The Journey Begins


Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

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Welcome to the Valais Blacknose Sheep Society USA blog.  The purpose of this blog is to share thoughts, experiences, insights and encourage discussion among those interested in establishing the Valais Blacknose Sheep in the United States.

While much of the initial foundation of this Society is being built from previous upgrading efforts, and lessons about what does, and what doesn’t work, it is by no means set in stone.

The hope for the VBSS – USA is that by taking a  collaborative and cooperative approach  with support and interaction among members, that we will be make steady progress toward establishing a sustainable population of these sheep in the USA. In order to do that we are taking a more inclusive approach and letting the laws of genetics and a focus on performance-based outcomes guide us rather than instituting extensive restrictive regulations that may be counterproductive to the success of individual breeder’s programs. It is our hope that those who have started down the path of the upgrading of these sheep will work together to protect the integrity of the pedigrees and preserve the qualities of the Valais Blacknose sheep we have come to know and love.