Feb 28, 2020Full time
Piquet Hill Farms Ltd is a highly regarded and successful 1600ha family farming operation located in the heart of Te Akau, North Waikato. This medium hill country property runs a total of 24,000su which includes a high performance commercial ram stud along with a bull lease business offering quality service bulls to the dairy industry. A professional Farm Manager is required to run Piquet Hill Farms’ 1200ha, 15,000su sheep & beef breeding block which is the engine room of the business. The Farm Manager will report directly to the Owner and will co-ordinate seasonal operations/activities with the Genetics Manager who runs the adjacent 400ha block. Supported by a Head Shepherd and Junior Shepherd, the appointee will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the property which includes managing the ewes, dairy lease bulls, steers and heifers. Key to your success in this role will be your: Excellent stockmanship and capable team of working dogs. Experience in staff management with the ability to organise, plan and prioritise tasks. High skill level in general maintenance. Computer literacy and recording/reporting skills. Excellent communication skills. As part of the attractive remuneration package for this role the appointee can choose between two recently renovated homes on-farm. There is a local primary school, play centre and community sports complex all on the doorstep of Piquet Hill Farms. This is a great opportunity to take ownership and advance your existing management skills. 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 #6083) . Applications close 5pm Monday, 16th March 2020.