Reality Check

dairycareers_careerpathsDairy farming career paths. There is no fixed pathway for progression in the dairy industry.

Individuals choose what they wish to achieve and how they get there. If you have no previous experience you will probably start as a Farm assistant. This is the ideal role to learn about the industry and the jobs that need to be done. A good, positive attitude can see you progress very quickly once you have mastered the basics.

For many dairy industry employees, the ultimate goal is farm ownership. But in today’s dairy industry this need not be an exclusive goal. There are many opportunities to progress through the ranks - however you must fully understand the level of commitment that this demands. Regardless of what drives you it is vital you develop and understand your own goals and then plan and act to meet them.

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