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A Busy Summer of Shows!

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...

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Welcome to the flock.....Angora Goat kids!

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!

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New Forest Valais Blacknose Featured in September's Salisbury Life Magazine

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.

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New Forest VBN Win 1st & 2nd at the Ellingham Show!

We took three of our VBN lambs, Maud, Winnie & Remus, together with one of our Shetland lambs, Flora (for moral support!), to the Ellingham Show on 13th August. We were absolutely delighted to come away with 1st in the Longwool Ewe Lamb class with Winnie, as well as 2nd in the Longwool Groups of 3 class with Maud, Winnie & Remus! We were invited to take part in the Grand Parade in the main ring in the afternoon, together with the other best in show livestock which was great fun. It was a fantastic day and the lambs took all the attention in their stride, enjoying being stroked and admired by the visitors. We also saw some familiar faces from...

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