Immigration NZ has tightened the criteria for migrants seeking work on dairy farms, requiring at least two years relevant work experience.
This is a response to the incresing number of dairy workers from the Phillipines and is a ploy to protect jobs for New Zealanders. That might be okay if there were locals willing and able to work on dairy farms but the rapid expansion in the industry has led to a shortage of good staff.
Note the word good – because any worker is not necessarily suitable and most employers would put the right attitude before experience when seeking staff.
Besides work on overseas farms may be so different from ours that “relevant” work experience it isn’t much use anyway.