JAPANESE farmer Tomoaki Takata of the Osaka-based Sakuma Milk Company said his company is planning to sell goat milk to a New Zealand dairy market.
He said the product will be sold by a subsidiary of Japan’s Dairy Association.
A spokesman for the group said it was unaware of any plan to sell the milk, but that it was an appropriate step for a dairy company to take in order to expand its supply.
The milk is being produced by Sakuma in Japan and is sold as “sugaree”, or a traditional Japanese dessert.
A company spokeswoman said the milk was not part of its standard supply chain.
The Japan Dairy Association, which represents dairy farmers, said it had not received any notification about the sale.
In July, it said it expected to raise its annual production by about 5,000 tonnes.