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Richard Wigram New Zealand Dairy Scholarship

Richard Wigram New Zealand Dairy Scholarship

NFYFC have been given the amazing opportunity to allow one of its members to take part in the Richard Wigram NZ Scholarship. Applications are invited from members aged 18-28.

Closing date for entries is 28 January 2024.

Interviews will be held in February at Sedgemoor Auction Centre, Somerset TA6 6DF.

1 x Return flight to NZ leaving June/July (2024) ready for the calving season.

There is a good list of potential employers, who will provide accommodation, many of whom have hosted our recipients in the past.

The duration of the trip is 8 - 10 months paid work and then up two months sightseeing etc. If you wish.

This will give those travelling an excellent opportunity to get experience of sustainable dairy farming - cows just fed grass and supplementary crops.

Wonderful scenery and the opportunity to experience many outdoor activities and a different culture.

I am having an amazing time - it's great out here in NZ. Everyone has been very friendly and I'm enjoying the work. Thank you for the opportunity, I really appreciate it. Currently in the North Island near Hamilton milking cows and sheep - I don't think there are many sheep milking flocks in NZ or UK!


Past Delegate

Going to NZ undoubtedly has been the best stepping stone for me in jump starting my career. I could never recommend it enough to any young farmer considering the opportunity.


Past Delegate


YFC Travel is generously supported by Young Farmers Ambassadors and NFU Mutual Charitable Trust.