Spring Sheep milking expands with second Waikato farm

A second sheep milking farm will be built by the Spring Sheep Milk Company on a block of leased land just out of Cambridge.

What makes sheep milk truly unique and precious?

Spring Sheep Milk Co. Scottie Chapman talks to Radio Live about the goodness of sheep milk the company's award-winning products.

New Zealand Food Awards Unveils the ’Creme de le Crème’

The winners of the 2017 New Zealand Food Awards, powered by Massey University, were unveiled this evening at a gala dinner among 380 guests at Sky City.

Spring Sheep Milk Co, Epic Brewing and Proper Crisps clean up at 2017 New Zealand Food Awards

Spring Sheep Milk Co. took out the highest honour of the Massey University Supreme Award for its vanilla-flavoured sheep milk powder, which also won them the NZTE Export Innovation Award.

The story behind Spring Sheep Milk Co.

The Rural Exchange team are joined by Thomas Macdonald, Business Development Manager from Spring Sheep Milk Co.

Vietnam, New Zealand sign first-ever agreement on sheep milk distribution

Viet Ha Pharma Corporation has agreed to purchase dairy products from Spring Sheep Milk Co.

Asia drives new dairy industry

Beyond the 6.5 million dairy cattle in New Zealand, sheep and goats are developing their own enthusiastic customer bases, particularly throughout Asia.

Sheep's Milk goes down a treat at field days

The hunt is on for farmers willing to broaden their horizons. Forget cattle farming, forget milking cows, milking sheep is set to be the next big thing. AgResearch has set up a stand at Fieldays to share with people, an industry that is set to boom in the near future.

Public appetite for sheep milk to be taste tested at fielddays

The public's reaction to food made from sheep milk will be gauged by Massey University students and staff at Fieldays. At their site in the main pavilion, the university will be offering sheep milk products and testing the public appetite for a range of containing the milk including muffins, risotto and deserts. x

Sheep milk has untapped functional food potential

Sheep milk has significant but neglected potential for use in functional foods, according to a new review, which highlights its suitability for use in probiotic and prebiotic applications.

Sheep Milk PGP program kicks off

Building an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable industry to meet the growing demand for sheep milk products is the goal of a new sheep milk Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) program that has officially kicked off in New Zealand.

Positive Signs in Farming

As calving and lambing is in full swing there are positive signs on the horizon for farmers. After a tough few years there are good signs for the dairy industry, with Fonterra lifting its forecast payout to $5.25 a kg of milk solids plus dividend, taking it to well over the average break-even mark for most farmers - a great morale boost for hardworking farmers.

Sheep Milk Industry set to grow through new partnership

New Zealand's sheep milk industry has received a boost with a new Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) program between the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and Spring Sheep Milk Co.

Sheep Milk's Trade Baa-gain

Sheep milk producers believe they can grow a high value, high sustainability sector over the next 15 years or so, thereby avoiding commodity traps hobbling the mainstream dairy industry.

Govt Ponies up $12m for sheep milk

Growing demand for sheep milk products has prompted the government to invest $12 million into a new partnership with a Taupō-based company.

Government and Private Enterprise to spend $31.4m to develop sheep milk industry

The Government has joined with private enterprise to inject $31.4 million into the growing sheep milk industry.

Agribusiness: More than just the sheep's back

Sheep milk products may become the Holy Grail as the agricultural industry continues to diversify...

Agribusiness: Market-led the modern Landcorp buzzword

Landcorp boss Steven Carden is taking a two-pronged approach to developing and building on New Zealand's largest corporate farmer.

Big boom tipped for sheep milk

Sheep milk has the potential to become a $200 million industry within 10 years, says Waikato Innovation Park chief executive Stuart Gordon.

Landcorp to milk sheep for Asian markets

Government owned farmer Landcorp is entering the sheep milking business with 3000 ewes at its Reporoa farm to provide branded milk powder and ice cream for mostly Asian markets.