Dairy Farm Manager/Contract Milker

  • Rural Directions
  • 499 Whenuahou Road, Takapau, New Zealand
  • Jan 13, 2020
Full time Dairy

Job Description

Hilldale Farms is a family owned farming operation that has recently celebrated 100 years of Hunt family ownership. Located between Norsewood and Takapau the business comprises two properties, a 210ha eff dairy platform and an 80ha eff dry stock block Achamore, situated 10 minutes away. Currently 620 cows and in calf heifers are wintered with the aim to milk 580-590 cows at peak.

The owners are now seeking a Farm Manager/Contract Milker with a high level of self-motivation and pride who will treat the farm as though it is their own. The appointee will have full day-to-day responsibility for running the dairy platform including the management of cows, pasture and summer crops. People management including rosters and the overseeing of contractors are also key responsibilities.

A focus on continuous improvement will be valued as the owners are proud of their asset and work hard to ensure a quality operation. They are involved in overseeing the operation with additional support from a respected group of industry professionals.

Ideally the successful applicant will have dairy experience at a management level, however the structure is in place for a highly capable 2IC to step up and be supported into the next level of their dairy farming career. There will be a strong focus on feeding and animal health to optimise production across the herd and the Farm Manager/Contract Milker will be part of the operational milking team.

A warm, four bedroom home with good kitchen, double garage and in-ground swimming pool is part of the attractive remuneration package for this position. Hilldale is set amongst a strong farming community with numerous outdoor recreational activities nearby for you to enjoy.

To view a Job Information Pack or to apply, please press the 'Apply Now' button to visit the Rural Directions website -  www.ruraldirections.co.nz or phone the Rural Directions team in confidence on 06 871 0450 .(Reference #2508).

Applications close 5pm Monday, 3rd February 2020.