Continuing the success of its previous four Wednesday morning webinars the National Sheep Association (NSA) held the latest event in its Breakfast Club series this week.

The organisation was delighted to welcome the chairman of Natural England Tony Juniper and Natural England head of agriculture, Geoff Sansome, for an interesting breakfast discussion at the webinar called ‘Regenerative farming Vs Rewilding: An early morning discussion on sheep in the environment’.

The webinar also featured NSA chief executive Phil Stocker, NSA chairman Dan Phipps and NSA Northern region chairman Thomas Carrick for a broad discussion on balancing productivity and environment, landscape recovery implementation, rewilding, species re-introduction, and how these all of these issues could impact UK sheep farmers.

Mr Stocker said: “It was a great opportunity to hear what they have to say and hopefully to impress on them that sheep farming, environmental land management, and wildlife are already living well alongside each other.

"Regenerative farming is the buzz word at the moment and while there are always further gains we can make, it’s what much of our sheep farming has been about for a long time.

"Britain’s reputation as a pastoral country and a ‘green and pleasant land’ hasn’t happened by accident but is the outcome of hundreds and in some cases thousands of years of livestock grazing, and I for one don’t want to see that lost”.

Those wanting to find out more about upcoming webinars should visit the NSA website.

Those wishing to attend future webinars are also encouraged to submit questions in advance to to allow for useful discussion during the session on such a divisive topic. The Q&A function will also be available throughout the webinar.