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Milk and honey

Jacob Parish has been working on his mother and stepdad’s dairy farm since he was only eight years old.
Adam was 23 when he officially became a skipper for a commercial fishing boat, but the sea has been a passion of his for his whole life.

Dairying dream

In June this year Khan began a three-year contract as herd owner in a 50/50 sharemilker on a 180-cow dairy farm just out of Matamata. This essentially means that as owner of the cows, Khan is responsible for their production and health, while the other party owns the farm.
From early morning until late at night, in all weathers and in all seasons, winemaking is all go.
Thinking of getting into the dairy industry? New apprenticeship launches
Far from being “just a job”, farming is now more about investigating new techniques and enterprises to grow the business than it’s ever been before.
The Western Bay's kiwifruit industry has already started recruiting for thousands of seasonal workers in an effort to avoid a repeat of last year's 1200-job labour shortage.
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Growing a career

Hawke's Bay's Young Fruit Grower of the Year Jordan James sees himself carving out a good career in the region's burgeoning apple industry.

Ahead of the herd

Jordan Smith’s short-term career plan is to head overseas to do an OE in Europe, where he hopes to get some farming experience so he can see how it’s done on the other side of the world.
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