NZDC Update: Train with us, Training Calendar, Letters from Valerie, Meet Trina, What employees need to know about M. Bovis

Hello everyone,

Another busy month for NZ Dairy Careers. As you are aware, we are always on the lookout for dairy assistants - the demand is huge at the moment. Our farmers are recruiting constantly and are happy to employ new staff throughout the year.

Our Kiwi students in Ireland are having a wonderful time on the Emerald Isle and we love hearing how they are getting on. If you are interested in the Ireland farm exchange, please contact us and we will be happy to create a plan to get you over there.

Joanne Taylor

Our Training Programmes

NZ Dairy Careers is devoted to excellence in training, learning and developing leaders to make a positive contribution to New Zealand's dairy industry. Learning is flexible and tailored to give you the latest dairy industry methods, information and expertise to accelerate your career, allowing you to earn and learn at the same time!

Our Training and Development Management team will help you set individual goals and keep you on track with regular contact and mentoring to ensure your career aspirations become a reality. We offer fully flexible options and are happy to place you in a job or work around your existing position.

Applications are open throughout the year - our training reflects the seasonality of the industry, so your learning is continuous and can be implemented on the farm straight away.

Training Calendar

horoughly-trained student employees perform their jobs well and become assets to their employer. Please make a note of the dates below and ensure you arrive at least 5 minutes before the start time:

Training Date Time Presenter
Farmlands Feed Mill Visit and Nutritional Discussion 5th April 5:30 - 7:00pm Farmlands
Jersey Stud Genetics 12th April 11am - 1pm Glenalla Farm, Nick Gilbert
People Management 16th April 6:15 - 8:00 DairyNZ, John Greer
Fencing 19th April 11am - 1pm NZDC, Graeme Taylor
People Management 24th April 6:15 - 8:15 DairyNZ, John Greer
Barn Systems End April 11am - 1pm Panetts Dairy
Synlait Factory Tour Early May Date and time to be confirmed
Health and Safety on Farm and NZ Legislation 3rd May 6:30 - 8:00pm Jane Fowles, Compliance Partners
Pasture Management 15th May 6:30 - 8:00pm NZDC, Tania Earnshaw
Pasture Management Walk Mid May 11am - 1pm NZDC, Tania Earnshaw
Pasture Management 22nd May 6:30 - 8:00pm NZDC, Tania Earnshaw

Letters from Valerie

I have been working in Rathkeale, Ireland on a small dairy farm with approximately 160 cows for almost 2 months in between travelling around Europe. It has been such an awesome experience and such a great opportunity to learn about a new dairy system.

Being able to work on a smaller farm has given me the opportunity to be able to carry more of the workload and take on more responsibility.

I would highly recommend doing the exchange through NZ dairy careers to anyone with dairy experience that wants to learn a different system, have a great cultural experience and that loves scenery that is similar to home (except it rains more here).

Meet the team: Trina Moore

Trina has been an integral part of NZDC since it began operations in 2013. A true Cantabrian through and though, Trina knows the importance of promoting a sustainable dairy model via staff retention and managing staff performance effectively.
Trina is also our international relationships liaison. She is passionate at building lasting relationships with overseas college’s and clients. Trina is the first point of contact for overseas student placement or training and is passionate about assisting candidates to reach their full potential during their stay in New Zealand.

If you are looking for a training programme or job in the dairy industry, contact us today! [email protected] / +64 (0) 3 971 5564

Mycoplasma bovis: What you need to know as an employee

Mycoplasma bovis does not cause disease in humans. It does not cause severe disease in animals besides cattle.

It does not infect humans!

Our farmers are coming closer to their culling dates for infected animals. Because it is impossible to tell if cow has the disease, if one case is found - all animals need to be put down.

Many farms are struggling to find staff through these already devastating times, adding to their stress. Farmers believe they are struggling to find staff on infected farms due to a misunderstanding of the disease; people to be afraid of what they do not understand. We would like to encourage people to not shy away from these farms. The experience of working through such an epidemic could be a real asset to your skills.

Keep in Touch

We pride ourselves on exceptional pastoral care for our students - past, present and future. Please feel free to pop in and see us for coffee and a chat or drop us a line if you need anything at all.

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Compliance Partners Health & Safety Update with Jane

Changes to HSNO Regulations

We are still coming across quite a few farmers and businesses who have not quite realised that from 1 December 2017 there were some changes to the way we manage hazardous substances in NZ. We strongly suggest you check out the following links to get informed. If you're around, we're hosting Simon Chapman from Worksafe NZ at the next Health & Safety Forum on 5th April to talk to us about just this - register below to head along.

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