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 filmed by Dylan Winter 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 Romeny 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.
Set in some of the most wonderful scenery you will ever see, the DVD includes features on livestock markets and transport, threats to indigenous flora and wildlife, how to trim 60ft hedges, the NZ Royal Show and the high-energy lifestyle of New Zealand shepherds. Dylan’s interviews include recent farming immigrants from Scotland who compare their experiences.
- PAL DVD pages
- Running time approx. 3 hours plus extras
- Hardback book