It was the year 2000 when the self-confessed former townie took a milking job on an Eltham dairy farm. Today, she’s still as passionate as ever about the industry.
“I always thought I wanted to be a pilot. But with no dairy farming background at all I took a job on an Eltham dairy farm milking to help pay for my flying lessons and I never looked back,” says Emma. “I milked there for a few months and in that time, I fell in love with cattle.”
Born and bred in the Manawatu, Emma comes to CRV with a solid foundation in the New Zealand herd improvement industry, including working as an artificial breeding technician, managing artificial breeding facilities, and working in sales and herd testing.
“What I love about the job most is the collective goal we’re all working towards, which is getting the best cows on the ground for the next generation for farmers,” says Emma.
Emma will have her hands full this coming mating season with about 150 CRV AB Technicians and their loaders to manage across the country.
With 3.94 million cows artificially inseminated each year¹ in New Zealand, our dairy industry is crying out for more technicians. Attracting new recruits will be a priority for Emma, alongside organising her technicians’ runs and managing any challenges that crop up during the season.