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Christmas Shopping!

We have our 2020 Society Calendars online now to purchase, you can also buy ties and more merchandise will be added, including Swiss Bells which are on their way from Switzerland. Please visit the shop which has free shipping the UK.

Our Top Three Events for those who love Valais Blacknose Sheep!

Blacknose Shows in Switzerland There are a number of shows held throughout the year in Valais but the most prestigious Miss Visp (ewes only) and Widdermarkt (rams only), which are held annually in February and March.  Both of these shows are hosted by the Swiss Sheep Breeding Association: Oberwalliser Schwarznasen Schafzuchtverband, they also provide judges to [...]

September Breeder Focus

September Breeder Focus of the Month, The Polsons Swiss Findon from Aberdeen 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 1.Tell us a bit about yourself? We are Shannon and Christina Polson and our parents are Andrew and Kerry. Our Dad grew up on a croft in Caithness and his passion for sheep has continued. We run a flock of 200 breeding ewes in [...]

August Breeder Focus of the Month

August Breeder Focus of the Month - Jo and Symon Jacobsen 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🐑 1. Tell us a bit about yourself?We are Jo and Symon Jacobsen along with our three children Jake, Izzy and Angus (who are all actively involved in caring for our Valais). We live and work on our 540 acre farm on the coast of [...]

Blacknose Beauties Report 2019

CELEBRATING BREED EXCELLENCE – RECORD NUMBERS FLOCK TO BLACKNOSE BEAUTIES SHOW & SALE Photographs by Catherine MacGregor, more are available on line www.macgregorphotography.com The 4th Show and Sale to be held by the Valais Blacknose Sheep Society and their second AGM, promised to be a huge celebration, and without a doubt it was. Organisers confirm overall entries [...]

July Breeder Focus of the Month

July Breeder Focus of the Month - Whitehall Valais Blacknose Sheep 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 1. Tell us a bit about yourself?We are Henry and Emily Duncan and have two children Evie (9) and Bertie (7), we are full time farmers having taken over the family farm in Dumfriesshire, South West Scotland. Henry has always lived here, Emily crossed [...]

The Royal Welsh Show 2019

Momentous Week for Valais Blacknose Sheep at the 100th Royal Welsh Kerry Costello Jones, Snowdonia Valais Blacknose The Royal Welsh is the pinnacle event in the British agricultural calendar and is one of the biggest and best agricultural shows of its kind in Europe, attracting a quarter of a million visitors annually. Over an exciting four-days of [...]

June Breeder Focus

June Breeder Focus of the Month - Renee Snouckaert Noblesse Valais Oxfordshire 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 1. Tell us a bit about yourself? I am originally from Holland. Horses brought me to the UK and never looked back! Had some interesting jobs in my life, involved with Special Branch & Drug Enforcement in the Cayman Islands, worked for Captain Mark [...]

May – Breeder Focus of the Month

May Member Focus of the Month - Alex and Chris Burch, Lancaster 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 1.Tell us a bit about yourself?I am a hill sheep farmer’s daughter who has always wanted to be a farmer but by circumstance instead became a physiotherapist! I have a full time private practice based in Carnforth, Lancaster which I began back in [...]

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 [...]