[14 November/Dairy News]

According to a survey conducted by Dairy Women’s Network (DWN) the biggest challenges for farmers were people: having the quality staff, on-farm communication, managing staff, time to work on their business and not in their business and management. The results were presented at a recent DWN meeting by Chief Executive Zelda de Villiers. After people, the next group of concerns was public perception and portrayal. The survey also asked farmers why they were farming. They cited animals and being outside as primary driving force, with freedom of choice and freedom of their destiny following.