New Zealand Farming Firsts

As a population, New Zealand is very small, but it has more than its fair share of inventors, and many of those have applied their skills to farming.

New Zealand is home to… the first tranquiliser gun, the first farm bike, the first electric fence, the first seed and fertiliser distribution by aircraft, steam pasteurising and successful sheep breeds; Perendale, Drysdale and Corriedale.

Take a look at this Te Ara (Encyclopedia of New Zealand) page for lots more information on NZ’s farming inventions!

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