On what would have been the weekend of the annual Blacknose Beauties Show & Sale the Valais Blacknose Sheep Society took their event online for the first time in its history. Keen to continue showcasing the breed and bring VBSSUK members together, the Society announced the online event with the aim to offer an experience [...]

Supporting R.A.B.I.

We have four lots of semen pellets up for auction on the Online Sale with Harrison and Hetherington, kindly donated by the Highland, Westmorland and Whitehall Flocks with 100% of each sale as well as 25% of the raffle sales, going to R.A.B.I. All four rams with semen available have at the least won their [...]

Blacknose Beauties Online Raffle 2020

RAFFLE WINNERS Thank you so much to everyone who took part in the VBSSUK raffle.  A big thank-you also to those who very kindly and generously donated prizes.  The raffle raised a total of £823.50, 25% of which will be donated to charity R.A.B.I. (Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution) along with 25% of 2020 VBSSUK calendar [...]

Blacknose Beauties Online Sale

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 [...]

Ewe and Ram lambs available to buy

Keep up to date with what sheep are available to buy on our For Sale and Wanted page 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.

Valais Blacknose Buyers Guide

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 [...]

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 May Royal Bath and West Show – cancelled28-30 May Royal Three Counties Show - cancelled12-14 June Royal Cheshire County Show - cancelled16-17 June Bury & District Agricultural Show – no decision yet28 [...]

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!

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. [...]