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    Herd Manager - Wellsford

Reference no: 8HR942
Posted: 21 Nov 2017
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Wellsford, New Zealand
Duration: Permanent - Full-time
Start Date: ASAP

Awesome location and great support

  • Less than an hour to Auckland
  • 900 cow farm – 200 winter milked
  • Start ASAP

Waitapu Farms is one of the largest dairy farms in lower Northland. It is a high performing 330ha dairy farm on flat to rolling country close to Wellsford, Matakana and Mangawhai.   The farm has two cow sheds, milking 320kg MS last season aiming for 350 kg MS this season. Our ideal is to have one herd manager and farm assistant in each shed, with the Herd Manager ultimately taking responsibility for one half of the farm, including a team member.

To be successful in this role you will ideally have 4+ years experience within the dairy industry.  You will need to demonstrate:

  • An understanding of and willingness to learn more about pasture management
  • The ability to ‘think on your feet’
  • Sound animal health skills
  • People management skills
  • Be a self starter
  • Be a team player

You will also need to pass a pre-employment drug test and hold a clean drivers’ license

Good quality housing, a great team environment and the farm’s proximity to Auckland make this an ideal position for someone who is genuinely interested in pursuing their dairying career.

For more information on this farm click here