Three farms join sheep milk producer as ovine alternative grows

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Newstalk ZB,
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Wed, 24 Jun 2020, 2:49PM
Sheep milk is growing in popularity. (Photo / Getty0

Three farms join sheep milk producer as ovine alternative grows

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 24 Jun 2020, 2:49PM

Spring Sheep Milk, a global producer of sheep milk, has just signed three more New Zealand farms to respond to the growing demand for local sheep milk.

The new suppliers are using spring sheep's 'bovine to ovine' conversion model, converting their cow infrastructure and repurposing it for sheep.

Thomas MacDonald, Spring Sheep general manager of milk supply, told Kate Hawkesby that there are under 15 of these farms, but the demand is growing and they are adding more farms each year. 

"We've always known that sheep milk was nutrient dense, but through a recent series of human clinical studies, we now know that sheep milk is more digestible."

He says that there are more consumers across the Tasman and Asia pushing for more digestible milk.

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