Younger people's quest for unique and interesting foods will be a key driver in the growth of the sheep milk industry.
A new breed of milking sheep and a demonstration farm with a 64-bail internal rotary have set the ball rolling for the dairy sheep industry.
The sheep milk industry has seen a breakthrough in getting semen from European milking sheep approved for entry to New Zealand.
New Zealand's sheep milking industry plateaued a bit in the last year, says an organiser of last week’s Sheep Milk NZ Conference 2017.
New Zealand’s growing sheep milk industry now boasts more than 30,000 sheep for milking at 16 different producers.
Interest in dairy sheep is slowly but surely rising in New Zealand, claims real estate company Bayleys.
Milking sheep is much easier and simpler than cows, but it takes much more dedication and attention, says John Ryrie, sheep dairy manager at Spring Sheep Milk.
It's not the time yet for farmers to start getting into dairy sheep, but those interested need to keep a “watching brief” on the Government's new Primary Growth Partnership programme.