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Calf Rearer

Payment: Accommodation & Paid ($22-$27/hour (negotiable depending on experience))
Location: Culverden
Region: Christchurch & Canterbury
Experience: No Experience Necessary
Listing Added: 07/06/2022

We require a motivated and hardworking person to join our calf rearing team of three. This role will be fixed term from early/mid-July 2022 to about mid/end September 2022.

Daily tasks are:
*Feeding and training all calves.
*Checking calf health and identifying sick calves.
*Regularly disinfecting calf pens
*Cleaning calf feeding equipment.
*Topping up feed bins with meal and straw and so on.

* Other jobs such as splitting firewood, planting natives, and spraying weeds may also be available.

On the job training will be provided. There may also be an opportunity for some relief milking once calving slows down & finishes.

You must:
*Have a great attitude, sense of humour, a lot of patience and a sense of calm. (Calves can be frustrating!)
*Be confident and physically fit and strong.
*Be able to work flexible hours and in all weather.
*Have an excellent level of written and spoken English.
* Applicants must have the ability to get a work visa, valid driver's licence and will need their own car.

The hourly rate is negotiable depending on Experience, and fully furnished accommodation is available.

Kenmare Dairy is a family owned and operated property calving 1450 cows this spring. We are13km west of Culverden and 100km North of Christchurch. We are a 30-minute drive to the Thermal Resort of Hanmer Springs - with its mountain bike tracks, walks, hot pools and cafes.
If you are a hands on, responsible & practical person who is keen to learn, loves animals and wants to be part of an awesome dairy farm team please contact us by email with a current CV.

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