Farm Manger- Mixed Cropping, Dairy young stock grazing, Breeding Ewes

  • mjandmwright
  • Mar 20, 2021
Full time Arable Drystock

Job Description

We are seeking a driven and enthusiastic individual to be a crucial part of our team on a mixed arable and dairy young stock grazing operation along with a small breading flock of ewes. The farm is situated on the Canterbury Plains halfway between Methven and Ashburton.

The Farm

  • A well designed and developed 380ha irrigated farm comprised of six pivots and one irrigation gun.


To apply for this role

  • You need proven farm management experience.
  • The ability to perform at a high level.
  • A strong focus on animal welfare and quality assurance is expected.
  • Knowledge and experience around cropping systems and be comfortable and competent with machinery.

Your attributes will need to include.

  • A good work ethic and positive demeanor
  • A can-do attitude with experience and ability to manage staff and contactors.
  • Good practical pasture and water/irrigation management skills
  • Excellent time management, communication, and collaboration skills.


  • The day-to-day operations of the farm whilst working closely with the owner to deliver quality results.
  • Increasing stock performance
  • A sound knowledge of health and safety with a positive culture around this topic is also essential.
  • Experience in recording on farm data such as applications on crops
  • Responsible for implementing the farm management plan and reporting on progress.
  • Take pride in your work and be honest, reliable, resilient, and flexible.
  • You will be required to work within farm policies and meet industry compliance.
  • A strategic and practical mindset will go a long way in helping and contributing to the development of the business plan and financial budgets.


With this farm being a mixed operation, you will need a genuine passion for farming to be successful in this role and the ability to problem solve. The purpose of this role is to allow us the ability to fall more into a part-time hands-on role helping as required during the busy sessions.

A four-bedroom house can be provided on farm which has recently had new carpets along with bathroom renovations and freshly painted.

Please feel free to contact me

Marthie Wright