Farm Assistant

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Payment: $18 Location: Te Pirita / Hororata
Region: Christchurch & Canterbury Experience: Limited Experience Necessary

We are sharemilkers looking for a dairy assistant to join our team as soon as possible. We milk 1000 cows through 50 bail rotary shed, with ACR’s, on 263 ha.  The majority is irrigated by centre pivot, with the remainder by 1 roto-rainer. We are situated at Te Pirita, 60km to Christchurch airport and 55km to Ashburton.

The general roster we work is a 7 days on 1 day off, then 4 days on 2 days off.  From mid July general farm jobs for the position would be bringing cows in for milking, milking the herd, cleaning the dairyshed and the yard and weed control. During calving jobs associated with this would also be included.

We are looking for a person who is honest, reliable, hardworking and who has common sense. We would be looking for an applicant who have had previous milking experience or ideally other farming experience. Because of our location it would be best to have a full drivers license and a car. We are located near the Rakaia Gorge where there are many walks, rivers and lakes. Mt Hutt is an hour drive away if you enjoy skiing. A partially furnished 2 bedroom house would be provided for accomodation. During spring the hours are long (50 plus hours a week) so this position may suit 2 people willing to split the role.

If you are interested in this positon please contact us to discuss the details further.