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Job Details

Category: Farm Manager
Location: Waikato

Rural recruitment & people performance

Farm Manager - Maihihi

Reference: 8HR951


Are you up for a challenge?
• Halfway between Otorohanga and Te Awamutu
• Comfortable home with sleepout
• Fantastic leadership opportunity

Our clients operate a progressive farming operation encompassing three separate
dairy platforms and a number of support blocks. The smallest of the dairy farms is
managed independently, but they are now looking for a manager to oversee the
balance of the business for the 2018/19 season. There is a level of operational
cross over between the farms, with staff and equipment utilised to ensure maximum
efficiency for the entire business.

So what does this mean for our new Farm Manager? This role is more complex
than your ‘standard’ Farm Manager role, and is definitely not for the faint of heart.
You will be responsible for a number of aspects of this farming operation, including:
• the day-to-day management of a 700-cow, 240ha milking platform, along with a
further 220ha dairy support land is the key focus for this role.
• a separate 400-cow farm that has a trainee manager in place – while the trainee
manager has a good handle on things, he still requires support and mentoring
from a more experienced operator.
• management of a separate, 62ha run-off.

What we’re looking for is an experienced Farm Manager who is a self-starter and
has what it takes to look after this significant farming asset on behalf of the owners.
You’ll be fully supported by farm owners whose primary focus is your success.

Leading a large team, this is a role where your management and leadership skills
will be as important as your technical farming knowledge – which needs to be top
rate. It goes without saying that you’ll have had Farm Management experience and
you’ll be comfortable working in a mentoring and coaching space to upskill and
develop the existing team.

The larger farm has a 50-bail rotary, with a large 5-bay shed close by and a number
of other support buildings. There is currently a 16-aside herringbone on the second
farm, along with various other sheds and buildings that you would expect to see.

Thinking of applying? You will need to be an organised team player who takes pride
in their environment and job. It’s great that you’ll want to be independent, but you’ll
also have to prove you actively seek advice and assistance when it is required.

Are you likely to get the job? The successful applicant will be the one who
demonstrates the ability to add value and enhance the current operation, can retain
and upskill an efficient and focused team and can lead from the front
to achieve personal and business goals.

To find out more or to apply please go to

Applications Close 20 January 2017 | ph: 07-870-4901

Date Posted: 2018-01-05


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