19 yrs has just completed a BTEC level 3 at Plumpton Agricultural College and is off to work for Brad Eyre in the Waikato region N Island.
Alex has just completed a BSc in Agriculture at the Royal Agricultural University and is going to work for
The Darby family near Huntly, N Island.
To be given the opportunity to work in New Zealand will be one of the best things of my life!
I'm really looking forward to working on the huge scale that NZ offers! I wish to be able to take experiences that I will be given and bring them back to guide me in the UK.
Liam performed really well for the Darby family and stayed on for a second year managing a 400 cow herd, he is now running a large herd in Dorset.
Joe Mellor 18yrs from Roweltown, Carlisle has a Level 3 Diploma from Reaseheath College, Nantwich. He has a job with Aaron and Frances Coles (who employed Emily 3yrs ago) nr Ashburton S. Island they have 2 herds of 1100 and 1000 cows.
MaggiePalmer worked for Tom and Leanne Heneghan at Raikaia about an hour south of Christchurch milking 1400 cows.
Brought up on a pig and sheep farm Maggie soon turned her attention to cows. 'I love cows!' was her response to 'why do you want to go to NZ?'
The following is an extract from her feedback on returning to UK:
Maggie is now a herdswoman for a 180 cow NZ system in Devon.
Laura Cable also worked for the Heneghans.
Laura completed a degree in Agriculture and Livestock Science at Nottingham University, her farming background was from a beef,sheep and butchery business.
Laura commented before going out