We surveyed 512 dairy farmers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical dairy farmer. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a dairy farmer?

Low

High

Working as a dairy farmer typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a dairy farmer?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a dairy farmer typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a dairy farmer?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as a dairy farmer. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for dairy farmers.

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Do dairy farmers work full-time or part-time?

47% of dairy farmers work in full-time roles while 53% work part-time.

Is being a dairy farmer stressful?

Low

High

Stress is not uncommon amongst dairy farmers, with daily work sometimes being quite demanding.

Is being organized important as a dairy farmer?

Low

High

Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a dairy farmer.

How competitive is the workplace for dairy farmers?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for dairy farmers.

Does being a dairy farmer require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for dairy farmers.

Are dairy farmers allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Dairy farmers are afforded a certain level of ability to express themselves creatively, compared to other careers.