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    Forget 'London Calling' - How about the USA?

Reference no: 8HR948
Posted: 4 Dec 2017
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Missouri, USA
Duration: Permanent - Full-time
Start Date: Negotiable

Our clients run a successful ‘pasture-first’ farm in Missouri and are looking for an energetic dairy farming professional to join their team, making the most of kiwi dairy thinking where it fits into the practicalities of a USA farm system.

As the Dairy Production Manager you’ll drive performance, productivity and profit through leadership of the on-the-ground team.  Critical will be your operational and people leadership experience to date along with your ability to adapt to a new environment and your ability to apply your skills, and modify your thinking, to suit this new environment.

It’s a role with a difference and read on if you:

  • Are a dynamic and dairy farming professional focused on building your career
  • Can show us that you are up to the challenge of leading, coaching and developing others
  • Know that adding international dairy farm experience to your CV is a leap in the right direction

Focal Dairies, situated near Harwood, Missouri is a pasture-based operation, currently running c3300 cows and there are plans for further growth.  Running across three separate platforms, the key dimensions are:

  • A 1250-acre (c 500 ha), system-5 Autumn calving farm, milking 1400-1700 cows through a 50-bale rotary shed;
  • Another similar sized farm, Spring calving and milking 1600-1700 cows; and
  • An 895 acre (c360 ha) support block

Make no mistake; this is a challenging role in a business that likes to challenge itself.  But any serious professional knows that challenge equals opportunity and the easy opportunities to see in this role are:  the chance to be involved with a business that thinks strategically and plans for success; the chance to put your leadership skills to the test and build your career and reputation; and, of course, the opportunity for adventure in the US of A.

Critical for success in this role will be your skills in pasture-based farm systems, your ability to motivate and lead others and your exposure to large-scale dairy farming operations in New Zealand or the New Zealand style.  We’re not fixed on what your career path to date has been and your dairy experience may well be supplemented by other farming, off-farm consulting or support industry experience; but your passion must lie in turning grass into milk profitably.  To work in the USA you’ll need to be tertiary qualified.

So, if you’re mobile, agile and keen to develop your career, if you’re up for a new adventure and looking for an exciting challenge – we want to talk to you!