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Category: Livestock Operations
Location: Hawke's Bay

The New Zealand Farmers Weekly

Livestock Operations


Due to exciting developments within our Livestock enterprise
we have a new role available which will provide senior level
management and coordination support for our multi-farm

This Assistant Manager role offers a good mix of practical farming
as well as higher level monitoring, planning and pasture and feed

Reporting to the Operations Manager, you will:

• Provide management support and cover for the Operations
• Play an active part in the Livestock leadership team helping set and
implement policy and direction
• Manage and coordinate a team of Shepherd Generals which will
operate as a centralised team across all farms with a focus on
animal handling activities
• Plan and coordinate workloads which see optimal use of people
and equipment
• Measure monthly pasture covers, monitor grazing management and
maintain farm maintenance plans
• Understand how livestock finishing systems operate and have
insight into how to maximise these

Role requirements:

• Hands-on pastoral farming experience with a focus on pasture
management and high-performance livestock systems
• Strong people leadership and sound time-management skills
• A desire and ability to train and develop others
• Affinity for technology and intermediate level computer skills
• An appropriate tertiary qualification is desirable
• Driver licence essential

This is a role with huge potential requiring experience, drive, an
outgoing nature and a passion for farming and its people.
You will be well rewarded, get to farm in a great environment and
will be exposed to a wide range of innovative farming practices and
passionate people.

On-farm accommodation is available and, being close to town, gives
opportunities for those with family and singles alike with a wide range
of schooling, sports, social and outdoor pursuits in close proximity
along with employment opportunities for partners.

Learn more about our business at

APPLY NOW with CV and Cover Letter:

A full Position Description is available upon request from:

To discuss, phone HAYDEN ASHBY on 0272 931 682

Date Posted: 2018-05-22


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