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Farm Manager

  • Dairy Grazing - King Country

Our client’s 820ha property located on the outskirts of Te Kuiti in the King Country has excellent infrastructure and pasture growth rates that reflect a strong fertiliser history. The Owner’s primarily run a dairy support grazing business, a custom fit system to suit the property and geographical location. Running mainly dairy heifers with a small number of sheep and cattle, the emphasis is on producing high quality stock for their clients. The heifers are set stocked during the winter period on this 100% grass based system, with baleage made on farm and fed through the shoulder seasons.

The Farm Manager will be responsible for stock and pasture management, production monitoring, animal health and some general farm maintenance. You will also be required to liaise with the dairy grazing clients’ therefore sound relationship management, planning and communication skills are all important attributes in fulfilling contractual obligations. A team of four capable working dogs, sound numerical and recording skills and an eye for detail will ensure success. The Assistant Manager reports through to this role and is keen to learn from your knowledge and experience in the industry.

On offer is an attractive remuneration package with a recently refurbished three bedroom home. Primary and secondary schooling is available nearby in Te Kuiti and there are a number of boarding schools available just an hour away in Hamilton and two hours away in New Plymouth.  

If you are someone who leads by example, is determined to achieve production targets and to foster long term relationships, we would love to hear from you!

Applications close 5pm Monday, 6th July 2020.

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19 Jun 2020

Work Type:
King Country
Westmeath Farms Limited
  • Dairy >> Farm Manager
  • Dairy >> Dry Stock
  • Dairy >> 2IC
  • Sheep and Beef >> Farm Manager
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  • Sheep and Beef >> Head Shepherd
  • Sheep and Beef >> Senior Shepherd