Story: Pigs and the pork industry

Drinking skim milk

Drinking skim milk

From the late 19th century to the mid-20th century, pigs were kept on dairy farms to drink the skim milk left after cream was separated from milk.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, John Dobrée Pascoe Collection (PAColl-0783)
Reference: 1/4-000319; F
Photograph by John Dobrée Pascoe

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Allan Gillingham, 'Pigs and the pork industry - Pig farming', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/15432/drinking-skim-milk (accessed 26 September 2020)

Story by Allan Gillingham, published 24 Nov 2008