DAIRY FARMINGIT'S A CAREER AND LIFESTYLE
A dairy farming career is everything from caring for animals to learning new skills, enhancing the environment, and earning good money with career progression opportunities.
DAIRY FARMING ROLES
You’ll learn something new every day and progress quickly if you are determined, work hard and passionate about the environment, animals, business and people. More than 12,000 farm businesses employ over 30,000 people on farm, so there are many career opportunities.
“the career opportunities are endless – from getting your gumboots on in the morning, to being involved in the milk quality and service industry helping farmers, to working for multi-national companies overseas.”
Sam Moscrip, 22-year-old Herd Manager
Farming career pathways
Dairy farmers have diverse backgrounds. It’s easy to change careers and go dairy farming.
Earn while you learn. Be part of your local farming community with Federated Farmers Apprenticeship Dairy.
DairyNZ is an organisation that, through research, events, services, education and policy; works with dairy farmers to secure and enhance the profitability, sustainability and competitiveness of New Zealand dairy farming. New Zealand dairy farmers pay DairyNZ a levy to support them.
Improve lives, enhance the environment, design the future
EMPLOYEE AND SELF-EMPLOYED CAREER PATHWAYS