Dairy 2IC

  • Rural Directions
  • Te Putu Road, Waihaha, New Zealand
  • Jul 20, 2020
Full time Dairy

Job Description

Maui Milk is a leader in the emerging sheep dairy industry in New Zealand, bringing pure wholesome sheep milk products to the world. Established in 2015, Maui Milk now includes the country’s leading genetic programme with a new, recognised breed of dairy sheep - Southern Cross™. There are two farms supplying milk which are located on the western shores of Lake Taupo - Waikino Station and WKT Farm. Waikino Station is 770ha and milks 2100 Southern Cross ewes through a 64 bale internal rotary sheep milking shed.

Due to the expansion and success of Waikino, a Dairy 2IC is now required to assist the Farm Manager and wider team. This is an exciting role where you will be involved in all aspects of the sheep milking operation providing the opportunity for you to further extend your knowledge and learn a variety of new skills. Key responsibilities will include milking (the roster system is 6 days on, 2 days off), lambing and assisting with pasture management. Due to the unique nature of the role a full induction of the farming system will be given including an orientation into the genetic/breeding programme.

Key to your success in this role will be your sound knowledge of dairying and pasture management along with your strong communication and leadership skills.

On offer is an attractive remuneration package, with accommodation provided in the Taupo region which has an abundance of recreational activities to enjoy. Should this role spark your interest and you have the skills required to continue driving this rapidly expanding business then we would love to hear from you!

To view a Job Information Pack or to apply, please visit www.ruraldirections.co.nz by pressing the "Apply Now" button or phone the Rural Directions team in confidence on 06 871 0450 (Reference #3225).

Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

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