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Sheep and Goats

Raising sheep and goat for milk and meat is one of Israel’s oldest agricultural branches. Today, 56 sheep and 81 goat farms produce milk under a wide range of production systems: from traditional, semi-nomadic grazing flocks to the intensive, zero-grazing dairy and meat units of the moshav and kibbutz farms in various parts of the country.
The evolution of the Israeli sheep sector is a good example of how modern technology has been integrated into a traditional farming system through research and development.


Milk production
10.6 million liters of sheep milk and 14.3 million kg of goat milk was produced in 2017.
The milk is used for a diverse range of cheese and yogurt products. Due to their high quality and properties, sheep and goat cheeses are exported, mainly to the USA.   

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