Kōrero: Sheep farming

Helping the farmer through a crisis

Helping the farmer through a crisis

In the mid-1980s, production incentives and price guarantees for meat and wool were abruptly removed. Farmers had to face the reality of the free market, and prices fell sharply. Some heavily indebted farmers went bankrupt, and many had to find off-farm work to survive financially. Sheep numbers declined. In this cartoon, Eric Heath proposes alternative roles for the country’s surplus sheep.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: B-145-009
Cartoon by Eric Heath

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Hugh Stringleman and Robert Peden, 'Sheep farming - Changes from the 20th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/cartoon/16664/helping-the-farmer-through-a-crisis (accessed 3 December 2021)

He kōrero nā Hugh Stringleman and Robert Peden, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008, updated 1 Mar 2015