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Herd Manager
Job Type Full-time
Date Posted Sunday, 16 June 2019
Closing Date Saturday, 06 July 2019
Location Mt Hutt, Methven
Company Information Blackford Farming Ltd
315 Blackford Road
Rakaia, 7782
Website: http://
Job Description We are looking for a Herd Manager. The right applicant should be self-motivated, enthusiastic and a hardworking individual to join our team. 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 $54,000 - $58,000 depending on experience, this includes, accommodation, firewood and wet weather gear. A farm house is available. Pets are not allowed. No smoking inside the accommodation or on farm.

We have a drug free work place, no alcohol or drug issues please. Pre-employment drug testing may be required. Consent for a police check may be required.
Qualifications Applicants must have 2 years’ experience with in NZ dairy farming. The role requires you to have a very 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 applicants 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. Good tractor skills are required as we cultivate and re-grass on farm with our own modern equipment. Ag ITO training is encouraged. Ideally applicants will have completed AgITO Level 3.
The applicants 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.
Salary / Wages
How to Apply Please call Tom Mawle on 021891938 or email CV to tjmawle@yahoo.co.uk
Email CV To tjmawle@yahoo.co.uk
Contact Phone: 021891938
Contact Email: tjmawle@yahoo.co.uk

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