Matt and Julie Ross won the Sharemilker of the Year awards in 2007 at the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards. The couple was milking 800 cows on a 233-hectare property in North Otago, owned by Kelvin and Debbie Weir. Sharemilking gives young couples a chance to enter the farming industry without owning their own property – but the occupation is demanding and requires self-discipline and hard work.
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