BASIS and the National Sheep Association (NSA) have joined forces to create the first industry Register of Sheep Advisers (RoSA).

The RoSA, officially launched this month, aims to recognise personal development and training for advisers who support UK sheep farmers and help them to access the best and most appropriate advice for their businesses. Members will have their first opportunity to join RoSA and collect CPD points on June 1st through a webinar on maintaining lamb performance post-weaning.

Stephen Jacob, BASIS chief executive, says RoSA aims to drive the UK sheep industry towards a sustainable future. “The industry is facing a huge period of change, and to navigate through these uncertain times, farmers will be seeking up-to-date advice from professionals across the industry,” says Mr Jacob “RoSA will pull together advisers from all areas of the sheep industry, such as nutritionists, vets, RAMAs, environmental advisers, farm consultants and technical specialists who can all provide comprehensive advice on all aspects of sheep production.

“RoSA membership will allow all advisers working within the UK sheep sector to demonstrate that they have comprehensive knowledge across all aspects of sheep production, and signifies a commitment to professional development through structured CPD,” he adds.

“At BASIS, we’re excited for this new collaboration in the livestock sector and look forward to welcoming the first cohort of RoSA members in June,” he concludes.

More information on RoSA membership via: www.sheepadvisers.co.uk or contact sheepadvisers@basis-reg.co.uk.