Story: Sheep farming

James Little’s memoirs

Listen to a reading of James Little’s memoirs about breeding and exhibiting Corriedale sheep. Little successfully experimented with crossing Merinos with Lincoln or Leicester sheep from the 1870s. He promoted the inbred halfbred, as they were called at the time, first showing them at the Christchurch show in 1890. In 1905 the New Zealand Sheep Breeders Association acknowledged the breed’s name as the Corriedale.

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Hugh Stringleman and Robert Peden, 'Sheep farming - New Zealand sheep breeds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/speech/16643/james-littles-memoirs (accessed 28 September 2020)

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