Story: Farm families

Goat farm

Goat farm

An economic downturn can encourage farming families to diversify into areas which use the skills of both husband and wife. In the early 2000s Jan and John Walter kept goats on a small farm near Albany. They milked the 20 goats in order to make specialty cheese.

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Emma Dewson and Jock Phillips, 'Farm families - A new world, 1970 onwards', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 January 2022)

Story by Emma Dewson and Jock Phillips, published 24 Nov 2008