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What is the current market outlook?

There has never been a better time to be making and selling great cheese. People worldwide are consuming more high-quality, handmade cheese than ever before. Additionally, consumers are interested in other artisan products such as soap bars and lotions. Check out some of our resources to see if a small ruminant enterprise is right for you! 

Check out of resources for small ruminant producers below!


Unlock your marketing potential! Watch our marketing training to gain the skills and knowledge to excel in today's business landscape. Whether you’re a seasoned marketer or just starting your journey, this video will give you tools to create impactful marketing decisions and strategies.

Mastering Artisan Cheesemaking

Are you ready to get into the science of cheesemaking? Do you want to see the effects one can have with different cultures and additives? This book helps explain all of that! Another fantastic recommendation by Keely and Daniel Showalter of Maid-N-Meadows Dairy.

Creating a Successful Cheesemaking Business

This book, by Gianaclis Caldwell, talks about facility design, equipment, history, and science of cheesemaking. Are you ready to get started on your cheesemaking endeavor? Our very own Maid-N-Meadows dairy (located in Glasgow, Kentucky) has recommended this book to help get started. 

Enterprise Budget

Are you interested in getting some dairy goats and want to see what the cost might be? Are you currently milking and want to keep track of your expenses? Take a look at this resource created by Iowa State University.