Useful Industry Links

Defra - The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - contains all aspects of farming, keeping sheep, welfare, transport, identification, etc

Scottish Government - Scottish Government Rural Payments, Customer Services

Wales -  Welsh Department for Environment, Planning and Countryside - farming & countryside

NSA - The National Sheep Association is a specialist organisation dedicated to safeguarding the interests and future of sheep farmers throughout the UK. The site contains news, events, health & diseases, training and more.

NADIS - The National Animal Disease Information Service is a network of 60 veterinary practices and 6 veterinary colleges monitoring the health of cattle, sheep and pigs across the UK. The site has detailed information on many common health problems.

SCOPS - Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep is an industry led group formed to develop sustainable strategies for parasite control in sheep.

EBLEX - The English Beef & Lamb Executive is the organisation supporting the English beef and sheep meat industry.

BWMB - The British Wool Marketing Board collects, grades, sells and promotes fleece wool for UK farmers.

BCSBA - The British Coloured Sheep Breeders Association promotes coloured sheep and the use of coloured wool.

The Shetland Museum - the site has an excellent photo library of over 60,000 images from the 1880's to modern times of life on Shetland.

FUW - Farmer's Union of Wales

NFU - National Farmers Union

NFU Cymru

NFU Scotland - Welsh TV channel dedicated to agriculture

Farming Connect - website of a training scheme for Welsh Farmers sponsored by the Welsh Assembly with much useful information in it for (sheep) farmers in the rest of the UK.


Links to Companies that Process Fleeces and Skins

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Other Useful Links

International Feltmakers Association - home of the feltmaker worldwide

The Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners, and Dyers

 Links to Shetland Sites in North America

Fine Fleece Shetland Sheep Association

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