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Dairy Farm Manager

  • Hawke’s Bay – 450 Cows

Ben Alpin is a fully developed, family owned dairy farming operation based 40 minutes from Napier in the Patoka district, Hawke’s Bay. The property is a total of 351ha with 150ha being utilised for the milking platform. The supportive owners live off farm however they are actively involved in overseeing calf rearing and managing the drystock aspect of the operation.

Our clients are now seeking a Farm Manager to continue the simple system they have consciously put in place for this very well run property. Cow numbers sit at 450 with the owners ensuring flexibility in the business to capture market opportunities through the trading of calves and bull beef. Milking is down to approximately an hour with ACR’s and a new teat sprayer being installed into the 60 bale rotary shed. There is also in-shed feeding and very good facilities around the shed including holding paddocks.

The appointee will be responsible for the full management of the dairy operation including staff, cows and plant. To be successful in this role you must be able to demonstrate your exceptional care for all milking platform stock through excellent animal health and management practices. Your tidy habits, attention to detail and sound recording skills are all important components of the role. 

There is an attractive remuneration package on offer for this role including a warm, three bedroom weatherboard home with established gardens, an attached garage and sleep-out. Partner work opportunities may be available on-farm and a school bus is at the back door to a well-resourced excellent Primary School and Early Childhood centre.

Applications close 5pm Monday, 1st April 2019.

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8 Mar 2019

Work Type:
J & R Moore Farm Trust
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