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Calf Rearing Position

Payment: Paid Position ($20)
Location: alexandra
Region: Otago/Queenstown/Wanaka
Experience: No Experience Necessary
Contact: Mel 021703320
Listing Added: 29/06/2020

We are a 1200 cow dairy farm in the stunning area of Central Otago looking to recruit extra hands to assist our senior calf rearer for approximately 8 weeks from 1 August.  It can be back breaking work but also rewarding getting the calves feeding and growing well.  Every new calf is taken off its mother and bought to our sheds where your role is to teach them how to feed from a feeder and ensure they get quality gold colostrum and then continue with the right quantity of milk and meal. These calves will be our future milkers and it is essential they are cared for well. The qualities that we are looking for are good physical fitness, patience, attention to detail, practical, enjoys working outside with animals, and has good time management. Roughly 40 p/w anticipated, with 6 days on 1 day off. Accommodation could be found in the local townships of Alexandra and Clyde 10 minutes away, and so your own transport is a must. While we will train you, farm and or veterinary experience is advantageous but not essential.  Work visa and drivers license are essential.  Must also have a reasonable level of English. Please no text messages! Happy to discuss by phone. 

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