Story: Beef farming

Charolais and Angus calves

Charolais and Angus calves

The Angus calf (left), despite being five weeks older, is dwarfed by the Charolais calf. Farmers were attracted to the faster growth rate and larger mature size of Charolais and other exotic cattle breeds.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1972/5674/28

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Robert Peden, 'Beef farming - Exotic cattle breeds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 July 2024)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008