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This information was published in 1966 in An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock. It has not been corrected and will not be updated.

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Production Prospects

The future outlook for pig production is hardly optimistic, for milk solids are being increasingly used for other products and there is a general labour shortage on dairy farms. Production will probably be maintained under present economic conditions. If, however, these change in favour of pig production, one could expect a large rise.

by Alexander Longwill, B.AGR.SC., Advisory Officer (Pig Husbandry), Department of Agriculture, Wellington.