We are absolutely delighted to be featured with some of our Valais Blacknose lambs in the December edition of the NFU Countryside magazine, out this month! The article outlines some of the unusual characteristics of this rare and special breed, as well as the efforts we go to in order to champion the breed and ensure the bloodlines are not crossed too closely to ensure the health of the breed. You can read your copy of the magazine online here.
We’ve had an extremely busy Summer showing our Valais Blacknose sheep, starting in July and finishing just a week ago. We collected a total of 29 rosettes and retained the Best Longwool Ewe Lamb cup at the Ellingham & Ringwood show and Winnie won 1st place in her class at the Romsey Show for the 2nd year running. We are absolutely thrilled with our sheep’s performance. We also entered our sheep’s fleece in to the wool competitions for the first time this year and were pleased to be placed in the rosettes for all our entries! New Forest Valais Blacknose were proud sponsors of the Best Gimmer born Jan 1st – July 31st class at the annual Valais Blacknose...
They may look similar to Valais Blacknose sheep, but these are in fact a couple of (very cute) Angora Goat kids! They too need shearing twice a year and produce the lustrous fibre mohair which we intend to blend with our sheep wool to make it more luxurious. The kids, both males, have settled in extremely well - we don't think any of the Valais Blacknose flock have cottoned on to the fact they're any different....! We send off our wool to be spun shortly and it will be for sale on our website so watch this space all you knitting fans!
We are delighted to be featured in this month's Salisbury Life magazine with an article titled "World's Cutest Sheep Arrive in New Forest" and a picture of three of our award-winning lambs, Maud, Winnie & Remus! To download your copy, click continue reading for the links to show up. Click here to read the full article on page 74.