Story: Canterbury region

Dairy cows, Amuri Plain

Dairy cows, Amuri Plain

The growing demand for milk powder on world markets and the increasing use of irrigation led to a considerable rise in the number of dairy cattle on the Canterbury plains from the 1990s. Here cows are seen grazing on the Amuri Plain, with Culverden and the Hanmer Range in the distance.

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury region - Agriculture after 1900', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/46366/dairy-cows-amuri-plain (accessed 19 October 2019)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015