Our Autumn 2017 New Forest Valais Blacknose Newsletter is out! This edition is full of news of Valais Blacknose world domination, as lambs are born in New Zealand and sperm can now be exported to America; we show a novel new use for wool, and much more! Request your copy of our newsletter by mailing us.
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 are delighted to be featured in the March edition of Hampshire Life, released today! The 4-page article explores why we got into breeding Valais Blacknose sheep, what we particularly love about the breed, as well as our success showing our sheep. You can download your copy online here. Customers – look out for your copy that has gone out in the post! :-)
We are very excited to announce we have partnered with a wonderful farm in North America, Bramblecroft Farm in Massachusetts, whom we believe are now the first Americans to own Valais Blacknose sheep! Although they are not yet able to import the sheep to the States, positive progress is being made regarding the associated legislation, and in the meantime we are agisting and breeding their foundation flock on their behalf here in the New Forest. This is Harper, their first ewe lamb born this Autumn - isn't she a sweetie!