A survey of present and possible future sheep and wool handling practices of North Island farmers running crossbred sheep : a thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Agricultural Science of Massey University
Any attempt to get farmers to adopt practices which will improve quantity and/or quality of production requires:- A. Techniques to be available which will achieve the improvement, and B. Farmers becoming aware of these techniques, gaining any skills required and actually using the practices. Thus a campaign aimed at improvement in quantity and/or quality of production is dependent upon the results of a two phase attack on the problem. A. A Research phase to discover and make available appropriate techniques, and B. An Extension phase to look after awareness, gaining of necessary skills, and use of the techniques provided by research.