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Sheep Station NZ

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Sheep Station NZ (DVD) - Dylan Winter

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Dylan spent three months in New Zealand recording a wide range of sheep farms and the background to them.

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Dylan 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 will be familiar to British viewers – Romneys, Merinos and the Romney x Cheviots known as Perendales. Some of the sheep management will be less familiar, with mustering by huntaways or helicopter, fast-moving tailing crews and a complete lack of lambing sheds.

Dylan digs under the colourful surface of a variety of sheep enterprises from all parts of New Zealand. He explores 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’.

Dylan sets the farming scene in its context with some of the most wonderful scenery you will ever see, and includes features on livestock markets and transport, threats to indigenous flora and wildlife, how to trim 60 ft hedges, the NZ Royal Show and the high-energy lifestyle of New Zealand shepherds. His interviewees include recent farming immigrants from Scotland who compare their experiences.

This is ‘God’s own country’ with a strong work ethic where the shearing gang and the grader are kings. A great place to grow sheep.

Contents:

DISC ONE

Introduction - Coronet Peak - Plant Invaders - Alastair Macdonald – Hedging – Glenaray – Ferry - Tim Grieve - Farmers Transport - Leicester Grey - Feilding Livestock Market - Hunterville Shemozzle - Extra: Silage making

DISC TWO

Otiwhiti training farm - Royal Show - Livesey Brothers - Dan Steel’s pig hunt – Bendigo - Story of Shrek - Ben Innes – Irrigation - Mike Salvesen - Blue ducks – Farewell - Extra: The rabbit-proof fence

Additional Information

ISBN 9781906853105
Author Dylan Winter
DVD Format Two-disk DVD PAL format
DVD runtime Running time approx 3 hoursplus extras
DVD Region Code Region 2: Japan, Europe, South Africa, and the Middle East, including Egypt
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