Experienced Farm Manager for a 1400 cow farm

$90,000 - $100,000 yearly
  • Riverlock Dairy Farm Limited
  • 2468 Waioeka Rd, Ōpōtiki, New Zealand
  • Jul 05, 2021
Full time Dairy

Job Description

About the location:

Opotiki is a small rural town surrounded by beautiful beaches and rivers, there is the Motu Trails which is a cycle/walk way around the outskirts of town, we have an annual competition called the motu challenge which is swimming, running and cycling.

There are plenty of fishing, hunting and diving spots along the coast.

Riverlock Dairy Farm: 

The farm is located 10km outside of the Opotiki township. 

  • The farm has 1400 fresian/jersey cross dairy cows.
  • 539ha (effective) of 80% flat and 20% hilly landscape.
  • 60 bail rotary milking shed with a large feeding pad that can hold up to 500 cows.
  • Feed: Grass, PKE, and sileage.
  • 7 permanent staff (FM, 2IC, and 5 FA's) plus casuals.


  • 4 bedrooms and 1 bathroom.
  • Stained glass windows in some rooms.
  • Fully fenced.
  • Mature orange and lemon tree.
  • Chicken coop
  • Newly painted exterior.
  • New roof to be installed between July and August.
  • Some work has been done on the interior.

About you:

  • At least 5 years experience in dairy farm management or assistant management role.
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills. 
  • Understands the importance of pasture management.
  • Strong forward and strategic planning and time management skills.
  • Confident to train junior staff and identifying what skills need to be developed through an external training provider. 
  • Must pass a pre employment drug test and police check. 
  • Must be living in New Zealand to apply. 
  • Visa holders must have a current working visa to apply.

Please send your CV and cover letter to Roimata (HR/H&S Coordinator) at info@riverlock.co.nz, please ensure that you have at least three (current) referees.