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New sheep milk processing centre opens near Toronto

By Food in Canada staff   

Processing Dairy Editor pick milk processing Ontario

Ovino is a new venture that houses more than 2000 sheep. It employs state-of-the-art feeding, bedding and milking automation technologies. The sheep are fed and bedded by electrically powered TKS feeding and bedding machines that hang on the ceiling and travel along structural steel rails. The sheep are milked twice a day in a rotary parlour that can milk up to 1000 sheep per hour. The sheep milk is then processed on-farm to produce fresh sheep milk and sheep yogurt.

“There is significant and growing demand for sheep milk from consumers that like its nutritional value, flavour and digestibility,” said Jay Akras, business development manager, Ovino.

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