A new milk spray dryer to be built next year in Hamilton will help New Zealand’s advance in infant formula and specialty ingredients, say its investors.
Farmers between Auckland and Taupo can now take the plunge into sheep milk, says Maui Milk general manager Peter Gatley.
Maui Milk chairman Paul McGilvary says the company needs more sheep milk to meet market demand and achieve processing efficiency.
Sheep milk company Spring Sheep Dairy is a finalist in four categories of the NZ International Business Awards.
A five year, $11 million research project has begun, aimed at producing new high value milk products.
The first student to have won a NZ Agricultural Fieldays Sir Don Llewellyn Scholarship is now working in the flourishing sheep milk industry, one he says is growing fast into a viable new industry for NZ.
The sheep milk industry has made huge strides in the last four years, says Massey University associate professor Craig Prichard.
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.