School: Kamo High School
Tertiary: Lincoln University, 2014-2016
Degree: Bachelor of Commerce (Agriculture)
Current employment: Herd Manager
Job description: I am the Herd Manager for a 240 cow herd and complete their day-to-day management including feeding, milking and animal health. The farm is milking 400 cows in total and I assist in all other aspects of the farm including the support block where the R1s and fifty percent of the R2s are run.
Comments on the scholarship: Being awarded the Dairy NZ scholarship was a goal of mine throughout High School and during my first two years at Lincoln. To be awarded the scholarship for my final year of study was a huge help to grow as a leader in the dairy industry and cement networks for when I left. Now working on farm the relevance of the scholarship and ongoing support is a major advantage.
Future plans: To go contact milking in the 2018/2019 season then onto 50:50 sharemilking and equity farming either on the home farm or elsewhere by the time I am thirty years old.
Scholarship recipient: 1 year