Due to the cancellation of Blacknose Beauties this year, we will be holding an online sale at Harrison & Hetherington. The online sale will run from Tuesday, 18th August - Friday, 21st August. We will also be holding an online Young Handlers Class as well as the return of the popular Fancy Dress Class (further [...]
Keep up to date with what sheep are available to buy on our For Sale and Wanted page http://valaisblacknosesheepsociety.co.uk/category/sales/ Currently there are great selection of ewe and ram lambs available at weaning in Hampshire, Cheshire and Cumbria as well as breeding ewes in Hampshire.
When purchasing pedigree Valais Blacknose stock there are several things to be aware of, hopefully this guide will help you buy with confidence. Pedigree Certificate & Registry Every pedigree Valais Blacknose should have a Grassroots registration certificate Always check that the animal matches the details on the Grassroots registry certificate – if no certificate is [...]
Due to the deteriorating situation surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19), and after careful consideration of the latest Government and Public Health guidance, it’s with deep regret that we have decided to cancel the 2020 Blacknose Beauties Show and Sale. With the Government advising against attending mass gatherings and further action relating to social distancing, self-isolation and unnecessary [...]
Please see below a status update of 2020 Agricultural Shows with dedicated Valais Blacknose Sheep classes. Devon County Show – postponed 28-30 August21-23 Mayhttps://www.devoncountyshow.co.uk/ Royal Bath and West Show – cancelled28-30 Mayhttps://www.bathandwest.com/royal-bath-and-west-show Royal Three Counties Show - cancelled12-14 Junehttps://www.royalthreecounties.co.uk/ Royal Cheshire County Show - cancelled16-17 Junehttps://www.royalcheshireshow.org/ Bury & District Agricultural Show – no decision yet28 [...]
We have been sent some fantastic photos from our members, have a look at the gallery to see them. Thank you to all the members for your photos and let hope for some more prize winning ones this year! http://valaisblacknosesheepsociety.co.uk/gallery/
We have a limited number of bells available on the shop, quick before they sell out. Did you know that Swiss Bells are symbols of traditional folklore, offer protection, happiness and are a sign of peace? During the times of war bells were gathered from churches and pastures and used to make cannons and weapons. [...]
A new year, a new starting letter for lambs born this year. This year the letter H is what names should start with. January also means that it is time for Membership renewals, if you have not received your renewal email, please let us know. It is also a great time to become a member [...]
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.
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 [...]