Story: Sheep farming

Halfbreds in the South Island foothills

Halfbreds in the South Island foothills

Halfbred sheep are run in a variety of different environments – from improved pastures in the foothills of the Southern Alps to semi-arid Central Otago and unimproved high country. This mob of Halfbreds is on developed pasture, but at times they would be run on the high hills behind.

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Hugh Stringleman and Robert Peden, 'Sheep farming - Environment and sheep farming', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/16674/halfbreds-in-the-south-island-foothills (accessed 21 August 2019)

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