Since Kayla Cutfield could walk and talk she has always said that she wanted to go farming, so that's exactly what she did! She spent many hours as a youngster looking through the local newspaper for working dogs to buy and train.
Kayla was at college in the South Wairarapa when her first real opportunity arose. She was able to complete one day a week of work experience with neighbouring Daisy Bank Farm, and absolutely loved it. From there she left school in year 12 to attend Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre. Kayla spent a year and a half there, completing her level 3 & 4 in sheep & beef and from there everything fell into place. Kayla started at her first job at Ngawaka Station in 2014, and was there for 18 months before moving on to Mangapurakau, 20mins from Waipukurau. Kayla has just finished up and is about to embark on her new adventures over seas.
"There is nothing better than a team of dogs & being out in the fresh air! Mastering things with your young dogs and to see them grow is so rewarding! Every day is another challenge which is what I love, no day is the same as the last."
In a few years time Kayla would like to be leasing her own land and being able to make her own decisions, doing things how she like to do them. "Also trying different ways of doing things too. A lot of farms seem to scared to try things differently, so they just stick to the same thing every year and end up with the same out come".
Kayla, you have a bright future ahead of you and we look forward to seeing how you get on. Good luck for your overseas adventures!