Eurasian Journal of Biosciences

Production of high quality sheep’s milk


Sheep producing milk for people start with the beginnings of domestication. It is an excellent raw material for different types of food production, which gives prospective of its development in milk industry. Genetic selection and better feeding conditions led to several superior sheep breeds in Kazakhstan in terms of productivity, proving a great potential for evolution in market demand. The quality of ship milk is paramount in controlling the quality of products made from it. It is necessary to identify the factors affecting the productivity and quality of sheep milk for production with emphasis on Kazakhstan. Some of the factors, such as genotype of the sheep are difficult to control, but the farmer to produce high quality milk can manipulate environmental factors, such as nutrition and management of the milking flock. To obtain a productivity of high quality milk ewes must be milked out regularly and completely, which implies adopting appropriate milking routines and milking equipment. It is also important that ewes are healthy and receive adequate diets. Comprehensive reviews are presented of the latest aspects of production, technology and quality of sheep milk.


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