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Category: Farm Manager
Location: Canterbury

Dairy Farm Mangement Services

Farm Manager - Leadership Opportunity

Leadership Opportunity – South Canterbury

Our clients Bruce and Candice McGrath successfully operate a large scale
sharemilking business close to Orari in South Canterbury.

The property has a 524ha milking platform, peak milking 2100 cows through
a fully automated 100 bail rotary shed producing 1.0 million kilograms of
milk solids.

The dairy shed and all buildings sit in the middle of the square shaped
property with irrigation via four large centre pivots making it a very efficient
operation to run.

The property has an excellent range of improvements and modern
machinery which are well maintained. Housing is a modern open plan
3-bedroom plus double garage.

The business seeks to recruit a skilled and motivated manager to work
alongside the sharemilker on a day-to-day basis. This is a great opportunity
for someone to extend and grow their skills within a large-scale dairy

Candidates for the role will have the following attributes:
• A thorough understanding of dairy farming systems with strong skills in
animal husbandry and grazing management
• The ability to motivate and manage staff
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Be well organised
• A focus on workplace health and safety

The manager will have a strong focus on cows, people and grass.

Access to financial, compliance, and reporting will be available if wanted.
The sharemilkers prefer to be responsible for these areas solely.

The position start date is negotiable but no later than 1 June 2018.

Remuneration includes a competitive salary package and accommodation, if

This is a great opportunity for a highly motivated person to take the next
step within a large-scale farming business.

Applications in the form of a CV to: Dairy Farm Management Services Ltd.,
referenced “AMC 01 Farm Manager” Email: (Word or
PDF format).

Applications close 21st February 2018.

For further information go to or contact DFMS
Consultant Peter McLeod on 027-275-2695.

Date Posted: 2018-02-08


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