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Dairy family branches out into sheep milk on the back of ‘impressive’ numbers

A Waikato family is among a handful taking the leap into a new dairy industry that could generate $250 million in export products by 2024. Brothers Brad and Kieran White quit their corporate jobs after successfully pitching a new business idea to their parents, Paul and Dianne, to start a dairy sheep milking operation.“We were looking for a succession plan, to get the boys into the dairy industry,” Paul White said....

October 19, 2020

Independent report cites exciting future for NZ Sheep Dairy

The report was undertaken by New Zealand Food Innovation South Island (Food South) with funding from the Provincial Growth Fund to highlight the opportunity for sheep milk in New Zealand. In summary, “mounting interest in non-bovine milks globally provides an opportunity for New Zealand to expand its dairy sheep sector and leverage its strengths as a producer of high quality dairy products”.  The report goes on to suggest that “under the current model, expanding the industry through t...

September 1, 2020

Maui Milk welcomes Jon Sherlock to the team as GM Farming

For the last 8 years Jon has been running a 1100ha sheep & beef farming business in the North Waikato – 3500 breeding ewes, 300 heifers and 600 bulls. His home farm has been in the family for 3 generations.Jon studied Ag Science at Massey and trained as an agriculture consultant in the late 1990’s and is currently a Farmer Councillor on the Mid-Northern Beef & Lamb Farmer Council. Before coming back to the home farm he owned and ran a livestock market information service called iFarm before ...

August 3, 2020

Allan Browne puts first drop of sheep milk in the Vat

Maui Milk’s first supply farmer Allan Browne from Astra Farms put his first milk in the vat this week, check out this article about Allan and family feeling pretty chuffed with their first official tanker pick up docket! Allan later said after three weeks of milking that ‘this industry is going to be a massive success’. Read more about his experienceRead More >>...

August 3, 2020

Maui Milk welcomes Tom Woutersen, Business Manager – Operations

Maui Milk are excited to be able to welcome Tom Woutersen to the team in the role of Business Manager – Operations. Tom joins us most recently from an Agri start up, Halter and has previous experience working in finance in NZ and in the UK....

July 2, 2020

Leah Davey appointed CEO of Maui Milk

Maui Milk is pleased to announce the appointment of Leah Davey to the role of CEO. Leah joins Maui Milk in New Zealand from DSM Nutritional Products where she has held the role of General Manager – Human Nutrition & Health, Oceania for the past 3 years. Prior to DSM, Leah held senior roles with Ixom Chemicals.Leah holds a BTech honours degree in food technology and attended Stanford University in 2018 by being selected for the NZ Prime Minister’s scholarship.Chairman Paul McGilvary welcomed ...

March 2, 2020

Expanding sheep milk industry prompts new spray dryer at Waikato Innovation Park

"The existing five-year-old spray dryer at Waikato Innovation Park in Hamilton, NZ is operating at capacity and the projected growth of the sheep milk industry in New Zealand made building a new dryer a necessity," says Waikato Innovation Park chief executive Stuart Gordon.He said the new dryer would be on line by June 2019....

February 9, 2018

New farm for sheep milking a base for industry growth

Sheep milking is an industry that is gathering momentum in the upper North Island and with the purchase of the Waikino Station farm on the shores of Lake Taupo, Maui Milk wants to build a providence story based around animal welfare and outdoor farming systems.Read the article here >>...

February 8, 2018

Maui Milk develop world first in sheep milking genetics

A new crossbred sheep being developed for the ovine milking industry by Maui Milk is thought to be a world first for sheep genetics.The Southern Cross hybrid is a hardy dairy ewe suitable for New Zealand's conditions, it is a mix of east friesian, awassi and lacaune - all prominent Northern Hemisphere sheep milking breeds - and is built off a coopworth base.Maui Milk general manager Peter Gatley said the breed would provide hybrid vigour and, over time, would hopefully become...

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