Location Rotorua, Bay Of Plenty
Pay & Benefits 50,000 PLUS BENEFITS
Listed Thu 8 Mar, 6:06 pm
Type Full time, Permanent
We require an experienced 2IC for the 2018-19 season milking 570 cows on 182ha in Reporoa through a 36 ASHB with ACR's and in-shed feeding with 2 other staff. There is 62ha of irrigation pods. At least 2 years staff management experience essential. Duties include but not limited to detection and treatment of mastitis and sore feet issues. A good understanding of Animal Husbandry, be able to identify and treat metabolic issues in cows, especially in calving cows. Experience in calving cows and identifying calving difficulties. Experience in picking AI cows for mating essential. A good understanding of grass management an advantage. Be confident in operating a tractor with front end loader, loading and feeding out pke, pit silage and baleage. Be able to confidently and safely ride a 2-wheeler. You will also be required to help at run-off when necessary moving and drenching young stock. We run a 10 off 2 on roster. Must have a full NZ Drivers license as will be required to drive tractors on highway to and from run-off at times. Must pass a pre-employment drug test.

A tidy 3 bedroom home with log-fire and 2 bay separate garage is offered as part of the package. Primary school 5 mins and Secondary school and Village 10 mins drive. School bus at gate. Taupo 25 mins, Rotorua 35 mins.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.