2020 SheepMilkNZ Conference


Tuesday, March 31 and Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at Lincoln University

Further details to follow


 2019 SheepMilkNZ Conference

Held at: Bledisloe Function Centre, Mystery Creek, Hamilton

Session 1: SheepMilkNZ Consumers, Markets and Products  (Chair, Craig Prichard, Massey)

  • 10.30-10.50 PGF-funded Sheep and Goat Market Projects (John Morgan/Shane Kells, Food South)
  • 10.50-11.05 Raw Sheep Milk Cheese (Cressida and Michael McNamara, Pecora Dairy, Australia)
  • 11.05-11.20 Sheep Cheese demand, supply and styles (Miel Meyer, Meyer Gouda)
  • 11.20-11.35 Blue River Dairy – a global overview (Gareth Lyness, Blue River Dairy)
  • 11.35-11.45 Fernglen SheepMilk Performance Protein (interview)
  • 11.45-12.00 Extending the Shelf Life of Liquid Sheep Milk Products (Li Day, AgResearch)

Session 2:  MilkTestNZ  Regulation, Processing, Manufacturing and Support (Chair Kavitha Babu, MilkTestNZ)

  • 1.00-1.15 Fonterra Food Service R&D (Therese Considine, GM R&D Food Service, Fonterra)
  • 1.15-1.25 New Dryer Briefing  (Stuart Gordon, Food Waikato)
  • 1.25-1.35 Freezing Project Update (Jolin Morel, Massey)
  • 1.35-1.50 Environmental Product Declarations (Ray Mohan, Ravensdown)
  • 1.50-2.00 Protecting and supporting NZ’s SheepMilk Sector – SheepMilkNZ Association proposal (Craig Prichard, Massey)

 Session 3. AgResearch – Spring Sheep Session   (Chair Linda Samuelsson)

  • 2.00-2.10  Introduction to AgResearch  Session, Linda Samuelsson (AgResearch)
  • 2.10- 2.25 Sheep milk nutrient bioavailability and digestive comfort: a randomised control trial (Amber Milan, University of Auckland)
  • 2.25- 2.35  Sheep and cow milk differentially modify infant faecal bacteria (Natalie Ahlborn, AgResearch)
  • 2.35-2.50   Does fermentation of sheep milk affect protein digestion and gut function compared with that of cow milk?  (Julie Dalziel, AgResearch)
  • 2.50-3.10   Introduction to Spring Sheep Monavale (Nick Hammond and Thomas Macdonald, Spring Sheep)  (in preparation for farm study tour).

Day 2

 Session 4 International Guest Speaker Julie and Sandy Cameron (Meredith Dairy)

10.30-1pm Session 5: DeLaval Farm Operations

(Chair Rowan Galloway, DeLaval)

  • 10.30-11.50  Sheep Dairy Farm – Feasibility (Ruby Mulinder, FarmWise)
  • 10.50-11.10  Performance data from Waikino (Jake Chardon, Maui Milk)
  • 11.10-11.30  ‘Using SIL (Sheep Improvement Ltd) database with Dairy Sheep; An Introduction and Demonstration’ (Annie O’Connell, Beef and Lamb)
  • 11.30-11.50  Dairy Sheep Health, Welfare and Diseases (Ginny Dodunski , Totally Vets)
  • 11.50-12.00  New Animal Welfare Regulations (Nikki Pirihi,  MPI),
  • 12.00-12.15  Spoilage bacteria in the feed of New Zealand dairy sheep (Alexis Risson, Massey-AgResearch)
  • 12.15-12.30  Italian Sheep Dairying comparison (Maria Laganga, Pisa/Massey)
  • 12.30-12.45  Feed supplements   (Nadine Olsen, Nutritech)
  • 12.30-12.45  Fertilizer options (Murray McEwan, Agrisea)

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Contact details:

Email: Sheepmilknz@massey.ac.nz

Telephone: 021 672 199 (mobile)


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