2IC - Dairy

  • Rural Directions
  • 299 Saint Helens Road, Yambuk VIC, Australia
  • Mar 10, 2020
Full time Dairy

Job Description

Yambuk Dairy is a New Zealand owned dairy farm based near Port Fairy (Warrnambool region) in Australia, approximately 3½ hours west of Melbourne. The farm is based on a New Zealand production system focused on doing the basics of grazing management and animal health well.

The Manager of the property is seeking an experienced 2IC to work as part of the team milking 500 Friesian cross bred cows. The farm is 215ha with 128ha under irrigation and the single herd is split 50/50 (approx.) between spring and autumn calving. The likely requirement is for the 2IC to do 5 milkings per week with the flexibility to do more when staff are away.

Skills and attributes required for the role include:

  • Sound dairy farming experience with the ability to step-up and look after the farm when the Manager is away
  • Excellent animal health practices
  • A great attitude and work ethic
  • Good communication skills with the ability to work as part of a team
  • Profitability focussed approach 

The dairy industry in this region is looking really positive; this could be a great opportunity for a person or a couple looking to experience dairy farming in Australia for 1 – 2 years or longer if preferred. Professional development is encouraged by the owners and supported by industry partners.

To view a Job Information Pack or to apply, please visit www.ruraldirections.co.nz or phone the Rural Directions team in confidence on 06 871 0450 (Reference #8022).

Applications will be reviewed as they are received.