Farm manager Tom Buckley.

Owl Farm uses proven research and good practice and, importantly, encourages young people into the dairy industry.

 
 
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.

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

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

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.

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.

 

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