Story: Dairying and dairy products

Milking time

Milking time

Milking used to be done in the open, sometimes in the middle of a paddock if the cow was quiet enough. More often the cow was held in a simple bail or by a rope halter. Milking was usually the job of women or children.

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Hugh Stringleman and Frank Scrimgeour, 'Dairying and dairy products - Beginnings of New Zealand’s dairy industry', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/15684/milking-time (accessed 15 October 2019)

Story by Hugh Stringleman and Frank Scrimgeour, published 24 Nov 2008