Category: Farm Manager
Onetai Station is a1450ha (950ha effective) property approximately 15kms North of Awakino.
This iconic station has four kilometres of coastline and a range of natural features that the owners are in the process of protecting.
An ambitious development plan is looking to increase stock units carried and to lift animal performance. In the last four years stock numbers have been lifted from 5,800su to 8,500su, with a target of 10,000su.
A range of soil types and contour supports capital beef and sheep breeding, with most lambs finished. Trading stock are utilised when appropriate.
The property has been a Beef & Lamb Environmental Focus Farm for the last three years and has one further year to run. Farmax is used for modelling feed growth and its utilisation as well as livestock and financial performance. AgResearch Ltd has conducted fertiliser trials and modelled the green house gas profile of current and future livestock plans. All performance data is made available publically at an annual field day.
We are looking for applicants with:
• Livestock and pasture management skills
• Farm planning and development skills
• People development skills – including their own growth
• Budgeting and financial planning skills
• The ability to lead a team environment
• Strong focus on Health and Safety standards
Alongside the manager’s position, there will also be an opportunity for the Station Manager’s partner to be employed.
A competitive remuneration package with performance bonuses will be offered.
Accommodation is a comfortable four bedroom house with a local primary school only 15 minutes’ drive away.
Further study and development will be encouraged and supported.
Please apply via email to:
Stretton & Co Ltd
Applications close 5pm Sunday, 30th September 2018
Date Posted: 2018-09-07