NSA Ram longevity focus groups

NSA Ram longevity focus groups

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The National Sheep Association (NSA) is running a ram survey and facilitating 10 focus groups around the country, they need 10 participants for each group.

The project is investigating the flock life of breeding males and the reasons for deaths and culling in the UK. With the help of funding from the Animal Welfare Foundation, and after concerns from NSA members about the short life of commercial rams, NSA is urging as many farmers as possible to participate in this new study to find out what is going on.

The project will involve 10 focus groups around the country, to gather more detailed data and encourage discussion amongst farmers. These are free to attend but booking is essential, and participants must have 200+ breeding ewes and ram purchase information, ideally from the last four years.

Volunteers can contact enquiries@nationalsheep.org.uk to secure their place.

The survey is available online and hard copies can be requested from NSA Head Office by contacting laura@nationalsheep.org.uk or 01684 892661.





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