Story: Agricultural and horticultural research

Expansion of fencing, 1851–1887

Expansion of fencing, 1851–1887

Until cheap fencing wire became available in the 1860s, farmers had limited ability to manage sheep and cattle and control the spread of disease. In the 20 years from 1862 to 1882 more than 6 million hectares of farmland was fenced.

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Ross Galbreath, 'Agricultural and horticultural research - Early days', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/graph/19626/expansion-of-fencing-1851-1887 (accessed 23 July 2019)

Story by Ross Galbreath, published 24 Nov 2008