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Switzerland. Canton Valais. Geimen. A the end of the summer season, a beauty contest is organised for the young sheeps. A panel of judges examines the animal and gives a rating. The Valais Blacknose is a coarsewooled sheep, breed from Switzerland and kept primarily for meat.  Its wool is considered to be a carpet wool. Swiss alpine farmers. Alps mountains peasants. © 1996 Didier Ruef