Story: Rural language

F. W. Dry and a Drysdale

F. W. Dry and a Drysdale

Some New Zealand sheep breeds were named after the geneticists who developed them. In the 1960s Dr F. W. Dry bred the Drysdale, which was soon recognised as superior for both meat and coarse wool production. Its wool is particularly good for making carpets.

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Dianne Bardsley, 'Rural language - Farm animals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/18621/f-w-dry-and-a-drysdale (accessed 8 July 2020)

Story by Dianne Bardsley, published 24 Nov 2008