If you like being outside and enjoy working with stock or machinery then an on-farm career in the agriculture industry could be for you. As herd and flock sizes have continued to grow, the need for farm workers is higher than ever.
It doesn't matter if you didn't grow up on a farm. All you need is a love for the outdoors, a good work ethic and desire to learn. The main industries are sheep and beef or dairying and we've listed just a few of the many options available to you.
One of the best things about working on-farm is that many of the skills are transferrable, meaning you can generally move easily from industry to industry.