People like this make New Zealand Tick!
Thousands of Dairy Farmers around New Zealand who get up very early every morning of the week and in some cases every morning of the year. Thousands of dairy farmers who work 15 -16 hour days, 7 days a week. People on the ground, producing export earnings are some of the people that keep New Zealand going.
This time of year their first job of the day will be to check the calving mob. See who has calved during the night (or since the last time they saw them, which may have only been a couple of hours ago). Making sure that no one is having trouble calving.
Get the cows in for milking and if all goes to plan be finished milking by 7.30 am.
Calves to feed
Sometime during the morning they fit in Breakfast.
Before the afternoon milking the day is filled with feeding out silage, setting up fences, bringing in newly calved cows to the shed.
By 3.30 pm it’s time to start getting the cows in for the afternoon milking.
The last line nearly finished. Now just the cleaning up to do.
And lets not forget another important worker.
The job would be so much harder without him. Good on you Spark!