Lead Calf Rearer

  • Kolmar Dairies
  • Methven, New Zealand
  • Mar 30, 2021
Full time Dairy

Job Description

We are seeking a Lead Calf Rearer to join our team in Mid Canterbury, 10 minutes from Methven. We are a system 5 family run farm milking 1,500 cows year round. We calve 4 times a year so there are calves to feed throughout the season. We are committed to zero bobby, rearing our replacements and selling most beef calves at 4 days old.

We are focused on doing things right and are looking for an experienced person to take charge of our calves on a day to day basis, ensuring our babies are healthy and fully fed. We run a 6:2 roster all year so you will be well supported by our dairy team.

You’ll be joining a very experienced team who are all passionate about the industry. We use data to make decisions, with our milkers wearing Allflex collars for health and breeding. We all love to learn so there is plenty of opportunity to develop your skills both on and off farm.

We are looking for someone with at least 3 years calf rearing experience, ideally currently working as a sole charge or lead rearer. You will need to have great communication skills, be confident in all areas of animal health, and able to use your initiative.

Remuneration will be based on experience and accommodation is available. You will need to live in NZ currently and able to pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test. Ideal start date is 1st May for our late autumn calving, however this is flexible.

Please provide a CV with your application, and you will be sent an application form to complete.