Story: Meat and wool

Grading sheep carcasses

Grading sheep carcasses

Sheep and lamb carcasses are weighed and graded at the Canterbury Meat Company works. Meat inspection and grading were introduced to give New Zealand meat a competitive advantage in Britain, where it was vying with Australian, Argentinian and homegrown meat.

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Alistair Nicol and Caroline Saunders, 'Meat and wool - Classifying products', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 July 2022)

Story by Alistair Nicol and Caroline Saunders, published 24 Nov 2008