Category: Stock Manager
Location: Bay of Plenty
The New Zealand Farmers Weekly
Dry Stock Manager - Waikite Valley
A vacancy has arisen for a Dry Stock Manager on our 777 hectare farm in Waikite Valley.
You will be primarily accountable to grow and deliver high quality in-calf animals for our Tokoroa and Reporoa dairy farms.
Approximate numbers at 1st January were 3,500, 50% R1 and 50% R2 dairy heifers.
This is not a first appointment position as you will be required to take control and responsibility for the development of the stock on the farm, therefore you will have had large-scale farming experience.
You will also need to have a proven understanding of animal husbandry, a high level of stock management skill and in-depth knowledge of Health and Safety and Animal Welfare requirements.
You will of course be self-motivated, be able to use your initiative and be able to lead a small team.
The Ability to drive large machinery competently is vital.
Additional skills and experience required:
• Accurate record keeping and delivery of detailed farm reports
• Able to carry out accurate stock reconciliation on a regular basis
• Computer literacy
• Excellent verbal and written communication
• Excellent people management skills
• Ability to prepare feed budgets including pasture management and supplementary feed
• Ability to maintain and develop the farm further as required.
In return we offer a competitive salary, a 6 on 2 off roster and a beautiful, comfortable 4 bedroomed house with double garaging, swimming pool and outdoor bbq area.
The gardens are mature surrounded by trees and the house is on an elevated section.
Waikite Valley is only 35 kilometres from Rotorua and is in the heart of the geo-thermal area. There are hot pools and a golf course nearby, plus 3 primary schools, Reporoa College and Reporoa Health centre are only 30 minutes away.
There is also an opportunity for your partner to be involved in casual work on the farm.
Applications including CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mobile 027 446 9556
Date Posted: 2019-06-10