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'Longwool Lover From Liverpool': New Forest Valais Blacknose partners with Jimmy Osmond and appears on TV & in the papers!

We are so delighted to announce our partnership with the amazing Jimmy Osmond who is now the proud owner of two of our Valais Blacknose lambs, Elvis & Emma! Jimmy's 'Long Haired Lover From Liverpool' was the first ever single Emma (not Emma the lamb, but Emma the human pictured with Jimmy!) so he really is a legend in New Forest Valais Blacknose circles. Jimmy appeared on ITV talking about our sheep!   You can watch the full interview here. Since then, further coverage has appeared of Jimmy and his lovely lambs, including in The Metro, in the Daily Mirror (paper only) and on the front cover of the New Milton Advertiser & Lymington Times! We have a lot of exciting...

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Our New Forest Valais Blacknose Newsletter is out!

Our Spring 2017 New Forest Valais Blacknose Newsletter is out!  Granted, it may already feel like Summer, but it is technically still Spring.... Just !!  This edition is full of news of our exciting new partnership with Jimmy Osmond, dates of our upcoming Summer shows, lambing updates, and much more! Request your copy of our newsletter by mailing us.

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We are excited to announce our 2017 New Forest Valais Blacknose show calendar!

We were at a number of local shows last Summer with some of our Valais Blacknose lambs and were absolutely delighted with the results, which included Reserve Champion at Romsey Show!  This year we are going to be more ambitious and head out to more shows so do come and meet us and our sheep at one or more of the shows if you can! For a full list of the events, please visit our Events Page.

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I Shear Ewe!

It’s that time of year again and we’ve been busy shearing our Valais Blacknose sheep in anticipation of the warmer weather. Everything other than our lambs and the sheep we’re going to show at this year’s country shows is sheared and this time it takes a record three days to get through the entire flock! Unlike almost all other breeds of sheep, the Valais Blacknose is unusual in that its exceptionally docile nature allows you to be able to shear the sheep standing up – where they just stand and let you complete the job. If you ever needed proof that they are an easy-going breed, then this is it! Although the sheep look bare once they’re first sheared, we...

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