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Sheep and beef farmer

Primary Industries

If you’re keen to live in the country, work outside and with animals, a career in sheep and beef farming could be for you. There are around 29,200 sheep and beef farms in New Zealand — that’s about 31.1 million sheep and 3.7 million beef cattle. New Zealand has a sophisticated meat industry with lots of career opportunities. Plus, once you gain the skills you can have your very own team of dogs!

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2 years of training usually required.