Potential for New Zealand's goat milk exports

Updated May 1, 2021
A report prepared by the Sheep and Goat Dairy Project, a government funded, not-for-profit initiative dedicated to growing New Zealand's sheep and goat milk industry, notes that in 2019 exports of goat milk products topped $250m. Mounting interest in non-bovine milks globally provides an opportunity for New Zealand to expand its dairy goat sector and leverage its strengths as a producer of high-quality dairy products, the report says. At a global level, New Zealand is a small participant producing 4% of the volume of milk processed by the main exporters of goat dairy products. The report states that although there is scope to increase milk volumes as the sector expands, New Zealand cannot expect to compete on scale. "The focus must be on how it can maximise value from the milk it does produce." In 2019, New Zealand exports of goat milk products were estimated to be valued at $250 million. Under the current model, expanding the industry through the production of high-value products ...
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