2IC Dairy - Wairarapa

  • Rural Directions
  • Aug 02, 2022
Full time Dairy

Job Description


Taumata Island Dairy Farm is a privately owned 175ha, self-contained dairy unit, with an 80ha runoff/support block where all the MA cows are grazed over the winter. The property is based just 10 minutes from Carterton and backs on to the Ruamahanga River.

Currently running a herd of 500 cows at peak milking, through a 54-bail rotary shed this property has been through an intensive infrastructure programme in recent years, including last year fully re-developing the water system. There is an annual programme in place to ensure the upkeep of laneways and other areas of the property.


Working alongside the Farm Manager and two other team members; the team support each other in all aspects of this farming operation. This role will be a great insight into farm management as the 2IC will be required to step up in the Managers absence.

A key component of the role will be to effectively run the shed with set up and wash down, milking and plant hygiene. Other key responsibilities will include pasture management, animal health including lame cows and supervision and/or guidance of staff across the farming activities as required.


The successful applicant will be keen to learn and come with 2-3 years of dairy farming experience as well as the following skills:

•                    Strong stock management

•                    Feed and Pasture Management

•                    Animal Health experience

•                    Staff Management


There is a real opportunity to learn and grow in this role within a well-established farming operation that has excellent infrastructure.

Included in the generous remuneration is a modern three-bedroom unit on farm. Located just ten minutes from Carterton there are plenty of recreational activities, schooling options and partner work opportunities on your doorstep.

We are moving fast with the recruitment for this exciting 2IC role, so please apply today!


For further information and to apply please visit https://bit.ly/3cP8sRX (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# 942857).

Applications will be reviewed as received

Only candidates who have full NZ working rights will be eligible for this role.