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Talking Dairy podcast 40: Contract milking part 3 Talking Dairy podcast 39: Contract milking part 2 Talking Dairy podcast 37: Contract milking part 1

Taking a planned approach to sharemilking or contract milking arrangements is vital for a successful relationship. This page provides information for sharemilkers, farm owners, and contract milkers, outlining the due diligence process, which means doing your homework about the business before you invest time and money. If you're a farm owner, you'll find ways to improve sharemilking relationships, while sharemilkers and contract milkers can learn how to maximise success with a due diligence process. Additionally, there are three podcast episodes covering different aspects of contract milking to guide you through the process.

Taking a planned approach to signing sharemilking or contract milking arrangements will help improve the chances of creating a successful relationship.

This information is designed for sharemilkers, farm owners and contract milkers and outlines a process for due diligence - which simply means doing your homework and finding out everything you can about a business before you commit your money and time.

View more about the homework process for farm owners or sharemilkers and contract milkers below in the Additional resources.

Talking Dairy podcast 40: Contract milking part 3 - employing a contract milker

In this episode, we wrap up our three-part series on contract milking. You’ll find out what a farm owner needs to know when it comes to employing a contract milker. How do you make your expectations clear, how do settle your new contract milker in, and how do you support them to keep growing in their skillset? Bringing the answers are farm owner and ag consultant Brendan Attrill, and Waikato contract milker Rachael Foy.

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Talking Dairy podcast 39: Contract milking part 2 - investigating a job offer

How do you figure out if a contract milking position is the right one for you? In this episode, the second of our three-part series on contract milking, you’ll get the low-down on investigating a job offer from DairyNZ business specialist Paul Bird and ANZ agri manager Sian Mitchell.

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Talking Dairy podcast 37: Contract milking part 1 - contract milking 101

How do you prepare to move from being a farm worker to a contract milker? What are some things to be aware of, what are the foundations for success, and how do you avoid the common mistakes? This episode is the first of a three-part series on contract milking. Joining us for the first episode to offer some top-notch practical advice are farm owner and ag consultant Brendan Attrill and Waikato contract milker Rachael Foy.

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