SheepMilkNZ January 2019Newsletter
2019 SheepMilkNZ Conference, March 19-20, Tuesday and Wednesday, at Mystery Creek. Registration opening shortly (last week of January). This year’s conference will feature: Early results from human sheep milk study, market research reports, farm visits, International speakers Sandy and Julie Cameron, Meredith Dairy (and much more!) and Maui Milk visit (Thursday March 21).
News and Views
- Sheep and Goat market research project announced(December 19)
- Westland grabs $10 Government Provincial Growth Fund loan to help fund new specialist dairy factory at Hokitika (stage 2 might involved sheep and goat milks)
- Gisbourne Sheep cheese project off to a great start– Waimata sheep milk cheeses available soon
- Thorvald Feature(Nelson Mail backgrounder on Dave and Sue and the Thorvald team)
- Wairakei Pastoral land use application goes public
- Guy Trafford on responses to declining sheep numbers
- Russia to export sheep milk to china
- More on the Halloumi ‘crisis’
- Haveton Hills develops online store(and selling milking equipment)
- Vegan protest mentions dairy sheep(please note this is from the UK’s Daily Express)
- Derbyshire farm shift to sheep dairying
- The only Dairy sheep farm in Nova Scotia
- School dairy sheep extension project
- Greek Feta getting a health ‘make over’
- Grandewe vodka feature
- A brief history of cheddar
- Somatic cell counting in sheep cheese (science paper)
- ‘Pegan’ diet advice (vegan + paleo) could include sheep or goat dairy
- SheepMilk cheese burger
- SheepMilk yoghurt BBQ recipe
- Shearing and Lactation trial (science paper)
- Ram Sales:
- Strathclyde Stud, Canterbury (details below)
On Saturday February 2nd, 2019 Carrfields along with vendors Matt and Tracey Jones will be hosting a Ram sale at Strathclyde Sheep Stud, 2817 West Coast Road RD1 Darfield, West of Christchurch. Approximately 50 1shr East Friesian Rams will be auctioned.
Viewing will begin at 11am on farm with a 1pm auction start
After 8 years of breeding at Strathclyde they are pleased to announce milking will begin in 2019.
For further information Ph. Callum Dunnett – Carrfields 027 587 0131 or Matt Jones – Vendor 021 502 480
- Farmgene European Sheep Diary Genetics Available in New Zealand 2019.
1. Pure East Friesian – Semen and Embryos 2. Lacaune semen 3. Lacaune embryos 87.5% and 75% 4. 75% EU Lacaune x 25% EU East Friesian rams
Contact Ian McDougall at email@example.com for more further information.
Visit Farmgene Dairy Sheep:
Also available from Farmgene: The Manech Red Head or to use its French name: Manech tête rousse, is an outdoor dairy sheep found in the Pyrenees Mountains. Farmgene has imported from France, semen from 4 high indexed rams and a limited quantity is available in 2019 for NZ$90.00 minimum order 20 straws.The Manech Red Head is best used across high yielding indoor breeds such as Lacaune, Lacaune x East Friesian and East Friesian, to create a hardy out door dairy ewe with good udder and foot structure with potential to yield around 400 litres in 200 days. Farmgene will also have a limited number of Manech red head x ram lambs available in December 2019.