Story: Canterbury region

The meat industry

The meat industry

The advent of refrigerated shipping meant that Canterbury lamb could be sent to markets on the other side of the world, and boosted sheep farming. Firms such as the Christchurch Meat Company processed sheep meat for both the domestic and export markets. These lamb and sheep carcasses are being weighed at the company’s works.

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury region - Agriculture before 1900', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 April 2021)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015