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23 May 2024 3:14
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  •   Home > News > Rural

    Sheep and goat milk farmers are being left with few options as the sector grinds to a halt

    Sheep and goat milk farmers are being left with few options as the sector grinds to a halt


    The sector's in shock as sheep milk company Maui Milk told its Waikato farmers to stop milking due to a lack of demand last week - now the goat milk industry is facing similar woes.

    Federated Farmers Goats Chair Michael Woodward says farmers are hoping for a rebound.

    He says it'll come, but after a lot of pain as farmers can't do much with the current size of their farms.

    © 2024 Newstalk ZB, NZCity

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