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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 [...]

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! ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Update - Congratulations to Hayley Harris and Phil Garrod who became 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

2019 – The Letter G

It is a new year and so we need a new letter for the names of this years lambs, 2019 is the letter G. Memberships are also due if you haven't renewed yet, it is also a good time of year to become a member as membership runs annually from January of each year. We [...]

Breeder Focus of the Month January 2019

From now on, we will have a Breeder Focus of the  Month. For the first month, I thought it best to start with two of the founders of the Society, Jenni Mcallister and Raymond Irvine 1. TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELVES  We are Jenni McAllister and Raymond Irvine.   We live on a farm [...]