Dairy Support – Shepherd General - Taupua

  • Waitonui Milltrust Group
  • Enfield, New Zealand
  • Dec 18, 2021
Full time Drystock

Job Description

Are you;

  • Looking for a diverse, true agricultural opportunity?
  • Are you good at thinking on your feet? A problem solver?
  • Looking for a new challenge?

Who are we?

The Waitonui Milltrust Enfield hub is group of Farms based in Enfield, Oamaru.  The enterprise oversees the management of 4 dairy farms and the 7 dry stock properties.   These comprise approximately 1510ha in platform, milking up to 5000 cows producing in the vicinity of 2 million kg’s of milk solids. 

There is a further 1200 ha operated as dairy support blocks for forage and grazing – which is under the umbrella of Taupua. 

Taupua’s role in the wider business is to achieve key milestones around live-weight targets for the replacement Dairy Stock and growing forage and crops to feed the Dairy Cows over the winter period.

The Role;

This is a varied role – and no day will be the same. We run approximately 2000 head of young dairy stock across the 7 farms annually, and have a very extensive cropping and regrassing programme mainly to provide the forage and crops to feed the Dairy Cows over the winter. But note that over the Winter the Dairy Farms provide the labour resource to farm the cows on our crops and forage, our responsibility during this time is maintaining the young stock on the balance of the properties.

There is plenty of support from the Taupua Hub Manager – who you will report to, and we have a fulltime fencer who you will work with as time permits. We also have irrigation on some of the properties so your role will be to shift this over the summer months where required. Although we are not linked directly with the Dairy Farms there is a lot of cross-over and we are part of this larger team.

This role would suit someone who enjoys stock work but also loves putting their hand into fencing, tractor driving, irrigation and any other general farm work required from time to time.

This role requires a team of only 1-2 working dogs.

This business is well resourced and supported by motivated owners, whose passion is people and the land and they strive to develop both! There is housing available, company vehicle, and your remuneration package will reflect the skills and attitude you bring to our business.

 Go on – make contact and have a chat with us, this may be just what you are looking for!!