VBSSUK would like to express a sincere and heartfelt thank you to all of our sponsors for their continued input and generous support.  Without you Blacknose Beauties would not be the successful event that it is.


If you are interested in sponsorship or helping in way please see our Sponsorship Leaflet or get in touch with us at the VBSSUK Mailbox for further information.

Blacknose Beauties are delighted to have GSC Grays as the show's mainline sponsor!

GSC Grays is an independent firm of Chartered Surveyors, Land and Estate Agents operating throughout the UK, but principally within the North of England.  They offer a dynamic and professional approach to provide quality, innovative advice across seven different service sectors:

  • Property Agency
  • Estates & Sporting Management
  • Rural Land & Business
  • Residential Management
  • Renewables
  • Valuations and Surveys
  • Planning and Development

A team of qualified chartered surveyors, agricultural valuers, auctioneers and estate agents are extremely well placed to offer comprehensive advice and guidance on all property related matters.

GSC Grays strive to combine integrity and energy with expertise in order to provide their clients with a quality service that they cannot find elsewhere.












New Zealand Valais Blacknose








Valais Blacknose New Zealand are proud to be one of the first partnerships to bring these beautiful sheep to New Zealand. Our flocks are based in the lower North Island and Upper South Island.  We are also proud to be the initiators of a new breed society in New Zealand.
We are looking to set our breed standards to match the stringent Swiss Breed Society ones and we will be in a position to offer a limited number of lambs, embryos and semen in 2018 to New Zealand, Canada and the USA.
We are incredibly grateful to our top UK breeders supplying us and we are looking to continue imports of high quality genetics from the UK.It has been an incredible journey so far. We feel so privileged to be supporting the breed by providing top quality genetics as seen on display at this show.
Contact us at admin@valaisblacknose.co.nz or visit our website www.valaisblacknose.co.nz and Facebook page or better still come see us at the Blacknose Beauties show!

CARRS BILLINGTON  Sponsor of Ewe lamb born January 1st 2018 - March 31st 2018 class







Welcome to Carrs Billington, a company at the forefront of innovation in the supply of proven products and services to farming and rural communities. More about us A network of 30 Country Stores with 8 Sub-Stores, field sales specialists and advisers provide support and friendly service wherever needed within our trading area. Find your local Country Store These branches facilitate easy access to a very wide range of products (including feed, machinery parts, fertiliser, animal health, agrochemicals, seeds, pet and equine products, gardening, clothing and sundry retail).  Browse our product range Visit our Online Shop for a comprehensive range of animal health and equine products, along side a number of Champion feed mixtures that are specifically designed to achieve optimum performance and show-ring bloom in pedigree cattle and sheep.


CROOKEDSTANE VALAIS BLACKNOSE  Sponsor of Young Handlers classes









Crookedstane is a traditional hill farm at 1000 ft above sea level in the Clyde Valley, situated amongst the Lowther hills. We are supporters of the Valais Blacknose Sheep Society UK and are active in it's running and organisation of the annual show and sale.
Our Valais Blacknose sheep are MV accredited as well as vaccinated and medicated to a high veterinary standard. We also breed strictly to the Society breed standards, this helps ensure the continuation of this rare breed of Swiss sheep.
We sell stock and wool throughout the UK and will export where regulations allow. Please contact Jemma Knowles-Brown for any further details.


WHITEHALL VALAIS BLACKNOSE SHEEP  Sponsor of Class 3 Gimmer born January 1st 2017 - July 31st 2017








We have been lucky enough to have been breeding Valais Blacknose Sheep since 2014. Our lambs have been sold all over the UK including sending the first lambs to Northern Ireland.



VALAIS BLACKNOSE SHEEP SCOTLAND  Sponsor of the Ram born 2016 class









GlenWyvis Distillery  Sponsor for Class 7 Ram 3 years +





We produce single malt whisky and GoodWill Gin in the world’s first 100% community-owned, fully sustainable distillery. As a community benefit society, a share of all our future profits will be invested back into community projects to create a legacy that will inspire the world. This is the spirit of dreams.

Against the backdrop of majestic Ben Wyvis, GlenWyvis opened in November 2017 bringing distilling back to the town of Dingwall for the first time in over 90 years. More than 3,200 people from over 30 countries have invested a total of over £3.2 million to join us on the journey. Launched in June 2018, GoodWill Gin is made using nine premium botanicals, including locally-picked hawthorn. It has a crisp full-bodied taste. It is made to share.











The Swiss Society not only sponsor a class but also come over to grade and judge our sheep, both very much appreciated.

Valais Blacknose Sheep Northumberland Sponsor of Class 6 Ewe lamb born after 1st April 2018