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Category: Farm Manager
Location: Northland

The New Zealand Farmers Weekly

Experienced Livestock Farmer

Experienced Livestock Farmer

We are running a beef breeding/finishing farm about 20 minutes west from Warkworth.

We have approximately 600 beef cattle. We run 230 breeding cows and replacements – grow and fatten the progeny to works.

We are looking for an experienced Livestock Farm Manager to join our team.

The role is sole charge reporting to the farm owner.

The successful candidate needs to be able to take control and responsibility for the development of the stock on the farm. As a result, you will need to have at least five years of full-time farming experience, with relevant type of stock.

Preferably you will hold a relevant agricultural qualification.

You will need a proven understanding of animal husbandry and a high degree of stock management and finishing skills, and in-depth knowledge of Health & Safety requirements, awareness of animal welfare practices.

Self-motivation, initiative and an ability to work independently.

The role requires the ability to keep accurate records and reports and to do stock reconciliations on a regular basis.

You would be required to attend to maintenance and development of the farm.
Have fencing experience and knows how to use a chainsaw.

Your duties will include pasture management, herd management and tractor skills are essential.

We require a clear police history, no drug history and no health issues that will affect your ability to perform active farm work.

A clean drivers licence is required.

On-farm accommodation is available.

For more information please contact Ken on 0274 963 079

Please email a CV with at least two independent referees to:

Date Posted: 2019-06-07


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