Proceedings of the New Zealand Ecological Society (1962) 9: 57- 63

The exploitation of populations: Exploitation of high production pastures in New Zealand

Research Article
P. D. Sears  
  1. Grasslands Division, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Palmerston North

[First paragraph...]
Notwithstanding the ecological fascination and the importance of the exploitation of the several natural communities under discussion in this symposium, none will deny the overwhelming importance to New Zealand of a full exploitation of our great potential for high pasture productivity. There are very few other areas in the world (and all of these are small) where climatic conditions allow similar continued high production pasture growth, and continued outdoor animal husbandry, for the production of high valued milk, meat and wool. In the modern world economy of increasing living standards it is to our obvious advantage to exploit this pasture potential to the full.