Is New Zealand’s favourite ice cream brand about to change hands?
Assuming a goat’s nutritional requirements fit somewhere between that of sheep and cattle is a mistake.
Johne's disease (JD) is a major production-limiting disease of farmed ruminants worldwide and, after CAE, it is the biggest animal health concern for goat farmers.
A five year, $11 million research project has begun, aimed at producing new high value milk products.
New Zealand expertise in designing and manufacturing dairy goat rotary platforms is in demand in China.
South Island dairy goat farmers still have no large-scale market for goat milk some 18 months after a Chinese-backed processing plant began to be built -- with some fanfare – at Ashburton.