"Memories of the Owaka Saleyards" by John Burgess; Burgess, J R; 2019; 0000.0581


"Memories of the Owaka Saleyards" by John Burgess

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"Memories of the Owaka Saleyards" by John Burgess. Looking back 61 years. Written at the time of the final sale and closure of the Saleyards, 21.03.2019. Mentions the sale of the Bradfield's horse team at the time when tractors were taking over farmwork. Auctioneers Len Jones, Lester Teau of Dalgetys, Frank Parks, Garth McGill, David Scotland and Geoff Kerr of Wrightsons, Jim Arscourt and Dennis Jerome of National Mortgage Association (NMA), George Lang and Keith Duncan of Reid Farmers and Alan Poulson of Donald Reids. Farmers; Chub Burgess, Terrance and Herbie Burgess, Toko Murray, Alan Grant, Colin Martin, Ken Allen, Alan Wilson, Albie Eade, Norman Gent of Clinton, Dick MacLennan, W. Parks, M. Milletr, H.Clark, Berney's, Illingsworth's, A.Gordon, Marrison's, W. Leslie, G. Stott, J. Bain, Cubbitt family. Top sale prices, later dominance of exotic breeds- Simmental and Charolais- over Angus-cross and Herefords. Great lines of calves from the Maclennan Run when it was being developed.


Burgess, J R

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21st Century

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, The Catlins, Owaka

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Subject and Association Keywords

agriculture, animal culture, cattle

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Owaka Museum

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