Global demand for sheep milk and its dairy products is growing, with particularly strong growth being seen in Asia. Despite this strong market demand, however, the dairy sheep industry in New Zealand is expanding slowly.
A solution is offered by the Sheep – Horizon Three programme whose goal is to create
According to Coldiretti, the situation being experienced by the dairy sheep and goat sector in Sardinia is serious, with sheep milk fetching less than 60 cents per litre. Coldiretti has expressed its intention to organize a demonstration, driven by what has been defined as the 'bluff' of sheep milk overproduction.
Why is it really better to consume sheep milk?
There are various, good reasons...
- Its original flavour and taste
- It contains more calcium and minerals (such as zinc) than other types of milk.
- It is particularly rich in folic acid and Vitamin B 12, which are important for preventing spina bifida.
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There is good news from the organic dairy industry: a growth rate of between 6.7% and 7.6% is expected up until 2025 in Europe and the United States - approximately three times what is expected in general for other food products. This is what has emerged from a Rabobank report and an
Milk serum, which represents up to 90% of the gross product in cheesemaking, has been considered for years only as a supplement for animal feeding or, where it could not be used for this purpose due to shipping problems, as a waste byproduct to deal with. Sweet milk serum is
Milk production from countries with the highest export volume has sensibly decreased, from the 2,6 million tons of the second half of 2016, especially milk stocks coming from Oceania and Europe. Moreover, if we take into account the fact that internal demand in the United States and Europe has been
Ricotta is not a cheese but a dairy product, i.e. a by-product of sheep, goat or cow's milk. Indeed, under current regulations, cheese is a product that is obtained from the acid or presamic acid coagulation (caused by adding rennet) of whole, semi-skimmed or skimmed milk. This does not happen with
Iran was certainly thought to be one of the most promising markets to keep an eye on in the coming years, however, two-figure growth predictions for the immediate future are definitely a news worth noting: in a recent in-depth study by CLAL they analyze the growth of milk and dairy
It looks like Australian milk and dairy season is sensibly late: it is in fact largely believed that the usual seasonal trend has been delayed. Apparently, the cause might be the cold and rainy weather that went on for most of the spring and is still persisting in summer.
Weather conditions influenced and continue to influence performances of main players in the milk and dairy industry in South America, that is Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay.
The situation in Argentina and Uruguay
In Argentina and in bordering Uruguay temperatures are gradually rising with the incoming summer, a factor that induces stress in dairy cattle.