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Location Whakatane, Bay Of Plenty
Pay & Benefits Salary + house
Listed Mon 11 Jun, 7:50 pm
Type Full time, Permanent
Our 128Ha dairy farm is located just 10 minutes from Whakatane and we’re seeking a Dairy Farm Assistant to join our small team of 3. Our milking herd is 420 cows and we run them through a 44-aside herringbone shed with automatic cup removers. Our young stock are grazed off farm on our runoffs.

As a Dairy Farm Assistant your key tasks will include milking cows, stock work, fencing, tractor driving and all other general farm duties including a fair amount of manual work; therefore a good level of physical fitness is essential.

Ideally we’d like someone with some previous farming experience however our priority is to find a candidate who is highly motivated, willing to learn, able to retain information and skills, has a positive attitude, a calm manner with animals and is willing to get stuck in and learn the ropes.

We’re in the early stages of transitioning the farm from a conventional dairy farm into one that practices biological farming principles. We strongly believe that this is the way forward from an environmental perspective and it also makes good business sense. The successful candidate will be excited about this approach to farming and be keen to come on the journey with us.

The package comes with a 4 bedroom house and we’re in the Awakeri Primary School zone. Whakatane is a great spot to live and work; with great fishing and hunting on your doorstep as well as the lakes and mountains not too far away.

If you’ve got some previous farming skills combined with an exceptional attitude and willingness to learn and succeed, we want to hear from you.

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