Insight for Sunday 21 February 2016
There has been a surge in interest in sheep and goat dairy in the past few years with farms springing up around the country and plants exporting infant formula and whole milk powder to Asia and Europe.
While dairy goats and sheep have been in New Zealand since the 1970's, numbers are climbing and about 35,000 sheep and 50,000 goats are now being milked.
But predictions for the future are mixed, with some goat exporters worried that markets will be flooded, while others say there is not enough supply to keep up with demand.
Alexa Cook explores the dairy goat and sheep industry to find out why more people are keen to get involved