Sheep Milk Market

Sheep Milk Market

Sheep Milk Market Forecasts to 2028 - Global Analysis By Category (Organic, Conventional and Other Categories), Product (Cheese, Butter, Liquid Milk, Soap, Ice Cream, Dessert, Yogurt, Milk Powder and Other Products), Application, Distribution Channel, End User and By Geography

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Published: 2023 ID: SMRC22610

This report covers the impact of COVID-19 on this global market

Years Covered


Estimated Year Value (2022)

US $6.26 BN

Projected Year Value (2028)

US $8.61 BN

CAGR (2022 - 2028)


Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa

Countries Covered

US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, Italy, France, Spain, Japan, China, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Rest of Asia Pacific, South America, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Middle East & Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, and South Africa

Largest Market

Asia Pacific

Highest Growing Market

North America

According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Sheep Milk Market is accounted for $6.26 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach $8.61 billion by 2028 growing at a CAGR of 5.45% during the forecast period. Sheep milk is also referred as ewe's milk. Domestic sheep are used to obtain the milk. Because to their greater production and longer lactation duration, only a few number of specialized breeds are used to produce commercial dairy products. The digestive system of humans can readily take and digest sheep milk. It is regarded as a nutritious replacement for cow and goat milk. It provides resistance to several illnesses and has antiallergenic qualities. Sheep milk contains high amount of protein, lactose, lipid fat, saturated fatty acids, unsaturated fatty acids, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and amino acids.

According to the National Institute of Health, 65% of people are suffering from lactose intolerance in 2020 which increased the shift toward sheep milk as it is easy to digest and helps to get enough energy and protein. This raised the price of sheep milk by 1.3%


Market Dynamics:


Growing awareness of its health benefits

Compared to other milk sources, sheep milk has a higher nutritional content. It contains a lot of protein, fat, lactose, carbs and other things. Many health advantages include immune booster, enhanced growth and development, cancer prevention, better reproductive health, blood pressure control, preservation of bone mineral density, management of cholesterol, blood vascular system, and heart health. These elements collectively are fueling the market expansion.


Less popular and difficult to find

The market for cow milk is the main barrier to the growth of sheep milk. Cow milk has a larger share within the dairy sector since it is more widely consumed and commercially more accessible to the general public. Moreover, sheep cannot be reared in all climates and it produces less milk, so the milk production is not uniform globally. These elements are restraining the growth of the market.


Rise in urbanization

The steady expansion of the middle class and the nation’s increasing industrialization present profitable business prospects for the leading market participants. People are prepared to spend more for food items like sheep milk, which is more expensive than cow milk, due to the population's increased disposable income in the middle-income group. Demand for sheep milk from customers who value their health, and the accessibility of a wide range of product options is driving the market growth.


Quite expensive compared to other milks

Sheep's milk has nearly twice as much fat as cow or goat milk and is much richer in milk solids (fat and protein). It is the creamiest milk ever exists. They are productive producers who simply require grass. Due to its multiple advantages and inability to sustain regular cultivation, the price is very high. All of these elements are impeding the market expansion.

Covid-19 Impact

Dairy sectors all around the world have been severely impacted by the COVID epidemic because of lower farm gate milk prices, a lack of workers, disruptions, and challenges of transferring milk through supply chains. It increased the costs and affected the sheep milk market in the initial phase itself. Yet, the market is expanding post-pandemic and throughout the second wave. In the upcoming years, the industry is anticipated to experience considerable expansion.

The children segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period

The children segment is estimated to have a lucrative growth, due to its high nutritional value. Sheep milk powder is a vital component of infant food and cereal and is always in great demand. Compared to cow or goat milk, sheep milk has a higher nutritional content and is easier to digest, making it the milk of choice for lactose intolerant children. Sheep milk also aids in the development of muscles, tissue, and bones, all of which are crucial for a child's growth, which is further driving the growth of the segment.

The conventional segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period

The conventional segment is anticipated to witness the fastest CAGR growth during the forecast period, due to its easy availability. Although it is more cost-effective, the bulk of dairy producers provide milk to consumers using conventional sheep farming techniques. Due to its low cost and ease of accessibility, conventional farming is one of the most common and recommended farming techniques. The demand for conventional sheep milk has fuelling significantly as a result of all these causes.

