Story: Agricultural and horticultural research

Hairy wool test, 1954

An example of the early research at Massey University was the hairy wool test, which allowed farmers to identify sheep with this property. Results were used to help select and develop the Drysdale breed. This 1954 film shows how the test was done.

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Reference: Graduate Harvest. National Film Unit, 1954

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Ross Galbreath, 'Agricultural and horticultural research - University research', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 April 2023)

Story by Ross Galbreath, published 24 Nov 2008