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No More Skinny Sheep

Format: DVD | Streaming | Download
Length: 8:40
Grade Level: 7-12+ | Price: $ 15.00
Closed Captioned:

Streaming/DVD: English | Italian

Baaa-dd idea?

If the government paid you per head of sheep in your pasture, how many sheep would you put in it? More than you should? More than was healthy or environmentally sound?

In New Zealand, where agriculture is a main source of income, farmers used to get 30% of their income from government subsidies. That all changed in the mid-1980s, when the subsidies were abolished. How did farmers manage? How did they become so competitive on the global market today?

Find out how New Zealand's sheep went from skinny to healthy!

Subject Areas

Business / Family & Consumer Science


World History / Geography




Free Markets


New Zealand



European Economic Community

Free Trade

Goverment Subsidies



United Kingdom

I loved the teacher's guide. The drawing of the sheep was funny and insightful.

Julie West
Moyock, NC

Excellent resource to apply many concepts in my STEM classes.

Kerry Briggs
Lancaster, PA

This video was engaging and pulled my students into learning about another part of our world and the economics and mathematics in New Zealand.

Alexander Gibson
York, PA

Thank you for such wonderful resources to use in my Natural Resources CTE classes. You have a variety of topics that provide an alternative viewpoint from the traditional educational videos and I really appreciate the well-rounded questions that are provided.

Jaime Rodriguez
Syracuse, NY

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