Chris Lewis.

One in five people interested in taking up dairy apprenticeships are from Auckland and one in three people placed in apprenticeships are women.

 
Australian Agriculture Minister David Littleproud.

Moves by an Australian supermarket chain to introduce a milk levy to help drought-stricken farmers has backfired.

Jane Muir.

As in the other primary sectors, dairy is experiencing a demand for labour, says Jane Muir, DairyNZ people team manager.

Ben De’Ath, immigration law specialist.

A government policy of a compulsory stand-down that would send home certain migrant workers after three years is a ‘vote-catcher’ they don’t intend to implement, says immigration law specialist Ben De’Ath.

National Farmers Federation Australia president Fiona Simson.

Australian farmers are throwing their support behind a proposed agricultural visa, which the Government could soon introduce to ease the worker shortage on farms.

Waimate contractor – and rich-lister – Gary Rooney will back a South Canterbury irrigation scheme that was left gasping by changes in Government policy.

Dairy farming is a hands-on industry, but Frankie Stevens discovered that understanding the theory and business practices that underpin a farm is the key to success, comments Primary ITO.

Turning farmers into consumers is the objective of McDonald’s New Zealand farmer tours. 

The 2007 national Farm Manager of the Year award winner Emily Woolsey (32) and her husband Daniel, of Southland, had a good grasp of dairy farming, says Primary ITO.

 

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