About New Forest Valais Blacknose

About New Forest Valais Blacknose

New Forest Valais Blacknose, as seen on TV, consists of two animal-loving friends, Abby and Emma. Having both kept many breeds of sheep (not to mention all sorts of other animals!) over the years, when we first heard about and then met the Valais Blacknose sheep we knew we had to have some.  After carefully selecting our flock, made up of some of the very first original imports from Switzerland to the UK in 2014 and featured on BBC's Countryfile, together with some younger stock, the first flock of Valais Blacknose sheep arrived and settled in the beautiful New Forest, Hampshire!

At New Forest Valais Blacknose we believe in using natural reproduction of our Valais Blacknose sheep, focusing our efforts on breeding the best quality animals and preserving the lovely characteristics of this rare and special breed.  Our Valais Blacknose lambs winning awards at country shows against popular native breeds is testament to the quality of our stock.

Keen to get your very own Valais Blacknose sheep?  We have adults and lambs of various ages for sale - visit our stock for sale page and Contact us to discuss your requirements.


We have huge demand for our breeding and pet lambs and have waiting lists for ewe, ram and wether lambs.  Do get in contact if you're interested in starting or adding to your flock of Valais Blacknose sheep! 

New Forest Valais Blacknose Features in NFU Countryside Magazine's December 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 download your copy of the magazine online here.

New Forest Valais Blacknose's Barry the Lamb stars on TV!

Seems that - like us - Barry's fans just can't get enough!  After featuring in The Metro and The Express earlier this week, ITV picked up on our rejected lamb, Barry and were keen to cover the story.  Read their article here and keep an eye out for him on TV!

New Forest Valais Blacknose in the March edition of Hampshire Life magazine

We are delighted to be featured in the March edition of Hampshire Life! 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.