Spring Sheep New Zealand, a joint venture between Landcorp & a boutique food marketing company, aims to produce & market the very best sheep milk in the world.
Spring Sheep New Zealand chief operating officer Nick Hammond joins Rural Exchange about the journey of the company from its inception.
“We are fantastic at dairy. We are fantastic at sheep,” he says. “But we have no sheep milking industry.”
That’s exactly what Spring Sheep NZ aims to address, with co-funding from the Ministry of Primary Industries.
“Sheep milking is a fantastic product in terms of its taste, its nutrition. Especially around its digestibility,” he says.
The programme seeks to address two concerns - one to explore sheep milk consumption and the second to create opportunities for farmers and sheep milk.