I am from the Philippines, Veterinarian by profession. I migrated to New Zealand 12 years ago with my family. I have one son (21 yrs old) and one daughter (18 yrs old).
Me and my wife are Contract Milkers of this Dairy Farm and been in this farm for 3 years now.
We are a Christian family and we are part of a small church in the area.
Contract Milking is our small business and our plan is to grow this business in the future.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
They will learn Filipino and Kiwi culture. The farm is own by kiwi farmer and is manage us Filipino with two other Filipino staffs. Travellers will benefit from Filipino hospitality. We Filipinos are very hospitable and happy people. Filipino foods are great!
Help with calf rearing during calving period. Help in collecting calves from the calving area and bringing them to the calf shed where they will be fed and reared. Milking and feeding cows.
Dairy farming is one of the main industries in New Zealand. It is an exciting career with lots of opportunities for those who have passion in farming.
During the month of June to mid- July, cows are dry - means we don't milk them. They will start to calve (give birth) from 3rd week of July to end of September. This time is exciting, we collect newly born calves everyday, put them in the shed where we feed them with milk for 4 weeks. The cows that have given birth can now be milked daily. The following are the jobs we need help from the travellers: feeding cows, collecting calves, feeding calves, milking cows, fencing. All these are done with my supervision or with my two staffs.
Very tidy one bedroom sleep-out with small kitchen. volunteers will also have their own toilet/bathroom.
Foods will be provided for the traveller. He/she don't need to cook his food. My wife will be the one cooking and traveller can have meal with us and he will be treated as member of the family.
Rakaia is the Salmon capital of New Zealand. We are close to Rakaia river where they can go for salmon fishing. Mount Hutt is Just an hour drive if you like skiing. Christchurch City is just 40 minutes drive. There are plenty of beautiful places around.
We are outgoing people, we like to go out and enjoy life. We also have church community with other Filipinos in the community and we gather weekly.
During their day off , workers can do many activities such as tramping, skiing, go to Christchurch City,
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
4-5 hours, Monday to Friday and off Saturday and Sunday