SheepMilkNZ News and Views (September)


SheepMilkNZ September Round Up

  1. Canterbury Sheep Milk Public meeting. Proposal to form a Canterbury Sheep Milk Association meeting: Darfield Rugby Club Rooms this Thursday 7pm  (September 27).Further details attached. Guy Trafford discussing the proposal on ‘The Country’ (click to view)
  2. AgResearch South Island Dairy Sheep Lamb Rearing Workshop on October 4 Lincoln Event Centre and October 5 Croyden Lodge, Gore (flier attached)
  3. 2019 SheepMilkNZ Conference, Bledisloe Function Centre, Mystery Creek, Hamilton March 20-21 (further details to follow)

News and View:

  1. Blue River win  2018 Export Southland Recognition Award (click to view story)
  2. Spring Sheep Finalist in  NZ Trade and Enterprise 2018 International Business Awards  Excellence in Innovation Category (winners announced in November)
  3. Charlie had five little Angels! One of Julie Webb-Brownlee’s favourite ewes, Charlie, went above and beyond at Hanover stud (near Nelson)  this seaon (national news story)
  4. Pāmu and the future of alternative dairy (Steve Carden, Pāmu (formerly Landcorp) CEO on the future) 

Products/ Foods:

  1. How Halloumi Devoured a Nation (UK consumers go mad for halloumi!) 
  2. Early cheese making and the spread of farming  
  3. Sheep Milk Icecream traditions and history 


  1.  Mechanics of milks project: A new  $11m multi-species milk’s mechanisms  research project underway at Riddet Institute (Palmerston North)


  1. Sheep milking  in Pakistan
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