Kōrero: Dairying and dairy products

Travelling herd tester

Travelling herd tester

In the early days of herd testing, most were women who had to travel from farm to farm carrying their equipment and clothing in a horse-drawn cart. Some of these horses travelled thousands of kilometres. Some of the testers married dairy farmers.

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Hugh Stringleman and Frank Scrimgeour, 'Dairying and dairy products - Breed improvement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/15708/travelling-herd-tester (accessed 18 August 2019)

Story by Hugh Stringleman and Frank Scrimgeour, published 24 Nov 2008