The Seasons

Working outdoors means working in all sorts of weather

When working on a farm, you'll quickly find out that the weather can be your best friend or your worst enemy!

No matter what sort of farm you work on - deer, beef, dairy, cropping, vegetable or even alpaca - your work will be dictated by the seasons. This can bring its challenges at times, but it also means that your work will vary greatly year round. Looking at the processes on farm across the different seasons is a good indicator of what work you can expect on farm. 

Dairying and sheep and beef are the most common types of farming in New Zealand. Use the buttons on the right to learn more about their yearly calendars.