The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me!

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

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 the Association has been taken 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 successful in more quickly establishing a viable 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 our approach, rather than instituting extensive restrictive regulations that may be counterproductive to the success of breeders programs, but still preserve the integrity of the pedigrees and the sheep.

We look forward to working with all of you and seeing these amazing and wonderful sheep take their place here in the USA.


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