Learn about our mission…
Building a collaborative community
Created in 2016, the Valais Blacknose Sheep Society (VBSS) is dedicated to the establishment and promotion of the Valais Blacknose Sheep in the USA.
The Society finds it foundations in an open and collaborative approach to building consensus and cooperation among its membership in the United States and affiliated members abroad.
Keeping the breed pure
The Society maintains a registry of Valais Blacknose Sheep (VBS) bred according to the Society’s rules for registration in the United States. These upgrading rules are a vital protection to the long term integrity of the breed, as only limited semen imports are possible due to the extreme cost and regulation of such activities. The ability to select future generations with appropriate characteristics depends on implementing proper record keeping, foundation breed selection and careful selection of subsequent generations.
The Society is comitted to assisting its members in creating a sustainable VBS population that closely meets the breed standard, and once meeting the criteria of “American Purebred”, will breed true for generations to come.
Protecting your investment
Protect your investment in this breeds future and make sure you are buying stock that are produced and registered under the VBSS standard and take advantage of the information, discussions and collaboration of other pioneering members. Welcome to the journey!