Industry Resources

Lleyn genetics are playing a part in breeding hill sheep to meet future economic, environmental and climatic challenges READ MORE>>


How a medium sized ewe can tackle the anti-meat agenda.

So, where does the Lleyn breed fit into this scenario? By focusing on the efficiency of performance, the breed can deliver a high-quality protein to the consumer whilst minimising the carbon footprint of on a per kg of product basis. READ MORE>>

Management based on performance

Sheep flock at CAFRE Beef and Sheep Development Centre

Ewe productivity is one of the most important factors influencing flock profitability.  This is greatly affected by the number of lambs produced by a ewe and her ability to rear those lambs. READ MORE>>

NSA (National Sheep Association)

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.


Since NADIS (National Animal Disease and Information Service) was formed in 1995 it has monitored diseases in cattle, sheep and pigs across the UK. 60 veterinary practices and the farm animal units from 6 veterinary colleges have taken part in the scanning surveillance, recording all the diseases they encountered on a daily basis.

NADIS has developed a unique online based animal health resource for farmers, vets and SQPs. The information is written by veterinary experts, peer-reviewed and presented in a practical format with a high visual clinical content to improve disease awareness and highlight disease prevention.

Scrapie Monitoring Scheme

Flock masters wishing to export breeding sheep and goats throughout the EU may have their flock or herd monitored under the provisions of the Scrapie Monitoring Scheme administered by SRUC. Registered flocks and herds undergo an annual flock inspection and brains from a proportion of adult animals are screened for the disease. Members of the Scrapie Monitoring Scheme must ensure that any fallen sheep and certain culled animals over 18 months of age are tested for evidence of Scrapie. For more details on this scheme click here