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It's Lambing time!

We've had a busy few weeks lambing some of our Valais Blacknose ewes.  We have about another week left and so far we've had some really beautiful lambs born, the girls have done very well!  It's amazing how quickly the lambs grow and develop their cheeky, curious lamb characters.  They're already running and jumping around the field, terrorising their mothers within a week of being born!   Most of the lambs will be off to their new homes in the coming weeks and months - it's always sad to see them go, but they have particularly lovely homes where they will be much-loved. Here's Amy who gave birth to a lovely ewe lamb, Minnie, giving her a good clean up straight...

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New Forest Valais Blacknose takes over @SmallholdersUK Twitter Handle!

We felt privileged to be given the reins of the popular @SmallholdersUK Twitter account for a week last week to talk about what we do here at New Forest Valais Blacknose.  The Valais Blacknoses were ever popular with the followers, some of whom hadn't heard of the breed before.  We talked about how and why we got into the unusual breed and how we've diversified our smallholdings into a profitable business through breeding our sheep.  It was great fun and we enjoyed sharing experiences with fellow smallholders.  It's a great opportunity if you fancy sharing your world as a smallholder with like-minded folk! Check out the @SmallholdersUK handle for more info.

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Wool!

When we look back over the showing season we are fiercely proud of the achievements from our three Valais Blacknose lambs we picked to show – Remus, Winnie and Maud collected multiple awards both individually and as a group. The question and comments we were most frequently asked (well….apart from, what are they? Were they on Countryfile? Do you have any for sale? Can I take a photo?), was regarding their fleece. No surprises really, it is a defining feature of any longwool breed and the Valais Blacknose Sheep and strikingly beautiful to the eye of sheep novices and sheep veterans alike. Of course, it is a fleece perfectly suited to the conditions in the Valais region of Switzerland from...

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We have Registered Pedigree Valais Blacknose Lambs & Ewes with Lambs at Foot For Sale

We have various Valais Blacknose lambs (ewes, rams and wethers) available for sale, as well as ewes with lambs at foot, from multi-award winning stock.  All our stock is registered pedigree Valais Blacknose and all well handled, some even lead-trained, so you're guaranteed friendly lambs with perfect markings.  All naturally bred (as opposed to embryo transfer) from the very top quality stock, as featured on BBC's Countryfile. Prices start from £1,000.  Please call 07713255970 or 07786 193899 to discuss your requirements - we offer advice and life-long support to our customers.

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