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Sheep Station Nz

Synopsis
Dylan Winter spent three months in New Zealand recording a wide range of sheep farms and the background to them. Most of New Zealand gets plenty of rain - it’s a good place to grow grass. Where you can grow grass you can grow sheep, and on one station in this DVD they run 40,000 ewes, not to mention 1,500 cows and 4,000 deer hinds.
The breed names include: Romneys, Merinos and the Romney x Cheviots known as Perendales.
Winter explores different sheep management techniques; the change in the meat/wool price; the part cattle play on sheep farms; the continuing importance of the UK Christmas lamb market and how the Kiwis have coped with the ending of their ‘special relationship’.
There are interviews with recent farming immigrants from Scotland who compare their experiences.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Subjects
Agriculture
Keywords
farming; immigrants; New Zealand; sheep

Credits

Contributor
Dylan Winter

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£19.95
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
180 minutes
Year
2018

Distributor

Name

Old Pond Publishing

Email
info@oldpond.com
Web
http://www.oldpond.com External site opens in new window
Phone
01473 238 200
Fax
01473 238 201
Address
Dencora Business Centre
36 White House Road
Ipswich
IP1 5LT
Notes
DVDs and books for enthusiasts in the land-based industries: farmers and smallholders, workers in the earthmoving, forestry and heavy transport occupations. Titles deal with current activities and machinery as well as the history of the industries.

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