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Introduction to Sheep Dairy Farming Programme

Sheep Dairy – THE NEXT BIG THING in farming

New Zealand is renowned for its clean green environment and high-quality food production, and with research on sheep dairy stating the ‘industry is more environmentally friendly’ than its counterparts, it is crucial that those who transition into the industry have the professional knowledge and insight to be successful.

Our Introduction to Sheep Dairy Farming Programme is run in conjunction with Sheep Milk New Zealand. It is suitable for people who want to transition into this growing sector from other farming types. The course will deliver the skills and knowledge to transition into ovine dairy.

Why move into ovine dairy?

Moving to modern sheep farming involves professional knowledge and skills. A successful commercial production facility relies on quality decisions, routine husbandry and nutrition.

Training topics include:
  • Introduction to milk processing technologies
  • Pasture and feed management
  • Nutrition management
  • Selection and breeding
  • Sheep health & disease management
  • Intensive and semi-intensive sheep farming methods
  • Sheep reproduction
  • Lambing, lamb care and rearing
  • Flock management 
  • How to add value to dairy products
Entry Requirements:
  • Aged 17+ 
  • Have a commitment to embark on a career in the food and fibre sector.

Meet our partners

The experienced team here at Agri Training are delivering the training, but we’ve pulled in our partners – AgStaff and New Zealand Dairy Careers. Together we have a combined history of over 30 years in the rural sector; in training and recruitment across the primary industries. You couldn’t be in better hands!

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