Sheep milk is a traditional milk with many modern-life advantages.

Sheep milk is a traditional milk with many modern-life advantages.

People have been milking sheep in many parts of the world for thousands of years, and it is now experiencing a strong resurgence in popularity, as consumer needs and preferences evolve.

Sheep milk offers some important benefits that goat or cow’s milk lacks (even A2-type milk). For this reason, the global production of sheep milk continues to increase as people experience nutritional benefits of alternative milks.

As well as superior nutrition, the environmental advantages of New Zealand sheep dairying vs. traditional dairying are now much better understood, and these sustainable options are rapidly gaining traction.

The many benefits of New Zealand Sheep Milk

What makes sheep milk truly unique and precious?
Sheep Milk, a great alternative

Sheep Milk, a great alternative

Proteins in sheep milk are very different to those in cow’s milk, in both structure and composition. Sheep milk is lower in a protein called alpha-S1 Casein.
Naturally A2 type milk

Naturally A2 type milk

Sheep milk is naturally an A2-type milk, free from A1 beta-casein protein found in most cow milk.
More protein than cow’s and goat’s milk

More protein than cow’s and goat’s milk

Sheep milk naturally contains up to 60% more protein when compared to goat and cow milk.
Sheep Milk is a complete protein source

Sheep Milk is a complete protein source

Sheep milk is what is known as a ‘complete protein’ source, this means it contains all 10 essential amino acids. They are essential because the body cannot make them itself and must be consumed in one’s diet.
Sheep milk science

Sheep milk science

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