Sheep, Beef and Deer

From high-country stations to intensive lowland farming operations, pasture-fed products earn us around $8 billion in exports every year – this is a significant industry.

New Zealand’s products are in demand because of their high quality. Innovation and technology keep the industry competitive and leading the way. Genetics, management, and distinctive feeding options give a point of difference that commands higher premiums.

Our qualifications will set learners up for a great career, whether they're just starting out or managing all aspects of production, stock, and staff.

Career pathway

From starting as a shepherd, through to managing, owning/operating a sheep, beef and deer farm, the industry career pathway demonstrates each role description alongside the on-job qualifications, recommended skills and industry growth opportunities to support a successful life-long career.

Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) are committed to growing learners skillset and development, and financially contribute to every sheep/beef learner who enrols in a Primary ITO qualification.