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Awesome Farm Assistant

Payment: Paid Position ($20/hr incl holiday )
Location: Waitomo
Region: Waikato/Coromandel
Experience: No Experience Necessary
Listing Added: 11/07/2019

Our place....

We are close to the Waitomo Caves village, Otorohanga and Te Kuiti

Our farm is large, we have patches of bush on the farm, mountain views from the hills, cool limestone formations, a little waterfall & a cave! Its been our home for 10.5 years, we have only been a dairy farm since 2014 though.

We have lots of quiet(&friendly) jersey cows.

 

Why we need your help & what will you be doing.....

We have just started calving 666 quiet/friendly jersey cows. We milk our cows once a day so just require extra help for calving and mating.

Tasks will mainly be milking cows with either one of us(we are a couple in our 30s), or/and our farm assistant(shes been working with us since June 2017) and cleaning the cowshed, we will possibly require help collecting the calves and cows from the paddock, feeding calves and other tasks on farm

This job is a fixed term position for calving and mating so we require someone who can commit to being here the whole time as its not fair on the cows having to get to know someone else.

Job to start ASAP and finish in November (AI finishes at the start of November so we definetly need someone until then, natural mating finishes near Christmas so would be good if someone could stay until then but understand if they can only stay until early November)

We don't start as early as many other dairy farmers.... the earliest milking start is 5.45am during mating in October.... the rest of the time wont be earlier than 6.30am

 

What skills you require....

Not many really as we are happy to teach if you are serious about learning but...

We do need you to like animals, be nice to animals & not noisy in the milking shed(unless you are singing to the radio haha)

Our first awesome farm assistant was actually a 19 year old German girl who thought cows were a bit scarey when she came to NZ!

You must be able to follow instructions & not mind getting dirty as sometimes(well a lot of the time) theres mud & poo on a farm!

 

What we offer...

A minimum of 60 hours work per fortnight(most likely more during calving)

A 12/2 roster (so work 12 days then have 2 off.... you will have the opposite weekend off to our existing assistant)

A furnished house for $150 per week with wifi and power included 

We are happy to take you to town for groceries if you dont have a car

Gumboots, a farm raincoat and over trousers will be provided for your use on farm

Other info....
You must hold a current vaild visa

You must be in NZ

We have a no drugs policy 

This job is for 1 person only

 

Contact us now & let us know

-Who you are

-When you are available to start

-Your job history

and

-Why we should hire you

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