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Category: Production Manager
Location: Rangitikei

Rural Directions

Experienced Production Manager - Rangitikei

Reference: #878139


Te Hou Farms Limited is a large-scale farming operation, located 15km west of Bulls, in the Rangitikei region. Formerly ‘Flock House Farms’ they are milking 1100 cows at peak. The property is made up of 1224ha which includes a 400ha irrigated dairy unit and the balance is utilised for cropping and drystock.

Te Hou Farms are constantly making improvements, this year building a new fully automated, 80 bail rotary shed in September, this will be ready for the 2023 season.


Te Hou Farms is looking for an Experienced Production Manager, who has a proven track record and outstanding ability in management. The Production Manager will report directly to the Operations Manager, who will be present and available to offer support and guidance when needed.

The appointee will be responsible for the effective operation of all aspects of the milking process, including plant hygiene, feed management, animal health and ensuring record management and compliance is adhered to through recording and reporting, and also to ensure optimal health is maintained.


This role requires a strong planner with relevant experience and a passion for the industry. The successful appointee will come with the following:

  • A minimum of 3-4 seasons dairy farming experience with management experience (or 2IC) in large-scale dairy farming preferred
  • An understanding of the importance of feeding cows well and demonstrated pasture management skills
  • Understanding and confidence in all aspects of animal health –lame cows included
  • Staff management – you will be the team leader if/when the Manager is away
  • Animal husbandry skills, with a genuine care towards animals
  • High level understanding of Health & Safety policies and procedures.


The Production Manager role comes with an excellent remuneration package including a modern, newly renovated, four-bedroom home, with a log fire and heat pump. You will be in a great rural community, with the Marton Young Farmers club nearby and ample hunting, and fishing right on your doorstep, as the farm backs on to Rangitikei River. There is a school bus from the gate to local primary and secondary schools.

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to join the Te Hou Farms team!


For more information or to apply please visit or give the Rural Directions team a call on 06 871 0450 for a confidential chat (Ref# 878139).

Applications will be reviewed as they are received


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Date Posted: 2022-05-18


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