Meaning of share milker in English:

share milker


New Zealand
  • A person who works another's dairy farm for a share of the profits, often owning all or part of the herd of cows.

    ‘Then the share milker brought in a mongrel flop-eared thing, and he called his Sheila McSweeny.’
    • ‘Alastair and Sharon are share milkers on a farm just outside Dunsandel on the Canterbury plain.’
    • ‘Children attend this school whose parents are share milkers, farm labourers, horse trainers and horse breeders.’
    • ‘The awards encourage share milkers to take an objective look at their business, even if they do not win any major prizes.’
    • ‘Here his father was a share milker and with seven mouths to feed, his 40% share of the butter fat equating to ten pounds per week didn't go far.’