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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.
The dairy sheep industry in New Zealand will be "turbo-charged" by a new $31.39 million Primary Growth Partnership (PGP), the Primary Industries Minister, Nathan Guy, claims.
Maui Milk has acquired a 770ha farm near Lake Taupo and is converting it to a sheep milking operation aimed at achieving $4 million farm income within two to three years.
Those seeking to grow the fledgling sheep milk industry have just taken a big step forward in breeding a composite sheep especially for New Zealand conditions.
A big challenge to the New Zealand sheep milking industry is that a lot of the known science is based on overseas indoor, or mixed indoor-outdoor systems.
Talk of a billion dollar sheep dairy industry is unhelpful, according Maui Milk chief executive Peter Gatley.
A world expert on the sheep milking industry says UK farmers would be envious of the level of research being done in New Zealand into sheep milking.