This weeks top tip...

🌟✂️ SHEARING ✂️🌟

Due to their longwool and fast growing fleeces Valais Blacknose Sheep require shearing twice a year for optimal health and wool quality. We find the best time for this is late February which coincides with show season and enables fleeces to achieve the minimum 10cm staple length that is required for competing, then again in late August. If particularly cold at the time of shearing you will need to house the sheep for a few weeks, also note that lambs should be shorn for the first time at around 6 months of age.