What to know when interested in purchasing a Full Blood Valais Blacknose Sheep.
What is the cost?
The answer is...it depends. We price our Valais on their quality and genetics. We never quote a price until our lambs are on the ground, deemed healthy and then evaluated. This means the prices will vary. A full blood ram can range from $9,000 to $20,000 and a full blood ewe from $12,000 to $25,000. Over time we would expect these prices to go down.
Are they high maintenance?
We have over 50 years of experience with livestock and yes, we consider this breed high maintenance. The Valais are relatively new to the U.S. and we're still learning about the care and maintenance. I think we can all agree the Winter in Minnesota is vastly different from the Winter in Florida. There are adjustments to make even within the U.S. when learning the care of the Valais. As breeders figure things out and share information we believe the care will become easier.
Does being on the waitlist mean I'm next in line?
Signing up for the waitlist means you'll be notified by email the progress of our lambing. You'll know when our lambs will be available to purchase and you'll be able to inquire about prices. We don't take deposits. We simply don't believe in taking someone's money until we know we have a healthy Valais to offer. The absolute best way to be on the top of the list is to reach out and call Fred. Ask questions to make sure we have what you want. The best time to get in touch with Fred is after 3 p.m. during the week and any time on the weekend at 330-842-2281.