Region with highest share:

Asia Pacific is projected to hold the largest market share during the forecast period owing to its technological advancements. By research and development, technical innovation, and other methods, the key manufacturers in this region are intensely focused on creating high-quality and unique goods to satisfy consumer needs. Rise in urbanization, change in consumer preferences for taste, increase in demand for high-protein and high-energy products are boosting the growth of the sheep milk market in Asia-Pacific.

Region with highest CAGR:

North America is projected to have the highest CAGR over the forecast period, owing to its raising infant population. This region is the largest consumer of baby food. Sheep milk powder is an essential raw material for the baby food industry. There is a huge demand for sheep milk from health-conscious crowd as it is good for health and improved vitality. All these aspects are fuelling the market in this region.

Key players in the market

Some of the key players profiled in the Sheep Milk Market include Haverton Hill Creamery, Sheep Milk Company Ltd, Origin Earth, Velvet Cloud, New Zealand Sheep Milk Company, Maui Milk Ltd, Alimenta, Spring Sheep, Roquefort Vernieres, NZ Health Food Sheep, PremiBrebis, Shepherds Purse Cheeses, Best Baa Dairy Ltd, Maxigenes, Secret Lands Farm, OVINO and Fernglen Farm.

Key Developments:

In October 2020, New Zealand dairy Spring Sheep Milk Company has become a client of primary collaboration of New Zealand (PCNZ) Shanghai. Now the company exports its milk to china and will continue its expansion to 11 farms in the next season.

In July 2017, Haverton Hill creamery announced to open new location in Corning. Owners Missy and Joe Adiego have chosen Tehama County, specifically Corning, due in part to the community’s involvement with agriculture with the hope of shipping products to the local Safeway and a few independent grocers in the area.

Categories Covered:
• Organic
• Conventional
• Other Categories

Products Covered:
• Cheese
• Butter
• Liquid Milk
• Soap
• Ice Cream
• Dessert
• Yogurt
• Milk Powder
• Other Products

Applications Covered:
• Children
• Adult
• Aged
• Other Applications

Distribution Channels Covered:
• Convenience Stores
• Supermarkets
• Hypermarkets
• Offline Stores
• Online Stores
• Other Distribution Channels

End Users Covered:
• Residential
• Commercial
• Other End Users

Regions Covered:
• North America
o US
o Canada
o Mexico
• Europe
o Germany
o UK
o Italy
o France
o Spain
o Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
o Japan
o China
o India
o Australia
o New Zealand
o South Korea
o Rest of Asia Pacific
• South America
o Argentina
o Brazil
o Chile
o Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa
o Saudi Arabia
o Qatar
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East & Africa

What our report offers:
- Market share assessments for the regional and country-level segments
- Strategic recommendations for the new entrants
- Covers Market data for the years 2020, 2021, 2022, 2025, and 2028
- Market Trends (Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment Opportunities, and recommendations)
- Strategic recommendations in key business segments based on the market estimations
- Competitive landscaping mapping the key common trends
- Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments
- Supply chain trends mapping the latest technological advancements

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Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 Preface
2.1 Abstract
2.2 Stake Holders
2.3 Research Scope
2.4 Research Methodology
2.4.1 Data Mining
2.4.2 Data Analysis
2.4.3 Data Validation
2.4.4 Research Approach
2.5 Research Sources
2.5.1 Primary Research Sources
2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources
2.5.3 Assumptions

3 Market Trend Analysis
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Drivers
3.3 Restraints
3.4 Opportunities
3.5 Threats
3.6 Product Analysis
3.7 Application Analysis
3.8 End User Analysis
3.9 Emerging Markets
3.10 Impact of Covid-19

4 Porters Five Force Analysis
4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
4.2 Bargaining power of buyers
4.3 Threat of substitutes
4.4 Threat of new entrants
4.5 Competitive rivalry

5 Global Sheep Milk Market, By Category
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Organic
5.3 Conventional
5.4 Other Categories

6 Global Sheep Milk Market, By Product
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Cheese
6.3 Butter
6.4 Liquid Milk
6.5 Soap
6.6 Ice Cream
6.7 Dessert
6.8 Yogurt
6.9 Milk Powder
6.10 Other Products

7 Global Sheep Milk Market, By Application
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Children
7.3 Adult
7.4 Aged
7.5 Other Applications

8 Global Sheep Milk Market, By Distribution Channel
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Convenience Stores
8.3 Supermarkets
8.4 Hypermarkets
8.5 Offline Stores
8.6 Online Stores
8.7 Other Distribution Channels

9 Global Sheep Milk Market, By End User
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Residential
9.3 Commercial
9.4 Other End Users

