Sheep and Beef Farm Manager

  • Ag First Northland
  • May 18, 2021
Full time Drystock Farm Services

Job Description

A great opportunity is available for a capable and motivated Farm Manager to join the team  on a beautiful coastal Sheep and Beef farm at Mangawhai, Northland.   The farm is located on the edge of Mangawhai with private beach access, a local village, fishing, diving and surfing all on the doorstep. This iconic 400 ha  property of which 173ha is in pasture is a mixture of flat, rolling and steep contour.

The stock policy includes breeding ewes and Rising one year old steers.

The successful applicant will have:

 

  • Professional qualifications and demonstrated practical experience in Farm Management.

 

  • Excellent verbal communication skills. The ability to report to and communicate with the BTRA board and residents.

 

  • A good level of computer literacy to enable the use of FARMAX software, management of electronic animal ID, electronic data collection and transfer of animal records, a farm mapping programme, a feed budgeting programme and good email communication skills.

 

  • The ability to work and contribute to the development of a business plan and financial budgets.

 

  • The ability to prepare, implement and oversee feed budgets encompassing animal performance targets.

 

  • Must be willing to take on responsibility, be confident at working independently and have the knowledge, experience and initiative to plan an effective, undirected day’s work.

 

  • Must be well acquainted with the seasonal feed requirements of the key classes of stock in terms of the animal health requirements and the ever-changing feeding priorities.

 

  • Must have good observation and deduction skills and the ability to act appropriately when situations arise.

 

  • A sound understanding of Health & Safety practices.

 

  • An understanding of the basic biology of stock, soils and plants i.e. reproduction, growth and health.

 

  • Must be capable of general farm repairs and maintenance and farm development including but not exclusively; weed control, fencing, water reticulation systems and general plant.

 

  • Should possess a good team of dogs and enjoy stockwork and working with dogs.

 

  • A high personal standard; discipline, loyalty, honesty and integrity. Must be tidy, both in personal appearance, the workplace and around the home.

 

A comfortable three-bedroom home and competitive remuneration package will be provided.

 

To apply, please email your CV including referees and a covering letter to:  kerry.keene@agfirst.co.nz

Applications close off 30 May 2021.

 

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