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Blacknose Beauties 2020 Cancellation

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 [...]

Shows and Events 2020

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 – postponed to 31 July – 2 August28-30 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 [...]

Photo Gallery

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/

The Swiss Bell

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. [...]

2020 the letter H

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 [...]

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 πŸ΄σ §σ ’󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 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 πŸ΄σ §σ ’σ ³σ £σ ΄σ ΏπŸ‘ 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 β€“ 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 [...]