Welcome to Valais Blacknose Society.

The Valais Blacknose Society was founded in January 2021 following the merger of Valais Blacknose Sheep Society UK and Valais Blacknose Breed Society, both of which were established in 2015 soon after the first imported sheep arrived in the UK.

The society’s council comprises of elected members from across the UK who work to uphold society values and represent all members.

VBS is committed to promoting and raising awareness of this unique breed and strive to preserve and uphold the Swiss breed standards in conjunction with supporting and educating fellow breeders to continue producing quality stock.

We aim to provide the following services:

  • Access to the breed Flock Book for sheep registration via Grassroots: www.grassroots.co.uk
  • Pedigree shows & sales
  • Show results & reports
  • Annual general meetings & training days
  • Dedicated breed classes at agricultural shows
  • Representation at NSA events
  • Society website & newsletter
  • Social media channels & members forum
  • News & press releases
  • Promotional materials & merchandise


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Lambing Guide

Are you ready for lambing season?

Being well prepared is essential for a successful lambing season, please see below a link to our NEW lambing guide which highlights some of the key things to consider in […]

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions 


Flock book 

Who owns the breed flock book? 

The flock book is owned by Valais Blacknose Society; however, the registry is managed by Grassroots Systems Ltd […]

Registering new lambs in 2021

This year, your lambs names should begin with the letter ‘I’. By keeping to the same letters this helps people know what year other people’s sheep have been born. We look forward to seeing what […]

Supporting R.A.B.I.

We have four lots of semen pellets up for auction on the Online Sale with Harrison and Hetherington, kindly donated by the Highland, Westmorland and Whitehall Flocks with 100% of each sale as […]