Story: Sheep farming

Using a swim dip, 1906

Using a swim dip, 1906

These sheep are being put through a swim dip to control external parasites such as sheep keds and lice. The sheep are pushed up the race (behind the men) and forced into the dip. As they make their way along the dip, they are pushed completely under the dipping mixture to kill all the parasites.

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Hugh Stringleman and Robert Peden, 'Sheep farming - The seasonal round', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/16681/using-a-swim-dip-1906 (accessed 28 September 2020)

Story by Hugh Stringleman and Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008, updated 3 Mar 2015