The Register of Sheep Advisers (RoSA) recently celebrated its first anniversary.
The RoSA was launched to give independent sheep consultants, nutritionists, vets and SQPs access to personal development and training so they can continue to support UK sheep farmers with the best and most appropriate advice to meet their business needs.
Through the RoSA website, sheep farmers also have a reliable source of advisers they can contact if they are seeking some on farm guidance.
RoSA was created through a collaboration between BASIS and the National Sheep Association (NSA).
In the last 12 months, more than 60 advisers have signed up to the network. RoSA has itself hosted a range of informative webinars open to these advisers and other interested parties featuring some of the UK’s top sheep industry experts, and provided a platform for the advertising of other’s events that advisers can gain CPD points from.
NSA chief executive Phil Stocker said: “RoSA has been a welcome new service for sheep advisers and sheep farmers alike. The network has made a great start in its first year and I’m convinced its establishment is needed and of its time.
“The partnership between NSA and BASIS is a very natural fit and I appreciate the engagement NSA has had from the new RoSA members.”
To celebrate the first-year anniversary of the network, RoSA, alongside NSA Next Generation, ran a competition offering free advice to three lucky young sheep farmers. Successfully winning this advice, Euan Sanderson from South Lanarkshire, Josh Starling from Essex and Luke Scott Paul from North Yorkshire will now each receive half a day of free advice from an experienced RoSA member to support them in the development of their businesses.
If you are interested in becoming a RoSA member, you can sign up on the RoSA website. Visit www.sheepadvisers.co.uk, or find out more by contacting [email protected]. The website also lists upcoming in person and online events that offer CPD opportunities to members.