Moving Farms

Whatever the terminology Gypsy Day or Moving Day, it is almost here for 2021. Are you ready?

Sharemilking is a unique opportunity here in New Zealand. It is an opportunity for people in the industry to build their assets without the huge outlay from the cost of land while allowing landowners the opportunity to utilise their land without a huge workload and stock commitment. Moving (Gypsy) Day is a big day for sharemilkers and farmers alike with lots to think about, but it’s not just land and herd owners who are invested in the annual 1 June move. For dairy assistants, managers and on farm hands, this time means movement for them and their families too.…

Sophie NZDC

Lockdown down under on a New Zealand dairy farm

Sophie Ferris, a student in the Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Agriculture course at Greenmount Campus, CAFRE, joined the New Zealand Dairy Careers ‘Live, Learn and Earn Programme’ in 2019 and spent 12 months here in New Zealand. She has written of her time here in New Zealand and of the programme - we are really pleased to share her story…

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A new season is on the way

The new dairy season is now upon us and once again, be prepared well in advance with recruitment and retention of staff is the theme. NZ Dairy Careers began a new initiative in February to further support this message with Chew The Cud Week which is intended to be the official start point for the industry for conversations about employment for next season...

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