2IC – Dairy Sheep Milking

  • Rural Directions
  • Taupo, New Zealand
  • Apr 22, 2021
Full time Dairy Drystock

Job Description


Southern Cross as a sister company and supplier to Maui Milk has been founded on passion, innovation and hard work. Both businesses are leaders in the emerging sheep dairy industry in New Zealand, bringing pure wholesome sheep milk products to the world. Established in 2015, Southern Cross Dairy Sheep includes the country’s leading genetic programme with a new, recognised breed of dairy sheep - Southern Cross™ and a supplier to Maui Milk of both milking ewes and milk.  Maui Milk has a rapidly expanding supply base with Danone and their foundation customer who are global leaders in childhood nutrition where their sheep milk is used in their Karicare™ brand of infant formula.

For more information on Maui Milk please follow this link www.mauimilk.co.nz


Due to the expansion and success of Waikino, a Dairy 2IC is now required to assist the newly appointed Dairy 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, 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.


As well as a team player with a positive attitude and excellent communication skills the following are competencies required for the role:

  • Ability to understand the milking shed dynamics
  • Pasture management skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Tractor experience favourable
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Understanding of Health & Safety


On offer is an attractive remuneration package, with accommodation provided in the Taupo region which has an abundance of recreational activities to enjoy. There is a real opportunity of development and career progression in the upcoming industry of Sheep Milking in New Zealand.

Waikino Station is located on the Western Shores of Lake Taupo where there is an abundance of recreational activities to enjoy in the Taupo region including land, water and mountain activities. Central Taupo is a 50-minute drive away.

There are several local primary schools and high school in Turangi along with high schooling options in Taupo, with a bus available a short drive away.


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For a confidential chat please feel free to contact the Rural Directions team on 06 871 0450 (Reference #656125)

Applications close 5pm Sunday, 9th May 2021