About New Forest Valais Blacknose


Goodbye & Thank you!

We purchased our first foundation flock of Valais Blacknose sheep in mid-2016 and have had the most amazing four + years breeding and showing this incredible breed of sheep.  We are hugely proud of the award-winning flock we built and bred over these years and have enjoyed meeting hundreds of like-minded people throughout this time.

Exciting new beginnings…

We both felt that the time was right for us to focus on new things and sadly part with our beloved flock of Valais Blacknose sheep; Abby is expecting her 2nd baby at the beginning of September and Emma has brought a beautiful herd of Llamas on to her farm which she’s started breeding this Summer.

We’re delighted that our sheep have found wonderful new homes and we’ve loved seeing them bring a lot of joy (as well as some lambs already!) to their new owners.  We shall enjoy following their journeys as they continue…

To our customers: we want to thank you for your support over the years and to reassure you that Emma and I are both still here to provide ongoing advice and support if you need us.  Our mobile numbers are staying the same, so please call or text either Abby or Emma if you need us in the future, rather than use email or social media messaging.

Whilst we’re sad about our departure from doing what we’ve loved, like our sheep we’re looking forward to pastures new.  We wish our customers over the years all the very best! 😊

Abby & Emma

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Co-founders of New Forest Valais Blacknose

1/2 PRICE VALAIS BLACKNOSE SEMEN SALE!

We have a wide range of Valais Blacknose semen available at 1/2 the usual price for a limited period, including from Type 1 & 3 genotype rams as well as rare bloodlines. Contact us for a list of what's available! 

Our Sheep Star in Channel 5's The Wonderful World of Baby Animals 

 

Tune in to follow the journey of twins Boudica, a perfectly marked Valais Blacknose ewe lamb, and her brother, a super-rare spitti lamb called New Forest Fosco, or "Fozzy" for short.  

Caught on camera just minutes after birth, their journey is unfortunately not straightforward - but is there a happy ending? 

Catch up on today's and future episodes here: https://www.my5.tv/wonderful-world-of-baby-animals/season-1/wonderful-world-of-baby-animals-ae579c9a-f39e-472f-8c06-9ef45921bef3

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.