Growing Forward 2 - Final Report - Page 13

The sheep and goat industries in Ontario represent vibrant and expanding foodproducing animal sectors, which are quite diverse. Both sheep and goats have very active dairy industries, with producers that focus on the production of milk, largely for the manufacture of specialty cheeses. Goat milk is also used as a whole milk product, and for other manufactured items. In addition, the sheep and goat sectors also have very active markets for lamb and goat kid meat consumption, particularly as seasonal specialty products, such as for Easter and Christmas. SMALL RUMINANT While there are many similarities among small ruminants and production classes, it is important to note that there are considerable differences, and differing patt