30 May 2024

Farms on the mooove this weekend, an explainer

From Afternoons, 1:15 pm on 30 May 2024

Saturday is one of the biggest days in the farming calendar - moooo'ving day.
The annual event sees farmers, pack up their homes and herds to head to new pastures.

Hundreds of thousands of cattle and thousands of farming families will hit the road.

Most of the cattle are moved by truck, but  if you're heading off the state highway this long weekend, don't be surprised to see cows on the back country roads too.

To find out why the entire farming community move on the same day I'm joined by Fed Farmers National share farmers chair Sam Ebbett talks to Susana.

A stock truck used to transport cattle.

A stock truck used to transport cattle. Photo: RNZ/Conan Young.

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