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Experianced Herd Manager/2ic

Payment: Paid Position ($45000-55000)
Location: Invercargill
Region: Southland/Fiordland
Experience: Experience Necessary

Herd manager/2ic required

Job Details

Role: Assistant Manager (2IC), Herd manager

Location: Southland

Position Start; 27/06/2018

Work Type: Permanent - Full Time

Job Description
• Be able to use both 2- & 4-wheel motorbikes and keep them and all farm machinery maintained to a high standard, as per farm policy
• Ability to use tractors to do general farm work including mowing, feeding out etc. with minimal supervision
• Assist with feed planning and management of as required
• Assist with pasture and crop management including weed and pest control
• Ensure the effective operation of all aspects of the milking process to maintain grade free standards
• Operate and maintain the effluent system to all regional council
compliance requirements and the employer’s additional standards
• Maintain all appropriate effluent management records
• Implement animal health program to maintain good health
• Assist with calving and the calf rearing as required
• Ensure all herd records are maintained
• Work with the contract milker to contribute to the Farm Business Plan
• Assist to manage repairs and maintenance schedule for all plant, machinery and
• Ensure all relevant company policies are understood and adhered to
• Assist to work within best practice environmental guidelines
• Applicants must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience, provide at least 2 verifiable references of relevant (dairy farming/agriculture) employment history
• Applicants must provide verifiable references of being health and safety compliant
• Must not have been previously convicted and be able to pass a pre-employment drug test
• Applicants must be physically fit and legally allowed to drive in New Zealand.

Please note, only short-listed candidates will be contacted

Accommodation: By negotiation

Hourly & Remuneration

Avg Hrs / Wk: 50-60

Rostered Time off: Single rotation
11 days on / 3 days off. With 6 days on 1 day off for 6 weeks over spring. August/september

Remuneration: By negotiation dependant on experiance

Farm Information

Farm Name: RiverEdge Dairies Limited

Farm Size (Ha): 295

Peak Cows: 700

On-Farm Staff: 4

Milking 700 cows through a 50 bail rotary with automatic cup removers. Protract weigh scales and automatic drafting. All cows are wintered on farm with young stock on an adjoining support block next door. The farm is well set up with good infustructure. Great support from contract milker, farm owner and farm consultants. Situated 15 mins from Invercargill city centre.

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