Story: Farmer and grower organisations

Merino ram

Merino ram

This ram is being judged at the Royal New Zealand Show in Christchurch in 2007. Breed societies usually prescribe the essential characteristics of a breed. In the case of Merino sheep, there was a New Zealand Merino Breeders’ Society, which also organised events, held a directory of Merino breeders and generally promoted the breed. In addition to the society, there were Merino associations in the North Island, Marlborough, Canterbury, Waitaki and Otago .

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Willie Smith and Steven Kelly, 'Farmer and grower organisations - Breed societies and industry organisations', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 July 2024)

Story by Willie Smith and Steven Kelly, published 24 Nov 2008, reviewed & revised 30 Nov 2023