Kōrero: Sheep farming

Sheep and cattle grazing hill country

Sheep and cattle grazing hill country

In hill country cattle improve the quality of the grazing for sheep. Cattle trample weeds and open up rough pasture. They do not compete for the same feed as sheep, but eat rough long grass that sheep will not graze. At the same time, they eat the eggs and larvae of intestinal parasites that affect sheep.

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Photograph by Melanie Lovell-Smith

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Hugh Stringleman and Robert Peden, 'Sheep farming - Environment and sheep farming', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/16675/sheep-and-cattle-grazing-hill-country (accessed 26 July 2021)

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