Milk Production
Milk Harvesting

If you like working with animals then the dairy sector could be for you. Milk production is one of Australia's largest rural export industries accounting for around 10% of the world trade in dairy products. The sector has led the way in developing technology and adopting skills to remain globally competitive.

As the national herd size increases to meet expanding demand, there will be additional opportunities for jobs on farms and in companies servicing farms. Often employees progress to become sharefarmers, receiving an agreed proportion of the income in return for inputs such as labour and cows.

Opportunities exist in gene technology, embryo transfer and artificial insemination as the sector aims for increased milk production.

Competent and skilled people are required in the sector including dairy farmhands, tradespersons and artificial insemination technicians through to supervisors and managers.

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