Kōrero: Sheep farming

Texels for meat production

Texels for meat production

Since the late 1960s wool prices have been falling, while shearing costs have steadily increased. Some sheep farmers have come to regard wool as a cost to their business, and have turned to lamb production as their main source of income. Texel sheep do not grow much wool, but they produce bigger, meatier, and leaner lambs for the export trade.

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Photograph by G. R. Roberts

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Hugh Stringleman and Robert Peden, 'Sheep farming - Recently introduced breeds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/16668/texels-for-meat-production (accessed 18 August 2022)

He kōrero nā Hugh Stringleman and Robert Peden, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008, updated 1 Mar 2015