Fi­nal­ist thrives on farm­ing

South Waikato News - - WAIKATO DAIRY AWARDS 2013 -

By JEREMY SMITH It’s some­thing of a re­turn to her roots and Ohaupobased Kaylea Pam­ment is “really happy”.

She’s de­lighted to be back farm­ing – this is her first year as a farm man­ager – and equally so with be­ing named a fi­nal­ist in the Dairy In­dus­try Awards Waikato Farm Man­ager of the Year cat­e­gory.

Miss Pam­ment’s role is a sole-charge po­si­tion milk­ing 130 cows on 38 ef­fec­tive hectares.

She said the sole-charge na­ture of her job is just right as she looks to “find her feet”.

“I just want to learn and there’s lots of learn­ing to be done.”

Miss Pam­ment was raised on a dairy farm, so feels be­ing farm­ing is where she is meant to be.

Her move back into dairy had gone well and she be­lieves the com­pe­ti­tion will help her hone her skills.

“It’s the net­work­ing and the abil­ity to be able to have the con­ver­sa­tion about what you do on the farm, how you do it and why you do it.”

She also de­scribed it as a “good learn­ing curve” and was really happy to have made the fi­nals. “I’ll give it a good go,” she says. Long term, she would like to go sharemilk­ing in the next five years. “When it’s some­thing you love, it’s some­thing you will end up do­ing well.”

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