Farm Manager

  • Rural Directions
  • Patoka, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
  • Oct 06, 2020
Full time Drystock

Job Description

Glencoe Livestock Company is a business with a proud heritage located in the established farming district of Patoka, an area with a reputation for consistent seasons and excellent farming conditions. The property is a 560ha sheep, beef and dairy grazing operation that has seen significant investment across fencing, water systems and pasture/forages to ensure it is purpose-built to suit the livestock systems in place; the Owners place high value on improvements and aesthetics.

This mixed-enterprise farming business is structured to capture the seasonal opportunities over and above the status quo policy of mixed aged ewes, terminal cows and dairy grazing. All sheep progeny are finished and there is also a trade element on the designated clover finishing blocks as conditions allow. Dairy grazing Heifers arrive on-farm in December for 18 months, with two age groups on farm from December to May.

The Owners of this property are seeking a Farm Manager who is motivated to develop a long-term relationship with them and explore the possibility of entering into some form of equity partnership agreement in the future. From the outset of the relationship, an incentive for superseding agreed target growth rates will be in place for the dairy grazers as a mechanism of taking the first step towards aligned goals for all.

This Farm Manager role will suit those with excellent communication skills who are driven to measure results, document their planning and strategise in order to seek opportunities. Tools and support will be supplied for the benefit of all parties with a particular focus on utilising technology to assist in growing farm productivity and the appointees’ capability. FarmIQ (operational) Farmax (strategic) and Figured (fiscal) are the operating tools currently supporting the business.

Patoka has an excellent local community with a well-resourced school and early childhood centre. The three bedroom house on-farm has just undergone renovations including a new kitchen and extended living room with great views and deck. If progression is your focus then this role must be considered!

Employee references are available by request.

To view a Job Information Pack or to apply, please visit by pressing the 'Apply Now' button or phone the Rural Directions team in confidence on 06 871 0450 (Reference #2525).

Applications close 5pm Monday, 26th October 2020.