Kōrero: Sheep farming

Tough sheep for tough conditions

Tough sheep for tough conditions

By the 1940s, farmers in the North Island hill country were complaining that the then-fashionable Romneys were not hardy enough. Animal scientists and some breeders set out to improve them so they could handle the tough conditions, and one result was the Perendale breed. This cartoon by Nevile Lodge is a wry take on the effort to breed ‘tough’ sheep.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: B-133-013
Cartoon by Nevile Lodge

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Hugh Stringleman and Robert Peden, 'Sheep farming - The refrigerated meat trade', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/cartoon/16642/tough-sheep-for-tough-conditions (accessed 5 June 2020)

He kōrero nā Hugh Stringleman and Robert Peden, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008, updated 3 Mar 2015