Diversifying into goat, sheep milking all about stability

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10 Nov, 2020

Dairy News NZ

Te Aroha, New Zealand

"The lower environmental footprint of goat and sheep milking is also a factor".

Former All Black Kevin Schuler says diversifying the family farm with his brother Paul into three milking systems – cows, goats and sheep – is all about creating a better and stable business.

Higher payouts for goat and sheep milk, a lower farm environmental footprint, and the creation of smaller, efficient farming units prompted Schuler Brothers Ltd (SBL) to look beyond cows.

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Source: Dairy News NZ