In 2014-15 DairyNZ, Dairy Training Limited along with project managers Scarlatti joined forces to develop and pilot ‘Cow Skills’ a new stockmanship training programme targeted at farm assistants. It was hoped that the on-farm practical training approach would appeal to a segment of farm assistants who are not being reached by traditional stockmanship training. Along with supporting the development and implementation of the pilot, Scarlatti took the lead to develop and implement an evaluation framework, the findings of which enabled stakeholders to determine the success and impact of the pilot.