Prospects for Australian emerging industries
Emerging industries play an important role in the Australian agricultural landscape, contributing to the national economy and helping meet changing global demand. This prospectus is...
Published: 20 Sep 2005
Author(s): Bencini, Roberta
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The sheep milking industry is still in its infancy even though Australia imports sheep milk products and farm gate returns for sheep milk are high (Bencini and Dawe, 1998). The lack of productive dairy sheep has been a hindrance to the establishment of the sheep milking industry (Bencini, 1999) and the industry faces the problem of identifying productive genotypes of sheep that will make sheep milking economically viable. This project investigated the milk production, milk composition and processing performance of the milk from sheep that have extra copies of the ovine Growth Hormone gene.