On the lower levels about Akaroa cutting was fairly general yesterday. There are many complaints about the dirty condition of the crops, but for tunately the tares are not so plentiful as was anticipated at first. There seems to be plenty of labour available, though several growers have complained that it is hard to get really skilled men. Many of those willing to undertake the work have never done any cocksfooting before. Also ! there is a marked difference in the i stages of the crop 3, so that there will be no congestion of work, and fewer men will consequently be required. The weather has not been so hot, and is very suitable indeed for cutting.
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COCKSFOOT., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4365, 20 January 1914
COCKSFOOT. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4365, 20 January 1914
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