Happy New Year and welcome to the 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.
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
The society’s council comprises of elected members from across the UK who work to uphold society values and represent all members.
Valais Blacknose Society Council
Chairmen: Raymond Irvine and David Hodge
Vice Chairmen: Jamie Wood and Chris Slee
Secretaries: Jennifer McAllister and Kate Little
Treasurers: Marc Thomas and Tom Hooper
Council Members: Emily Duncan, Polly Glyde, Kerry Costello-Jones and Phil Garrod
The Society is now accepting new members via the website Memberships
Please take time to familiarise yourselves with the Society Rules and Regulations Rules and Regulations which are on the website and will also be in your welcome pack when you join the Society.