Story: Land ownership

Taieri dairy farmers

Taieri dairy farmers

Like many successful dairy farms in the years after 1990, Denis and Judy Aitkens’ dairying operation has grown considerably. When they began in 1973 the couple milked 75 cows on 70 hectares. By 2006 the farm was 200 hectares and they were milking 420 cows. Over the same period the number of town-milk supply farms on the Taieri Plains had fallen from 48 to 12 as farms were amalgamated.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 27 October 2006, p. 36
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Jim McAloon, 'Land ownership - Land ownership from the 1950s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 July 2024)

Story by Jim McAloon, published 24 Nov 2008