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Flock Management

We have had a few new breeders ask about weaning, castrating and general information about managing their sheep as a result we have shared a series of educational posts to address these topics, for specific questions we advise you to speak to your local veterinary partner. Ideal Age to Start Breeding The Swiss Society advise [...]

April Breeder Focus of the Month

April Breeder Focus of the Month - Snowdonia Valais Blacknose 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿1.TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELFWe are Gerallt and Kerry Jones, full-time working parents to five crazy kids. We live in the foothills of beautiful Snowdonia; North Wales a stone’s throw away from our family’s hill farm, home to 350 Lleyn, texel cross and welsh mountain [...]

⭐️⭐️⭐️ Free Membership Giveaway to our 100th Member! ⭐️⭐️⭐️

We are very excited to be very very close to 100 members in our Society. We are going to give the 100th person to sign up, free membership for one year.  See the link below to see the different memberships available and good luck! 🍀 http://valaisblacknosesheepsociety.co.uk/memberships/

Get Show Ready!

Keeping a healthy flock.

Good Control of Internal and External Parasites is the key to having happy healthy Valais Blacknose 🐑With lambing time upon us dosing your ewes and lambs correctly has a positive impact to your flock. Check out SCOPS 📚https://www.scops.org.uk/ Another important thing to remember is worms! See below for the life cycle and control of worms in your [...]

Breeder Focus of the Month – March

March Breeder Focus of the Month - Elaine Boyle, Newry Co.Armagh Ireland 🇮🇪 1. TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF My name is Elaine Boyle and along with my brother Michael, we run the small family farm, that has been in the family for generations. We are based just outside Newry Co.Armagh/Down (depending on which county football [...]

Ram Horn Springs

RAM HORN SPRINGS...🐑 We sometimes see Valais Blacknose rams lambs/shearlings horns growing too close to their faces ending up causing rubbing and sores.  Here is a shearling where his horns have grown very tight to his ears and face. We have applied a ram horn spring which is very easy to do by drilling a [...]

On the BBC!

Valais Blacknose Sheep Society UK members have been on the television a lot of late. Firstly we had Renee of Valais Blacknose Sheep Oxfordshire on Farmers County Showdown who was showing her sheep at the Kent Country Show. They had great results with First prize in Group of 3 in the Any Other Continental Breed [...]

Widdermarkt 2019

Widdermarkt 2019 - by Kerry Costello-Jones Trains, planes and automobiles (but in the reverse order) is exactly how you get to Visp in Switzerland and boy it takes time. The reason for our recent travels was due to one very disgruntled 6 year old, and I quote who was “very disappointed in you as parents” [...]

February Member Focus of the Month

Heather Adams from Derbyshire 1. TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELFMy name is Heather Adams, I live on the family farm near Bakewell in the heart of the Peak District National Park. The farm has 550 beef cattle and 800 commercial breeding ewes. I bought my first Valais Blacknose simply because I wanted to look [...]