Story: Arable farming

Sheep grazing on swedes

Sheep grazing on swedes

Swedes are one of a range of brassica crops that are sown for supplementary feeding of sheep, especially in the southern South Island. These sheep have already removed the leaves and are starting to eat the bulbs of the swede plants.

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Sue Zydenbos, 'Arable farming - 19th-century arable farming', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 May 2022)

Story by Sue Zydenbos, published 24 Nov 2008