Nov 02, 2019

Contract Milker - 400 cows on the Ruawai Flats

  • Double Two Dairies (2012) Ltd
  • Ruawai, New Zealand
Full time Dairy

Job Description

The Role

We are looking for an energised and progressive farmer to run our 400 cow farm on the Ruawai Flats. The farm will ideally be run by the contract milker, a second labour unit in addition to a calf rearer.

We believe in the dairy industry good people need to be given opportunities to develop and achieve. Because of this, we are flexible with how the role will be structured, from a Senior Contract Miller through to options regarding cow ownership and options regarding minimum production guarantees and potential spreading of payment to help spring cashflow. It is important for us to find the right person, and work with them to agree the best structure and progression opportunities 

The Farm

“Double Two” is a flat, centrally raced 150ha dairy farm on the Ruawai flats. We have a nearby 22ha run-off block in addition to a dedicated grazing block that is separately managed. 

We milk 400 cows through a 34 ASHB with a focus maximising grass grown and harvested. The system is based around pasture, silage and on occasion, PKE. The farm and infrastructure are to a good standard, with ongoing development and maintenance to ensure the farm is presented to a high standard and is simple to run. 

About You

We are looking for someone who is passionate about the dairy industry, a good communicator who can work well with their staff as well as the farm owners & farm consultant 

We expect you will be comfortable with dairy farming best practice including pasture management & recording, animal husbandry, health & safety and environmental compliance.

About Us

The farm is a family owned business, with neither owner living on the farm. Between the owners and the farm consultant we are always only a phone call away, but equally want to ensure you can run the farm like it is your own.

About Ruawai 

The farm is located 5km from the Ruawai township, which has a Kindergarten, Primary School, Secondary School, shops including supermarket & Farm Source and is on the doorstep of the Kaipara Harbour – some of the best snapper fishing in Northland!

Please apply with a copy of your CV to aidan.gent@gmail.com. If you have any queries please call Aidan on 027 610 9614


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