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Craig P

Craig P has written 8 posts for sheepmilknz

SheepMilkNZ News and Views (March)

De Laval’s Eric Crespo on the NZ sheep dairy industry (audio) Gisbourne’s Waimata Cheese gearing up to produce sheep milk cheese this coming season Awassi Queensland cheese makers Sheep Milk soap market (overview– full report requires purchase) Fascinating row over the environmental impact of lamb stew (in the UK’s Daily Mail no less) and wider foods picture from […]

Sheepmilknz News and Views (April)

News and Views: Spring Sheep Milk Co  headlines new programme from TVNZ: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/big-ideas-for-a-small-country/episodes/s2018-e1 Maui Milk  Rural Delivery feature (particularly Katy Day’s commentary): https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/rural-delivery/episodes/s2018-e5 (apologies for missing this off the earlier message). Jamie Gray’s NZ Herald piece on sheep dairying: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12025726 UK sheep dairying (Simon Stott’s farm): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4FZGcDY4cs Spain and Mexico’s  manchego dispute:https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/apr/24/cheesed-off-spains-manchego-makers-vow-to-fight-eu-name-ruling Sheep Milk Report: Southland Regional […]

Sheepmilknz News and Views (May)

News and Views: Spring Sheep Milk Co featured on Rural Delivery on Saturday morning  (covers plans for Cambridge farms, mentions nitrogen trials and farm systems): https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/rural-delivery/episodes/s2018-e9 Spring sheep also named as finalists in AirNZ cargo awards: http://www.voxy.co.nz/business/5/310994 Great Eketahuna Cheese Festival Report (features Kingsmeade and  Sentry Hill): https://times-age.co.nz/eketahuna-says-cheese/ Maui Milk features in Spanish Ag mag […]

SheepMilkNZ News and Views (June)

SheepMilkNZ stand at National Fieldays 2018 Craig and his team of students and staff ran the SheepMilkNZ stand as part of Massey’s offering at the 2018 National Fieldays from June 13-16 at Mystery Creek near Hamilton. The stand, a joint venture with Spring Sheep Milk Company, offered farmers information on how to enter the industry, along […]

SheepMilkNZ news and view (July)

News  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 Spring Sheep Milk’s videos for the Export NZ Awards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KI07BJRbZ7 (‘And its legal’. . […]

Sheep dairying; big steps and a few brick bats

Craig Prichard, Massey University Some of Maui Milk’s first generation Lacaune dairy sheep   It has been a huge fortnight for New Zealand’s fledgling sheep dairy industry. Maui Milk, the Taupo-based Maori-Chinese joint venture, officially opened its new 2000 sheep rotary milking shed and covered barns overlooking Lake Taupo’s western shores, and Waikato Innovation Park announced […]

Sheep Milk NZ recent news

Recent Sheep Milk News ‘You milk the sheep I’ll milk the cows’: the amazing White’s of Sentry Hill, Hawkes Bay (November)   Spring Sheep Milk Company looking for suppliers (Stuff, December 4) Spring sheep’s Nick Hammond,  Radio Live interview   Maui Milk’s new farm (Rural News, August)

Wild Bush Sheep Dairy Courses

Interested in sheep dairy? David Chapman and Kirsty Silvester are offering short on-farm courses to help new entrants get to grips with a sheep milking project. Here’s what they say: ‘We have, over the last five years, built a sheep dairy venture from the ground up. In  creating “Wild Bush Cheese” we have, double-handedly bread […]

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