Interest in dairy work builds up in the south-west

AFTER expressing difficulty in finding workers on his Bessiebelle dairy farm, Will McDonald received a few inquiries after an article in last Saturday’s edition of The Standard.

Mr McDonald said he had three or four phone calls about the dairy farmhand position.

“I am still working through them, but I think it will be positive,” he said.

He is offering a job with a three-bedroom home available rent-free to a suitable candidate.

Meanwhile, WestVic Dairy has announced a new project called Stepping Stones in Dairy to be launched on September 18 at the Farmer Forum day.

It is a resource developed by the Workforce Planning and Action project and provides a guide to career progressions and pathways in the dairy industry. 

Also in the pipeline is a job section on WestVic Dairy’s website, which will allow farmers and farm workers to advertise jobs and skills. 

The Farmer Forum day is at the Camperdown Golf Club, from 10.30am.

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