Story: Southland region

Sheep farm

Sheep farm

Southland has long been an important sheep-raising province. Although many farms were converting to dairying, there were still over 5.6 million sheep in 2007, compared with around 430,000 dairy cattle. This flock is standing beneath the Tākitimu Mountains.

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David Grant, 'Southland region - Farming: 1950s to present day', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 August 2022)

Story by David Grant, updated 1 May 2015