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New Forest Valais Blacknose Featured in NFU Countryside Magazine's December 2017 edition!

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.

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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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'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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