have a long history of working closely to ensure a sustainable, healthy and productive UK sheep flock. Together, they have worked to communicate key messages to farmers through the NSA Sheep Farmer magazine, at NSA meetings, Moredun factsheets and NSA events.

Dr Beth Wells, knowledge exchange specialist & principal research scientist at Moredun explained: “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.”

On Wednesday, 1 June, Dundee NSA Scot Sheep will host the Moredun mobile laboratory bus and exhibit, which will give information on research on sheep infectious disorders. The bus will next head south to attend the NSA Sheep Event at the Three Counties Showground in Worcestershire on Wednesday, 27 July. 

For those who are unable to attend an NSA event in person, NSA and Moredun will present a series of online webinars this summer on various themes, allowing everyone to benefit from the advice of Moredun specialists and experienced sheep farmers.

NSA chief executive Phil Stocker commented: “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.”

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Avian flu outbreak at RSPB Minsmere

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 RSPB Minsmere nature reserve in Suffolk has confirmed an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza on its site. The coastal nature reserve has seen an increase in dead birds recently, and has said that it is 'extremely concerned' about the potential impacts on bird populations, with 2021 and 2022 seeing the largest ever outbreak in the UK.

In a statement, RSPB said: "We appreciate that it is distressing, for both visitors and staff, to see dead or dying birds at our site but we ask that if visitors see any dead or unwell birds, they do not touch or go near them and that they report it to us at our Visitor Centre during its opening hours, or by emailing us on outside of these times."  

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Moredun Foundation Award opens for applications

The 2022-2023 Moredun Foundation Award (MFA) is now open for members, with up to £2,000 available for successful applicants.

The MFA honours the contribution that education, teamwork, life experience, and travel have made to the understanding of cattle health and welfare. Through its charitable endeavours, Moredun offers its members the opportunity to pursue projects that support personal development.

The prize is open to a wide range of project applications, including those that include producing educational tools, conducting a small research project, or studying farming methods in other nations. For more information and to apply, visit