VBSSUK member Renee Snouckaert from Valais Blacknose Sheep Oxfordshire visited Switzerland to attend this year's wonderful ‘Miss Visp’ event. Renee has kindly shared her experience. This competition, a great Swiss tradition, took place in a large school hall with the sheep at one end and the bar with long dining tables at the other end. [...]
VB Oxford had an exhibition stand at the Henley Show. A great day was had with loads of visitors. Renee and her flock made the papers again. She took the 'B' Team who had not been to the show before - they loved all the attention. The stand was only quiet until the gates opened! [...]
VB Oxford had no fun setting up their tent in the pouring rain the day before the Thame County Show. On the day it was glorious and Lottie, Renee's 4 month old ewe lamb received 4th prize in the Longwool Class. Renee was very proud of her, she behaved like a pro on her first [...]
This was the last show of the season for VB Oxford. Finally feeling that they had learned something during this summer, VB Oxford came away with 7 prizes. Renee was so proud of her beautiful flock, especially Thomas, her ARR/ARR ram which was placed 3rd in both the longwool and in Any Other Continental Breed [...]
Deepdale Valais Blacknose welcomed their first set of lambs born earlier this month. Perfect little bundles!
The girls were mischievous and headed straight for the flower display when set loose in the show ring! Maybe they were rebelling about the bright red coats they had to wear upon arrival in the rain?
Emily and family have been busy washing sheep getting them ready for upcoming shows!
VBN Scotland attended Turriff show with three of this year's lambs. They gained 3rd and 4th place in the Ewe Lamb and Gimmer classes. They also won Best Pair and collect their trophy later this year at the Turriff prize giving dinner.
Valais Blacknose Sheep Oxfordshire had their debut show outing at the Kent County Show (10 - 12th July). Great show with super friendly atmosphere and of course with the added bonus of warm and sunny days. Came away with one 2nd prize and 2 Fourth's. Busy show with some 80,000 visitors over the 3 days, [...]