What should I expect
On a dairy farm, work tasks can change throughout the seasons. Find out what you can expect every day and throughout the seasons.
Keeping healthy and happy is essential for you and everyone you work with. Look after yourself with these tips.
Find out about different roster types and how to make a roster work for you. Is a long roster or short roster best for you?
Processes that should be in place
Systems should be in place for any business and dairy farming is no different. Find out about time sheets, health and safety, performance reviews, training, rosters and leave.
Where you live has a huge impact on how happy you will be in a job. On most farms when working fulltime you will live on farm in accommodation which is often provided for you.
Conflict is always a possibility when working with other people and needs to be managed well for an enjoyable workplace.
Bullying, drugs and alcohol
Are you or someone else being bullied at work? Is there a problem with drugs and alcohol in your workplace? You need to take action and find resolution.
Knowing what to expect as an employee on a New Zealand dairy farm can be difficult. Sure, cows are milked, but what else goes on and what exactly are the huge variety of jobs to be done?
EmployeeEmployee information, tips and tricks for working in the New Zealand dairy industry from finding a job to career pathways.
Employment New Zealand
Visit the Employment New Zealand website for more information on starting employment, leave and holidays, hours and wages, workplace policies, resolving problems and ending employment.