Oct 15, 2019
Dairy Farm Manager & 2IC Featured
Ben Alpin is a fully developed, family owned dairy farming operation based 40 minutes from Napier in the Patoka district, Hawke’s Bay. The property is a total of 351ha with 240ha being utilised for the milking platform. The supportive owners live off farm however they are actively involved in overseeing calf rearing and managing the drystock aspect of the operation. Our clients are now seeking a Farm Manager (#2501) and 2IC (#2502) on a fixed term basis to continue the simple system they have consciously put in place for this very well run property. Cow numbers sit at 450 for the remainder of the season with the owners ensuring flexibility in the business to capture market opportunities through the trading of calves and bull beef. Milking will take two hours with ACR’s and a new teat sprayer being installed into the 60 bale rotary shed. There is also in-shed feeding and very good facilities around the shed including holding paddocks. The appointees will be responsible for the full management of the dairy operation including staff, cows and plant. To be successful in these roles you must be able to demonstrate your exceptional care for all milking platform stock through excellent animal health and management practices. Your tidy habits, attention to detail and sound recording skills are all important components of the role. There is an attractive remuneration package on offer for these fixed term roles including a warm, three bedroom weatherboard home or alternatively furnished single quarters. The farm is set amongst a friendly local community with the district offering a wide range of outdoor activities for you to enjoy. To view a Job Information Pack or to apply, please press the 'Apply Now' button or phone the Rural Directions team in confidence on 06 871 0450. (Reference Farm Manager #2501 and/or 2IC #2502). Applications will be reviewed as received.
Rural Directions 3986 Puketitiri Road, Patoka, New Zealand Full time