Story: Stock and station agencies

Cattle sale, 1951

Watch cattle from the Cascade run in South Westland being auctioned at the Whataroa saleyards in 1951. The animals had been driven 270 kilometres from the farm to Whataroa. Stock agents sorted them into lines according to their size before the auction began.

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Reference: Cattle trail. National Film Unit, 1951

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Hugh Stringleman, 'Stock and station agencies - Farmers’ cooperatives', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 November 2021)

Story by Hugh Stringleman, published 24 Nov 2008