10 Global Sheep Milk Market, By Geography
10.1 Introduction
10.2 North America
10.2.1 US
10.2.2 Canada
10.2.3 Mexico
10.3 Europe
10.3.1 Germany
10.3.2 UK
10.3.3 Italy
10.3.4 France
10.3.5 Spain
10.3.6 Rest of Europe
10.4 Asia Pacific
10.4.1 Japan
10.4.2 China
10.4.3 India
10.4.4 Australia
10.4.5 New Zealand
10.4.6 South Korea
10.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific
10.5 South America
10.5.1 Argentina
10.5.2 Brazil
10.5.3 Chile
10.5.4 Rest of South America
10.6 Middle East & Africa
10.6.1 Saudi Arabia
10.6.2 UAE
10.6.3 Qatar
10.6.4 South Africa
10.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa

11 Key Developments
11.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures
11.2 Acquisitions & Mergers
11.3 New Product Launch
11.4 Expansions
11.5 Other Key Strategies

12 Company Profiling
12.1 Haverton Hill Creamery
12.2 Sheep Milk Company Ltd
12.3 Origin Earth
12.4 Velvet Cloud
12.5 New Zealand Sheep Milk Company
12.6 Maui Milk Ltd
12.7 Alimenta
12.8 Spring Sheep
12.9 Roquefort Vernieres
12.10 NZ Health Food Sheep
12.11 PremiBrebis
12.12 Shepherds Purse Cheeses
12.13 Best Baa Dairy Ltd
12.14 Maxigenes
12.15 Secret Lands Farm
12.16 OVINO
12.17 Fernglen Farm

List of Tables
1 Global Sheep Milk Market Outlook, By Region (2020-2028) ($MN)
2 Global Sheep Milk Market Outlook, By Category (2020-2028) ($MN)
3 Global Sheep Milk Market Outlook, By Organic (2020-2028) ($MN)
4 Global Sheep Milk Market Outlook, By Conventional (2020-2028) ($MN)
5 Global Sheep Milk Market Outlook, By Other Categories (2020-2028) ($MN)
6 Global Sheep Milk Market Outlook, By Product (2020-2028) ($MN)
7 Global Sheep Milk Market Outlook, By Cheese (2020-2028) ($MN)
8 Global Sheep Milk Market Outlook, By Butter (2020-2028) ($MN)
9 Global Sheep Milk Market Outlook, By Liquid Milk (2020-2028) ($MN)
10 Global Sheep Milk Market Outlook, By Soap (2020-2028) ($MN)
11 Global Sheep Milk Market Outlook, By Ice Cream (2020-2028) ($MN)
12 Global Sheep Milk Market Outlook, By Dessert (2020-2028) ($MN)
13 Global Sheep Milk Market Outlook, By Yogurt (2020-2028) ($MN)
14 Global Sheep Milk Market Outlook, By Milk Powder (2020-2028) ($MN)
15 Global Sheep Milk Market Outlook, By Other Products (2020-2028) ($MN)
16 Global Sheep Milk Market Outlook, By Application (2020-2028) ($MN)
17 Global Sheep Milk Market Outlook, By Children (2020-2028) ($MN)
18 Global Sheep Milk Market Outlook, By Adult (2020-2028) ($MN)
19 Global Sheep Milk Market Outlook, By Aged (2020-2028) ($MN)
20 Global Sheep Milk Market Outlook, By Other Applications (2020-2028) ($MN)
21 Global Sheep Milk Market Outlook, By Distribution Channel (2020-2028) ($MN)
22 Global Sheep Milk Market Outlook, By Convenience Stores (2020-2028) ($MN)
23 Global Sheep Milk Market Outlook, By Supermarkets (2020-2028) ($MN)
24 Global Sheep Milk Market Outlook, By Hypermarkets (2020-2028) ($MN)
25 Global Sheep Milk Market Outlook, By Offline Stores (2020-2028) ($MN)
26 Global Sheep Milk Market Outlook, By Online Stores (2020-2028) ($MN)
27 Global Sheep Milk Market Outlook, By Other Distribution Channels (2020-2028) ($MN)
28 Global Sheep Milk Market Outlook, By End User (2020-2028) ($MN)
29 Global Sheep Milk Market Outlook, By Residential (2020-2028) ($MN)
30 Global Sheep Milk Market Outlook, By Commercial (2020-2028) ($MN)
31 Global Sheep Milk Market Outlook, By Other End Users (2020-2028) ($MN)

Note: Tables for North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.

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