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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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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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