Story: Sheep farming

Kelso sheep

Kelso sheep

The Kelso is one of several composite breeds developed in New Zealand. Unlike traditional breeds, which are bred for appearance as well as productivity, composites are bred for productive traits alone. The Kelso is continually being upgraded and modified to meet changing market needs.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 17 November 2004, p. 30
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Hugh Stringleman and Robert Peden, 'Sheep farming - Recently introduced breeds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 July 2024)

Story by Hugh Stringleman and Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008, updated 1 Mar 2015