Story: Sheep farming

Milking East Friesian ewes

Milking East Friesian ewes

Having more lambs will be profitable only if they grow quickly. For this to happen, the ewes rearing them must produce a lot of milk. East Friesians are renowned for their milk production and were imported to improve the milking ability of New Zealand’s traditional breeds. These East Friesians are kept for their milk, not their meat.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1996/3239/26A
Photograph by Ross Giblin

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Hugh Stringleman and Robert Peden, 'Sheep farming - Recently introduced breeds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/16670/milking-east-friesian-ewes (accessed 23 September 2019)

Story by Hugh Stringleman and Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008, updated 3 Mar 2015