About Spring Sheep

Spring Sheep is a proudly NZ owned dairy company committed to bringing the incredible taste and health benefits of grass-fed New Zealand sheep milk to the world.
The Spring Sheep Story

The Spring Sheep Story

Spring Sheep Milk Co. was started with a clear aim to do better dairy and, to provide a tastier, gentler and more nutritious alternative to goat or cow’s milk. We are dedicated to looking after our animals, our people and the land we farm and protect as proud custodians. 

Meet some of the Team

Our growing team of passionate experts are located on farm and in our two offices, one in Hamilton’s Innovation Park and one in the Auckland CBD. All of our team are specialists in their field and are driven by seeing our NZ sheep milk championed on the global stage.

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“Thomas has been part of Spring Sheep since the beginning – originally developing our three pilot farms and leading our R&D program. Thomas keeps the milk supply and the farm operations running smoothly and is hands-on with prospective suppliers to ensure that they get clarity and transparency they need to make informed decisions of the best opportunity available to them. To add to the great things Thomas does, he was also the humble winner of the prestigious 2018 Zanda McDonald Award.”
Thomas Macdonald: GM – Milk Supply
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“Nick runs the New Zealand operations, with a particular focus on innovation through his management of the PGP Program (Sheep - Horizon Three). Nick is qualified in NZ as both a Chartered Accountant and Lawyer, and has been recognised on the national stage for his innovation. His experience includes PwC and Gallagher Group. He is also a Director on the Infant Nutrition Council for Australia and New Zealand.”
Nick Hammond - Chief Operating Officer
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“Scottie’s passion is designing and enthusiastically implementing international sales strategies. He likes dabbling in strategy, branding and big-picture stuff, but the truth is, Scottie loves building businesses with great products and he’s good at it.”
Scottie Chapman - Founder and Chief Executive Officer
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“Mina is our in-house geneticist in charge of managing the Zealandia® genetics program. Working with all the data from our recorded flocks, Mina uses the very latest genetics tools to ensure the Zealandia® breeding lines give both our suppliers and consumers the best outcomes.”
Mina Algorta: Genetic Development Manager
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“Jo has been with Spring Sheep since day one. She is our expert for all things sheep, including animal health and wellbeing, looking after dry stock operations and a specialist in lambing and lamb rearing at scale. She’s coached many cow dairy farmers about shearing, vaccinating, lambing, and lamb grazing. She also helped to create New Zealand's first Udder Scoring guide. Jo looks after our grazing properties and is available to assist with all sheep related questions.”
Jo Triggs: Group Livestock Manager
Our supply chain

Our supply chain

We are proud to partner with many local Waikato businesses to deliver our milk to the world. Spring Sheep hold local partnerships with:


  • Langford Transport
  • MilktestNZ
  • Contec Group
  • Food Innovation Waikato
  • Assure Quality
  • Normans Transport
  • and many more

Our product journey

Follow the journey of our products from grass to glass.

Our products

Our products

See our range of Spring Sheep New Zealand branded products

Our Products

Our history

Established in 2015 Spring Sheep has grown rapidly. 

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“Spring Sheep was established”
September 2015
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“First Sheep Milked”
September 2015
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“Launched Spring Sheep New Zealand brand in multiple markets”
July 2016 - September 2020
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“More pilot farms added”
June 2018
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“First external supplier”
July 2019
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“Awards 2016-2019”
2016-2019
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“Full Cream Sheep Milk Powder Pouches Launch in New Zealand”
November 2019
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“Nutraingredient Awards Finalist for Malaysian Gentle Sheep Toddler Formula”
July 2020
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“Three new external suppliers joined Spring Sheep”
July 2020
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“Spring Sheep Tmall Flagship Store launches in China”
July 2020

Our Ministry for Primary Industries partnership

Spring Sheep are the industry partner for Sheep Horizon Three, an R&D program run in partnership with Ministry for Primary Industries. Sheep Horizon Three aims to deliver $200m of industry export turnover by 2030 with a focus on building supply and demand through the following work streams:





  • Genetics
  • Farm Systems
  • Product Development
  • Market Development