Dairy Farmer - Job opportunities

Kaiahuwhenua Miraka Kau

Alternative titles

Dairy farmers feed, care for, and milk herds of cows on farms. They aim to get the cows to produce as much high quality milk as possible, cost-effectively.


Dairy farmers in charge of herds or running a farm usually earn

$45K-$51K per year

Experienced dairy farm managers and dairy farm owners usually earn between

$63K-$71K per year

Source: Federated Farmers/Rabobank, 'Farm Employee Remuneration Survey', 2014.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a dairy farmer are good due to high demand for experienced herd and farm managers.

Last updated 4 June 2015