New Zealand Dog News

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February 13, 2009

The perfect family day out on the farm

Urbanites will get the chance to explore parts of the rural farming community when two farms in Marlborough open their gates to the public early next month.

"This is not a sanitised farm experience, but a chance to meet real farmers and talk about farming practices."Mr Newton has been farming sheep and beef on his 800-hectare property for 10 years and is also involved in dog trialling.

He said the public would get the chance to see how farmers handled their sheep, watch shearing demonstrations and dogs working sheep.There would also be an opportunity to handle sheep and have an up-close inspection of the sheep operation. MORE>>

I worked on dairy farms back in Canada, and did a bit here in New Zealand. I also worked on a sheep farm in Australia and New Zealand.

I must admit that I love just watching the shearers. It looks so graceful on how they handle the sheep and how quick the 'hair cut' is. Great experience, and I'm glad to hear that people will be able to experience this as well..


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