We believe showing Valais Blacknose Sheep is an excellent way to promote the breed, demonstrate the quality of our flock, have some fun meeting new people and (hopefully) earn a bit of beer money and win a few prizes!

We have shown the Valais now for the past two years and have won many prizes at both County Level and Local Shows. It has definitely helped that Chris has shown Jacob sheep for the past 10 years and won many Breed Championships and currently holds the South West Area Best Flock Award. Showing Valais is a bit different though and we are learning a lot along the way.

Tom showing our Older Ram at Dorset County show where he was 2nd in 2019 having previously won Reserve Champion in 2018 and 2017
This time both of us showing ‘Halsbury Florence’ – a ewe lamb who won us a Reserve Championship in 2018


Another one of our then Ram Lambs – ‘Halsbury Enzo’ winning first prize at Royal Cornwall Show in 2017

Chris has judged Jacob sheep for many years but is pictured here judging our 2018 Valais Blacknose Breed Society Show and Sale along with the Champion and Reserve

We hope to continue our success this year and will be showing again at Devon CountyRoyal Cornwall and Dorset County. Please do come and say hello – it’s a great day out.

Further information about showing is available on our Breed Society Website https://www.vbns.org.uk/