Story: Farming in the economy

Cream collection

Cream collection

The introduction of home separation transformed the dairy industry. The next significant development was when the cooperatives began collecting cream from farms. This change was introduced after the First World War, when trucks became more common and roads were improved.

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Robert Peden, 'Farming in the economy - The closing of the farming frontier, 1900s to 1920', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 April 2024)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008