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 is a New Zealand Merino Breed Society, which also organises events, holds a directory of Merino breeders and generally promotes the breed. In addition to the society, there are also Merino associations in Canterbury, Otago, Marlborough, Waitaki and the North Island.

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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 24 September 2023)

Story by Willie Smith and Steven Kelly, published 24 Nov 2008