Story: Farm mechanisation

Spray dipping

Trials of ‘spray dipping’ are recorded in this 1946 newsreel. Instead of using traditional dipping to kill external parasites, sheep are thoroughly soaked with a spray from above and below by a motor-operated sprayer. Spray dipping was widely used after the Second World War.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Weekly Review 238. National Film Unit, 1946

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James Watson, 'Farm mechanisation - Steam, wind, water and oil', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/18395/spray-dipping (accessed 8 December 2021)

Story by James Watson, published 24 Nov 2008