Sheep milking company seeks more suppliers to meet market demand

Waikato's emerging sheep milk industry is gaining pace with one of its main operators seeking more suppliers for the 2020 season.

Call for more farmers as global demand for sheep milk soars

Sheep milk producers are putting the call out for more farmer suppliers, as international demand for New Zealand sheep milk continues to grow.

Processing plant underway at Waikato Innovation Park to boost sheep milk exports

Building of a new processing plant expected to deliver $129 million in sheep milk export products a year is under way in Hamilton.

Sheep's Milk goes down a treat at field days

The hunt is on for farmers willing to broaden their horizons. Forget cattle farming, forget milking cows, milking sheep is set to be the next big thing. AgResearch has set up a stand at Fieldays to share with people, an industry that is set to boom in the near future. x

Public appetite for sheep milk to be taste tested at fielddays

The public's reaction to food made from sheep milk will be gauged by Massey University students and staff at Fieldays. At their site in the main pavilion, the university will be offering sheep milk products and testing the public appetite for a range of containing the milk including muffins, risotto and deserts.

Sheep milk has untapped functional food potential

Sheep milk has significant but neglected potential for use in functional foods, according to a new review, which highlights its suitability for use in probiotic and prebiotic applications.

Sheep Milk PGP program kicks off

Building an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable industry to meet the growing demand for sheep milk products is the goal of a new sheep milk Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) program that has officially kicked off in New Zealand.

Positive Signs in Farming

As calving and lambing is in full swing there are positive signs on the horizon for farmers. After a tough few years there are good signs for the dairy industry, with Fonterra lifting its forecast payout to $5.25 a kg of milk solids plus dividend, taking it to well over the average break-even mark for most farmers - a great morale boost for hardworking farmers.

Sheep Milk Industry set to grow through new partnership

New Zealand's sheep milk industry has received a boost with a new Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) program between the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and Spring Sheep Milk Co.

Govt Ponies up $12m for sheep milk

Growing demand for sheep milk products has prompted the government to invest $12 million into a new partnership with a Taupō-based company.

Government and Private Enterprise to spend $31.4m to develop sheep milk industry

The Government has joined with private enterprise to inject $31.4 million into the growing sheep milk industry.

Agribusiness: More than just the sheep's back

Sheep milk products may become the Holy Grail as the agricultural industry continues to diversify...

Agribusiness: Market-led the modern Landcorp buzzword

Landcorp boss Steven Carden is taking a two-pronged approach to developing and building on New Zealand's largest corporate farmer.

Big boom tipped for sheep milk

Sheep milk has the potential to become a $200 million industry within 10 years, says Waikato Innovation Park chief executive Stuart Gordon.

Landcorp to milk sheep for Asian markets

Government owned farmer Landcorp is entering the sheep milking business with 3000 ewes at its Reporoa farm to provide branded milk powder and ice cream for mostly Asian markets.