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    Dairying and dairy products

    good milk that is high in fat and protein. Herd testing is used to test the fat content of milk. The ...

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    Deer and deer farming

    Introduced for sport in the 19th century, deer became a pest in New Zealand’s forests. Hunted first by government cullers, and later from helicopters in remote areas, today deer have also become the basis of a thriving farming industry.  Ken Drew AgResear ...

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    Diseases of sheep, cattle and deer

    A range of diseases can afflict sheep, cattle and deer. Some have the potential to kill large numbers and cripple the industry. Farmers have to continually look out for signs of ill health in their livestock, and know how to control these problems.  Gary ...

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    Pigs and the pork industry

    Zealand: how to raise pigs for sale or home consumption. Masterton: Farm Books, 1994. Label for brawn (pork ...

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    Sheep farming

    How many sheep? Sheep numbers in New Zealand This page from the Rare Breeds Conservation Society ... This page on the New Zealand Sheepbreeders' Association site links to information about the ...

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    Farm mechanisation

    industry This page on the Techhistory website looks at technological advances in the New Zealand dairy ... steam-powered machinery. Hayes Engineering Works and homestead This page on the Heritage New Zealand website ...

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    Farming in the economy

    history of pastoralism New Zealand This page from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry website traces ... the development of pastoralism in New Zealand. Longbeach This web page gives a history of the historic ...

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    Pastures

    All pastures might just look like grassy paddocks to us, but sheep and cows are more discerning. They can tell that pastures are actually made up of many different plants, some of which are more palatable than others. Pastures can include different types ...

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    Soil erosion and conservation

    Soils and landscapes This page on the Landcare Research website outlines their research into soils and ...

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    Soils and regional land use

    Underlying New Zealand’s varied landscape is a mosaic of soils. The type of soil, along with temperature and rainfall, determine how the land will be used for farming. But even inhospitable land can be developed with fertiliser to make it suitable for rai ...

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