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Category: Farm Manager
Location: Hawke's Bay

The New Zealand Farmers Weekly

Experienced Farm Manager

Experienced Farm Manager
Unique opportunity to manage 680 acre organic sheep and cattle farm.

Location: Hawkes Bay

Pay & Benefits: To be negotiated based on skills & experience.

Type: Full time, permanent

Details: Our current farm manager is retiring soon and we're looking to transition in a new, full time farm manager. We are looking for someone motivated, honest and enthusiastic to join our team and manage a 680 acre organic sheep and cattle farm, with some cropping.

The role has varied duties. Prior experience and knowledge must include:
◦ Maintaining stock water systems - basic farm plumbing.
◦ Fencing - maintenance of existing and installation of new fences.
◦ Farm machinery operation, repair and maintenance
◦ Cattle & sheep management, grazing, stock work (docking, weaning etc.), animal husbandry, pasture management, livestock handling and irrigation. management.
◦ Hay management
◦ Some cropping/horticulture
◦ Business skills
◦ Computer skills
◦ Management of seasonal workers

Applicants for this role need to manage costs and maintain profitability, maximize productivity within environmental limits and lower risks. We are looking for a focused, fit, and self-driven individual who always strives to achieve the highest optimization in farming.

◦ Min. 2 years experience as Farm Manager
◦ Excellent work ethic and attention to detail
◦ Commitment to sustainable farming
◦ Good communication skills
◦ Proven leadership skills - working effectively alone and with a team.
◦ Accurate record keeping ability.
◦ A positive attitude towards Health and Safety, Animal Welfare and Environmental Management
◦ Full NZ driver’s license
◦ NZ residency or valid NZ work visa

Accommodation available.

For inquiries or to apply, please email your CV to:

Date Posted: 2018-05-23


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