A swing to sheep milk

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11 Dec, 2020

Radio NZ

New Zealand

"All farmers agree the milking sheep happily head to the shed, some even running a kilometre to get to the lollies".

Switching from milking goats and cows to milking sheep has been likened to swimming three lengths underwater by Te Aroha dairy goat and cow farmer Paul Schuler.

He is one of four Waikato based farmers that this season have taken on milking sheep for Maui Milk.

Come June, as his new sheep were about to arrive on the former cow farm, he was still completing  a milking shed and fixing fences.

Covid slowed developement down, but Schuler says the ram didn't know that. His lambs were going to arrive on time.

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Source: Radio NZ