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In the not too distant future, Hawke's Bay could become one of the leading regions in New Zealand for the production of nutritional powders based on goat and/or sheep milk.

BHB hosted a conference to explore this opportunity on 2 July 2015. 

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BHB has been undertaking research into this opportunities presented to our region for the production of nutritional powders based on goat and/or sheep milk.


The product(s):

  • Infant Formula

  • Toddler Formula

  • Whole Milk Powder (goat/sheep)

  • Nutritional Supplements

  • Pet Nutrition

  • Many more……

These are value-added products not subject to the volatility of cow milk powder prices.  The demand (globally) outstrips the supply and prices for goat and sheep milk solids reflect that.

The market:
Increasing global demand – particularly in China and Developing Countries.  Infant Formula (cow, sheep and goat) is a $50BN USD Market – and growing.


The supply chain includes:

  • Goat and/or sheep dairy farming

  • Cropping

  • Fertilisers

  • Goat / Sheep Breeding

  • Dairy Machinery

  • Housing Barns

  • Vehicles for Cut & Carry

  • Vet Services & Animal Welfare

  • Genetic Services

  • Nutrition Supplements

  • Insurance & Finance

  • Spray drying

  • Nutritional formulas

  • Blending

  • Canning

  • Packaging

  • Marketing

  • Sales

  • Logistics

  • By-products

  • Much more…

Hawke's Bay has the potential to deliver all parts of this supply/value chain.

If you are interested in any aspect of this potential industry in Hawke's Bay, please contact us here.