VBSSUK Notice Board

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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 [...]

Get Show Ready!

Keeping a healthy flock.

Good Control of Internal and External Parasites is the key to having happy healthy Valais Blacknose 🐑With lambing time upon us dosing your ewes and lambs correctly has a positive impact to your flock. Check out SCOPS 📚https://www.scops.org.uk/ Another important thing to remember is worms! See below for the life cycle and control of worms in your [...]

Ram Horn Springs

RAM HORN SPRINGS...🐑 We sometimes see Valais Blacknose rams lambs/shearlings horns growing too close to their faces ending up causing rubbing and sores.  Here is a shearling where his horns have grown very tight to his ears and face. We have applied a ram horn spring which is very easy to do by drilling a [...]

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 [...]

Dates for Blacknose Beauties 2019

After the huge success of this year's Blacknose Beauties, the date has been set for next year, which will be the fourth National Valais Blacknose Sheep Show in the UK.  Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th August 2019 is the date for your diary.  Valais Blacknose Sheep have been in the UK for just over four [...]

Blacknose Beauties 2018

Blacknose Beauties will be back in 2018 on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th August and will again be held at Harrison and Hetherington in Carlisle. We hope that like the previous two years, we will have sheep from all over the UK on show. If any member would like to join the show committee, please [...]

Membership Renewals 2017

          Hello, We hope that this finds you well and the new year is off to a good start for you and yours. Firstly, a big thank you to every one of you! Not only for your membership but your support and input to date. Without you, VBSSUK would not be [...]

Letter E for 2017 Born Lambs

Please note, all 2017 born lambs are to be registered with name beginning with the letter E. Registrations are to be made with Grassroots. Please contact Grassroots if you are not yet registered and require a login: jeni@grassroots.co.uk

Next Society Meeting

The next VBSSUK meeting will be held on Wednesday, 23rd March at 19:00 via conference call. Minutes from previous meeting can be found by logging in to the members area of the society webpage. Any queries, please email info@valaisblacknosesheepsociety.co.uk