In 1989 while working to milk cows, it was discovered that the University of Minnesota was looking into the feasibility of milking sheep in the U.S. My father doing a quick read suggested that I go in that direction, and so I did. In 1989 I set up and milked 44 meat ewes freezing the milk and sending it off to a processor. Forward to 2002 purchasing 146 acres of land in the Mohawk Valley in central New York I set to build my dream farm. Adding house, barns, and over 400 dairy sheep we were able to supply processors both large and small with fresh quality sheep milk that has gone into many award winning products.
Ovinshire Farm, working in partnership with Noor-Ali Farm, Inc., is positioned to not only offer fresh sheep milk for processing, but offers a variety of lamb and sheep milk products available to the public.
As we head to 1000 ewes we want to offer fresh sheep milk to processors both large and small, plus build our own brand of Ovinshire Farm products. With our fresh feta and our line of sheep milk skin care products, we will expand to more cheese varieties, yogurt, and simply wonderful dessert products.