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SheepMilkNZ news and view (July)


  1. New Digestability Research announced: Last week AgResearch, Spring Sheep and Blue River  announced that they had teamed with the Liggins Institute at Auckland University to do human trials on sheep milk digestion. Here’s the link to the new release:  http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC1806/S00068/benefits-of-sheep-milk-to-be-tested-in-ground-breaking-trial.htm
  2. Spring Sheep Milk’s videos for the Export NZ Awards:
    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KI07BJRbZ7 (‘And its legal’. . nice one Shane  Topp😉)
    2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2sxxuCrTKA
  3. Spring Sheep’s plans: https://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/countrylife/audio/2018648441/milking-it-from-cows-to-sheep

Wider News

  1. Organic yoghurt makers setting up in Motueka (planning to work with sheep cheese makers).
  2. ‘Squeaky (cow) cheese’ to addressing sheep milk halloumi shortage in Britain: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5888649/Syrian-refugees-Yorkshire-answer-Britains-halloumi-shortage-cheese.html
    1. Halloumi and falafel wrap: https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/lets-pray-cheese-gods-facebook-14831720
    2. More on the ‘shortage’: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/shortcuts/2018/jun/25/feta-cauliflower-five-ways-beat-halloumi-shortage-barbecue-vegetarian

Products/ Foods:

  1. Sheep milk gnudi anyone? https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/jun/27/how-to-make-the-perfect-gnudi-recipe
  2. Sheep milk ricotta pasta:  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/22/dining/stuffed-shells-recipe.html
  3. A ‘pegan’ diet anyone(sheep and goat dairy recommended): https://www.morganton.com/community/eating-a-pegan-diet/article_696b36ce-70e4-11e8-b1ed-27833c8f4ed1.html


  1. Ian Macdonald’s Mac 20 mobile sheep milk plant was on display at the Read Industrial site at National Fieldays (photos here)
  2. Dutch Sheep and Goat Dairying Food safety news: http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2018/06/researchers-warn-against-raw-milk-cheese-after-testing-dairies/#.Wzrq0SOcbWY

Animals: Milking sheep for sale:

  1. One hundred east Friesian ewe hoggets for sale: (Waikato)
  2. Mixed East Friesian stock (Canterbury)
  3. Awassi Ram for sale

And finally,  I thought I’d review the ‘views’ of the videos from this year’s conference. Here’s the ‘top 10’.

  1. Peter Gatley  (Maui Milk) with 42 Views https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47GPmHI0rYw
  2. Nick Hammond (Spring Sheep) with 41 views: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9u2iCEawdG4
  3. Gareth Lyness (Blue River) with 34 Views: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3kZAdt4jQw
  4. Conference Welcome with 34 views: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAWyf9NNJPg
  5. Maheeka Weerawarna (Massey) with 28 views: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Wg1ALY2Tyw
  6. Manuel Alejandro (De  Laval) with 26 views: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Re12X-xr828
  7. Patrick Morel (Massey) with 21 views: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TM_5PJMneM
  8. Sue McCoard (AgResearch) 17 views: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJwEwTvyO54
  9. Thomas Macdonald (Spring Sheep) with 16 views: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDt1kE4DDDQ
  10. Carol Wham (Massey) with 15 views: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DFiJs3eGy0

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