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Assistant Herd Manager
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Job Type Full-time
Date Posted Sunday, 17 March 2019
Closing Date Sunday, 31 March 2019
Location Mt Hutt
Duration
Company Information Blackford Farming
315 Blackford Road
Rakaia Gorge, 7782
Website: http://
Job Description We are looking for an Assistant Herd Manager. The right applicant should be self-motivated, enthusiastic and hardworking. The farm is 303Ha, un-irrigated, with a 60 bail rotary shed, milking 1000 cows. The shed is fitted with ACR’s, auto teat sprayer and Protrac. All cows are wintered off farm. All young stock is off farm most of the time. We aim to rear 320 plus calves and all cows and young stock are DNA tested.
The farm is located at the base of Mt Hutt, 10 minutes from Methven, 40 minutes from Ashburton and 1 hour from Christchurch. We run a 6,2 roster for most of the season and a 6,1 roster during calving. The salary package is between $50,000 - $53,000 depending on experience, this includes, accommodation, firewood and wet weather gear. A two bedroom shared house is available. Pets are not allowed. No smoking inside the accommodation or on farm.
Qualifications The applicant must have a minimum of one years experience within NZ dairy farming. The role requires you to have a good understanding of cowshed practice, animal health issues, pasture management as well as general day to day farming practices. A high standard of overall farm tidiness is required at all times.
The applicant must be able to communicate clearly, work as part of a team, have a sense of humour, an eye for detail and show initiative when required. Honesty and reliability is also a key attribute. Tractor skills are required as we cultivate and re-grass on farm with our own modern equipment. Training will be given in this area. Ag ITO is encouraged.
The applicant must be eligible to work in NZ. Must have a clean police record. Must have a clean NZ driving licence and be able to supply two references.
We have a drug free work place, no alcohol or drug issues please. Pre-employment drug testing may be required. Content for a police check may be required.
Salary / Wages 50,000-53,000 total package
How to Apply Email tjmawle@yahoo.co.uk or call Tom Mawle on 021891938
Email CV To tjmawle@yahoo.co.uk
Contact Phone: 021819938
Contact Email: tjmawle@yahoo.co.uk

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