Meat and Fibre
From the high country stations to the lowland intensive farming operations, pasture fed products earn us around $8 billion in exports every year – this is a significant industry.
Our products are in demand because of their high quality and it’s innovation and technology that keep us competitive and leading the way. Genetics, management and distinctive feeding options give us a point of difference that demands higher premiums. The opportunities are growing in an industry that gives so much to the economy and offers so much more than a job.
Whether your career's just kicking off helping out with day-to-day tasks, or you're a manager overseeing all aspects of production, stock, and staff management. Our qualifications will help set you up in a great career.
See how training is helping these young farmers achieve their career goals
Sights Set on Management
Training is proving a great way for Sam Clouston to fill gaps in the farming knowledge he’s been accumulating since boyhood.
Sam was raised on a family farm at Whitecliffs, Central Canterbury, and the 25 year old is now Stock Manager on a 2500 hectare Sheep and Beef property further south in the Fairlie area.Training Helping Sam Fill Knowledge Gaps
World Class Wool
From the rolling green hills of Waimate to the world’s most luxurious super yachts, the fine wool Harriet Gardner and her family produce is certainly one of a kind.
Several generations of the Gardner family have farmed the property and since 1982 they have carefully breed a unique flock of sheep featuring only black, brown and grey-coloured animals whose wool is now exported all over the world.
Their Merino wool is used to make exquisite suits in Italy and high-end fabric for furnishing super yachts. While wool from the Gardner’s own ‘Haunui’ breed (a 22-24 micron sheep) is processed by the family here in New Zealand and sent to Taiwan, Japan, Croatia, South Africa, the United States, Canada and all over Europe for use in handcraft projects.South Canterbury Sheep Farmers Help Keep the World’s Mega Rich Comfortable at Sea