Valais Blacknose Society National Show & Sale would like to express a sincere and heartfelt thank you to all of our sponsors for their generous support.
We are delighted to have
as the Mainline Show Sponsor!
Whitehall Vineyard, established in 2016, is a family run vineyard overlooking the beautiful Avon Valley, situated in the Historic National Trust Village of Lacock, UK. Founded by the Self family on Whitehall Farm, their family home for 5 generations since 1894. Launching on 1st September 2020, with 8 premium English still wines. Including a Bacchus, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir 2018/2019, Pinot Noir & Rondo Blend 2018/2019, Chardonnay & Bacchus Blend and a Rosé. Since coming to market the wines have won a number of awards including a Gold medal for the Bacchus from The Independent English Wine Awards 2020 and a Silver for the Pinot Noir 2019 from the WineGB awards 2021, with the rest of the collection obtaining a mixture of silver and bronze awards from both competitions. We have put a lot of time and care into the creation and development of our wines and hope you enjoy them.
USK VALLEY VALLEY VALAIS BLACKNOSE SHEEP Sponsor of Class 1: Senior Ram
Home to the Black Beauties Champion ram 2017, Usk Valley Valais Blacknose Sheep is the ideal breeder to either start a quality flock or pick additions to aid you breeding program. Both ewe and ram Lambs, Shearlings and breeding age Rams are always available from our extensive stock. Based in the beautiful Monmouthshire countryside we can deliver anywhere in the UK if required. Full pre and after sale advice is available from our years of experience working with this wonderful breed.
GLW FEEDS: Sponsor of Class 2: Shearling Ram
VALAIS BLACKNOSE SHEEP UK: Sponsor of Class 3: Senior Ram Lamb
Stuart and Emma were the first in the UK to introduce the Valais Blacknose. They have spent the last 7 years striving to protect the breed and promote whilst keeping the high standards of animal welfare that have always striven to achieve.
Valais Blacknose sheep UK is based on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall, with dramatic views and challenging weather they have become one of the most knowledgeable people in the Valais breeding world. With a great connection with the breeds routes in Switzerland, this friendly and approachable couple are always willing to help anyone out.
They now provide a sturdy shearing table specially for the Valais Blacknose sheep, as well as courses about how to look after these beautiful sheep.
Facebook page @valaisblacknosesheepuk
CAMBRIAN VALAIS BLACKNOSE Sponsor of Class 4: Junior Ram Lamb
Cambrian Valais Blacknose is based in the heart of the Cambrian mountains. Our farm is high in a mountain with beautiful views and is almost like a home from home for our beautiful Valais sheep. Marc comes from a sheep and cattle farming background stretching back over seven generations. Growing up he would spend all his spare time and school holidays on the family sheep farm learning the old ways from his aunt. These old ways of care and compassion have continued down to our family farm. Our farm is a family run affair, along Marc the farm is run with Rebecca our two sons Samuel and Benjamin and we are all passionate about sheep. We also farm a flock of pedigree poll Dorset sheep We have a strong ethos of care and compassion, and animal welfare is at the centre of all we do. Combined with the privilege of being custodians of this beautiful part of Wales. If you would like to get in touch, our contact details can be found on our website: www.vbn.wales
JG ANIMAL HEALTH: Sponsor of Class 5: Senior Ewe
CHESHIRE VALAIS BLACKNOSE: Sponsor of Class 6: Shearling Ewe
From the Alps of Switzerland to the heart of Cheshire, we are a passionate team who have always had a love for animals from an early age. Steve Dace the Proprietor of Valais Blacknose sheep Cheshire got his bug for Poultry at the age of 6 years old growing up on a smallholding with about 6 acres of land and it was always his goal from then to have land when he was older.
Now a good few years older and now has a family that are willing to get their hands dirty, especially for lambing time and the shows! Valais Blacknose sheep Cheshire now have over 45 acres of land in the heart of Cheshire where they have built up a large Valais Blacknose flock.
Along with sheep Steve also keeps Valais Blackneck Goats that are also from Switzerland and have fantastic personalities and also specialises in Laced Wyandotte Chickens and Sebastopol Geese which he exhibits at National and Federation Shows.
At Valais Blacknose Sheep Cheshire we have Ewes, Rams, lambs and Semen for sale. For more information please get in touch. You can find them on Facebook or visit their website www.Valaisblacknosesheepcheshire.co.uk
Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/ValaisBlacknoseSheepCheshire/
GREENCOAT FARM: Sponsor of Class 7: Senior Ewe Lamb
BLACKERTOR VALAIS BLACKNOSE SHEEP: Sponsor of Class 8: Junior Ewe Lamb
THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SPONSORS