Name: Ruel Sanchez
Training institute: Dairy Training Limited
Qualification: New Zealand Diploma of Agribusiness Management
Background: Ruel began his career in dairy farming as a farm assistant in 2008 after migrating from the Philippines to New Zealand. He is now the proud owner of his contract milking agribusiness that he registered in 2018. He is excited about the future with marriage to Rizzamy in April 2019 and New Zealand Citizenship in 2020 to look forward to.
“I have worked my way through the career ladder by taking PrimaryITO courses at levels 3, 4 and 5 culminating in completing the Diploma which I graduate with in March 2019.”
Reasons/benefits of completing the New Zealand Diploma of Agribusiness Management: “The diploma enabled me to move from herd manager to contract milker which now running an agribusiness milking 290 cows. I knew that I needed more knowledge hence the decision to undertake the diploma course. I now understand the impact and threat of climate change and how to mitigate them.”
People management and knowledge of budgeting and financial management are the other benefits of the diploma. With this knowledge Ruel made his decision to go into business with confidence based on the profitability and sustainability of his calculations.
Future goals: Ruel and Rizzamy are looking forward to becoming New Zealand Citizens and developing their contract milking business to, eventually, becoming 50:50 sharemilkers with their own herd of cows.
“The future is definitely a bright one for us.”