11 July 2016
The annual Sheep Milk NZ Conference held in Palmerston North recently attracted more than 200 participants, 40 more than the number who attended the inaugural event last year.
It was a diverse crowed with people from within and outside New Zealand. The theme was Building momentum and convenors were Linda Samuelsson from AgResearch and Dr Craig Prichard from Massey University.
Prichard said that last year had been an enormous year for NZ sheep milk with several new operators and 3500 more milking stock introduced.
International and national joint ventures were formed and new exports expanded the sales of NZ sheep milk products into China and Taiwan.
The conference had 35 speakers across various sessions covering everything from consumer products, AgResearch updates, manufacturing and regulations, to genetics and breeding.