Story: Dairying and dairy products

Early milking shed

Early milking shed

This milking shed at Kahouri Bridge, Stratford, around 1890, was a distinct improvement on open-air milking. It provided shelter and a number of bails in which the cows could be restrained – necessary for animals new to the shed. This six-bail shed has several people doing the milking, a small railed yard next to it, and, beside the young girl in the foreground, a heap of cow manure that has been cleared from the yard and thrown over the fence. A milked cow looks on.

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Hugh Stringleman and Frank Scrimgeour, 'Dairying and dairy products - Separators and milking machines', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/15696/early-milking-shed (accessed 25 May 2019)

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