“Buy the best” I was always taught. But what was the best? Much reading and research was required. I joined the Valais Blacknose Breed Society, and so my education began. The breed originates from the Valais canton of Switzerland, grazing in the Alps in the summer and being housed in the winter. There is evidence that the Blacknose has existed since the 15th century.
UK enthusiasts started importing the Breed in 2014. Since then a steady following of breeders and hobbyists have acquired and bred their own Valais Blacknose.
Jenny acquired her first 3 ewes in November 2020, from the Snowdonia flock, who had won several top prizes with their ewes and lambs over preceding years.