Friday, 12 October 2018 12:44

Spring Sheep gunning for more awards

Written by 
Spring Sheep Dairy is a finalist in four categories of the NZ International Business Awards. Spring Sheep Dairy is a finalist in four categories of the NZ International Business Awards.

Sheep milk company Spring Sheep Dairy is a finalist in four categories of the NZ International Business Awards.

The Taupo-based joint venture between Pamu (Landcorp) and SLC Group is one of the eight finalists in the Best Emerging Business category. 

Spring Sheep is also in the running for the Excellence in Innovation award, Inspiring Preference for NZ award and the Inspiring Women Leaders award, where its innovation and marketing director Andrea Wilkins is one of the seven finalists.

It has also won several food innovation awards since its inception three years ago.

The awards, organised by NZ Trade and Enterprise, will be handed out at a gala dinner in Auckland on November 8.

NZTE says Spring Sheep Milk is in the business of advanced nutrition, creating a market-driven, end-to-end value chain for sheep milk to expand into a significant new primary industry for New Zealand. 

“The company makes delicious and nutritious New Zealand-made products from its flock of grass-fed sheep.”

Founded in 2015 this unique public-private partnership combinesthe best farming know-how and resources with branding and in-market expertise, it says.

Spring Sheep’s main markets are Taiwan, Malaysia and Vietnam, and its international revenue has grown by 88% over the past three years.

The company has 15 full-time staff as well as part-time seasonal farm workers based in New Zealand. It has worked with more than 50 local New Zealand suppliers, including farmers, advisors, researchers, scientists, manufacturers, designers and agencies, across all areas of its business. 

 

More like this

Reducing stress on in-lamb ewes

Most of the ewes that make up the New Zealand ewe flock are high performance animals, many of them sitting on a metabolic knife-edge as they get closer to lambing, says Ben Allot, North Canterbury Vets.

Multi-prong attack in combatting worms

Changes in a farm’s land use or policies which result in it having mostly young livestock could be disastrous in promoting the development of drench resistance.

Championing wool to the world

Telling the story of wool is one of the keys to its resurgence as the global fibre of choice, according to NZ grower owned company Wools of New Zealand.

Butt out! — Editorial

Politician Shane Jones says his position as Associate Minister of SOEs, including Landcorp (Pāmu), gives him the right to have a crack at the quality of Fonterra’s farmer governance.

 
 

» The RNG Weather Report

» Latest Print Issues Online

The Hound

Quota watch

The Hound understands that Mike Petersen’s time as NZ agriculture’s special trade envoy will soon end.

What a jerk

Your old mate notes that serial whinger Mike Joy continues to put the boot into the farming sector.

» Connect with Rural News