Being a dairy farmer is moovellous!
A dairy farmer looks after farm animals, works outdoors, is part of a team and uses farm machinery and technology.
Being a dairy farmer can keep you fit, provide good challenges and is a great opportunity to learn lots of different skills that can also be used in everyday life.
Did moo know:
- Over 47,000 people have jobs in the dairy sector.
- About 33,000 of these people are on a farm.
- Farmers make enough milk to feed 165 million people - that's 35 times more than all of the people in Moo Zealand!
- There are lots of different jobs on a farm too - check my 'Hats on Farms' moovie out!
Farmers also play a key role in rural communities and contribute to the regional economy. Some businesses in the community rely on farmers to operate:
- Vets: to look after the cows.
- Mechanics: to service the farm equipment.
- Accountants: to help look after the money in the farm business.
- Cafes: farmers make the milk that they use to make yummy drinks.
Farmers have even been getting on board with helping kids learn about dairy through Rosie's Education programme
- 125 schools visited a dairy farm in 2017.
- 8796 children (plus parents and teachers) visited a farm.
- 76 farmers volunteered to host schools on their farm.
Farmers know so many things about so many things - they do mooch more than just milk cows!
Find out for yourself by watching my moovie Hats on Farms...