Story: Farming in the economy

Dairy factory, Temuka (1st of 3)

Dairy factory, Temuka

These farmers, with their horses and carts, are outside the Temuka dairy factory, about 1901. They are delivering milk in cans for the production of butter and cheese. In the South Island, sheep and cropping dominated farming, but small dairy farms were common on heavy soils around many small towns in the region.

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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 17 April 2024)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008