Health and Wellbeing

The Dairy Farmer Wellness and Wellbeing Programme that was led by Dairy Women’s Network focused on physical and emotional wellbeing, including reducing stress and fatigue, and building networks to support dairy farmers to improve their health.

This programme of work was funded by the NZ dairy farmer levy through DairyNZ and the Ministry for Primary Industries through the Primary Growth Partnership.

Physical Health Pitstops continue to be run by Dairy NZ and the NZ Institute of Rural Health. There is also an emotional wellbeing assessment, carried out by AgResearch, on offer.

These assessments provide farmers with immediate information about their health and, in many instances, have resulted in farmers taking action to reduce life-threatening conditions.

Nourish – Food. Family. Farm

Michael Van de Elzen, SealesWinslow and DWN have joined forces to bring you healthy, nutritious and hearty meals that are super fast and super easy.

Dairy Farmer Wellness – how well are we physically?

The Dairy Farmer Wellness and Wellbeing Programme that was led by Dairy Women’s Network focused on physical and emotional wellbeing, including reducing stress and fatigue, and building networks to support dairy farmers to improve their health…

Dairy Farmer Wellness – Stress and fatigue, what do we know?

Dairy farming can be a tough and stressful yet meaningful undertaking. Most farmers love the lifestyle and are willing to make substantial sacrifices to stay on farm and run a successful business. For some it does not work that well all the time and there are many opinions about the effects of farming on people’s lives. We have done research into finding out what is happening on dairy farms in terms of farmer stress and fatigue.

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