Welcome to Dairy at Work. This site helps us showcase a variety of stories and initiatives from the New Zealand dairy industry and our farmers. Here you can find out how we protect the environment, our contribution to the community and the part we play in our economy.About Us
Sharing the farming story in schools is helping urban children, teachers and parents get a better understanding of dairy farming and where their milk comes from.
Stu Muir is a Waikato dairy farmer and, in contrast to some of the headline-grabbing stories you may have read about dairy farmers, Stu and his family are putting a huge effort into restoring natural waterways on their block.
Already the 15,000 plants in the new wetland on Gray and Marilyn Baldwin’s farm have grown to half a metre tall from when planting first started in May 2016.
Empowering farm staff to understand how their actions impact on the environment is as important to Mark Saunders as understanding it himself.
Mat Hocken has found adopting a more environmentally-sensitive effluent system on his family’s 1000 cow operation is also delivering positive economic benefits.
Are you keen to visit a New Zealand dairy farm with your class? Check out this short video of a recent farm visit to see how easy it is to organise and what your students might see and experience on the day.
The latest dairy industry statistics - national & regional
Farmers, the regional council and the Southland rural community owe much to Balfour farmer Aaron Wilson’s efforts to work more closely together to ensure dairying remains a sustainable, vibrant industry in the region.
Having a foot in the tourism and farming sectors means Sarah Coatsworth and husband Alistair are “walking the walk” when it comes to carefully managing their environment and operating a successful dairy unit.