Story: Wairarapa region

Milking sheep

Milking sheep

Some Wairarapa farmers have diversified into sheep milk production. Janet and Miles King had a flock of 140 East Friesian ewes on their 11-hectare farm near Masterton in 2003. They produced a wide range of cheese, including feta, gouda, cheddar and havarti. Julia Harrild is attaching milking cups to one of the ewes.

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Ben Schrader, 'Wairarapa region - A farming economy', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 January 2022)

Story by Ben Schrader, updated 1 Mar 2017