Story: Farming in the economy

Dipping sheep (1st of 2)

Dipping sheep

These men are dipping sheep on the Longbeach estate in Canterbury. Longbeach was one of the finest farms in New Zealand by the 1890s. Thousand of acres had been drained and developed. It grew grain and fodder crops, and bred and fattened sheep, cattle and pigs. The owner, John Grigg, also established a dairy farm on the property.

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Robert Peden, 'Farming in the economy - Refrigeration and the growth of the dairy industry', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 May 2024)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008