Farm Manager - Central Hawke's Bay

  • Rural Directions
  • Waipukurau, New Zealand
  • Jun 15, 2022
Full time Drystock

Job Description


Braemar Farm is a family-owned 300ha property, located just 10 minutes from Waipukurau. Lamb and beef finishing is the core income for the business and cash crops add an additional income source to the farming operation.

This is a progressive farming operation and utilises flexible farming policies. Braemar Farm has the ability to capture seasonal opportunities resulting in financial gains. There is excellent infrastructure in place to support the farming system.


The Farm Manager will be responsible for the planning, management and day-to-day operations on this property. This is a hands-on role with a focus to maintain and improve the outputs of this already high-performing business.

Braemar Farm incorporates both fodder and cash crops into the farming system. The crop management would involve planning and preparation for the cash crops (maize, peas and squash) as well as liaising with all contractors.

There would be an approximate 50:50 split between stock and crop management, you will need to be experienced and agile with the management of cropping and stocking. There are certain times of the year when it is extremely busy, and you will need to be well organised to be able to capture the seasonal opportunities that may arise.


We are looking for a strategic Farm Manager to further drive this property's production. The ideal applicant will come with a proven track record in stock and crop management, a team of 3 – 4 working dogs and the following:

  • Stock management experience – buying and selling, finishing lambs, bulls and steers and strong animal health knowledge.
  • Excellent pasture management and ability to maintain and implement grass renewal programmes. Understanding of cropping requirements; fodder and cash crops.
  • General skills; keeping fences, yards and buildings in good repair. Mechanical skills would be advantageous.
  • Sound understanding of all compliance areas, including soil conservation and environmental aspects.
  • Well organised, structured approach with strong attention to detail particularly with written documentation and good competency with computer skills.
  • High level of communication skills with owners, contractors and farm suppliers.


The Farm Manager at Braemer Farm offers an exciting opportunity to use your knowledge to make your mark on the progressive farming operation. As part of the excellent remuneration package is a warm, tidy 5-bedroom home with a heat pump and double garaging.

Located between the rural settlement of Ongaonga and Waipukurau, there is a full range of schooling options available as well as partner work opportunities and recreational activities in the surrounding districts.


To view a Job Information pack please visit (if the link doesn’t work please copy it into your web browser) or give the Rural Directions team a call on 06 871 0450 for a confidential chat (Ref# 923499).

Applications close Sunday 3rd July 2022

Due to border restrictions, we may only be able to consider candidates currently residing in New Zealand with full work eligibility, or NZ citizens/residents returning home in 2022.