Buffalo milk provides a unique land use option

Free range chickens, goats or even ostriches have all been possible options for small block holders and farmers seeking out a viable income source for their smaller parcel of land. But it could be the answer lies in an animal more New Zealanders would have seen overseas than they have ever seen at home.


The swamp buffalo is typically matched to tropical, subsistence farming, but its milking cousin is a vital part of many economies including Italy and Spain, thanks to its ability to produce exceptionally healthy, high value milk and milk products.

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