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Category: Farm Manager and 2IC Position
Location: Hawke's Bay

Rural recruitment & people performance

Leadership Opportunities On One Of NZ's Top Producing Farms

Not many can make the claim that they’re one of NZ’s top producing farms, and leading an operation of the scale and complexity of Ashton is not for the faint of heart!

  • 580ha milking platform, 2000+ cows
  • Split calving, System 4 – 5
  • 60-bail rotary shed with Pro Trac, automatic drafting
  • 1000 cow feed pad
  • Centre pivot irrigation & Roto Rainer irrigation system
  • Additional infrastructure investment budgeted for the coming season
  • Full time team of 11, plus additional relief support
BEL Group has farmed in the Central Hawke’s Bay since 1994 (29 years). Over that time the business has built a reputation as an employer of choice, embracing diversity and building a culture that supports careers, families and good business.

In the dairy season beginning 1 June 2024, and as a result of strategic decisions around the leadership on our farms as well as some internal promotions, there are a number of opportunities opening up across the group. At BEL Group leadership skills are prized in equal proportion to your technical farming skills, and we support our managers with on-farm technical expertise and the opportunity to grow and develop into true business leaders.

We’re excited to be looking for a dynamic leadership team for Ashton, the largest and highest producing of all the BEL Group farms. With a stable team already in place, we’re now looking for:
  1. An experienced and proven Farm Manager who will take the opportunity to put their stamp on a well-established and complex feed system to maximise production; and
  2. A 2IC who will bring their existing leadership skills and experience to support the manager and the team to achieve consistently high results
If you’re looking for your next management role, are keen to live and work in sunny Hawke’s Bay and are ready to work in a supported environment where your skills will be valued and there is opportunity every day to learn, optimise and tweak performance then you can’t afford not to consider BEL Group.

With a corporate structure that has worked hard to maintain a family feel culture that recognises it’s importance to a thriving local community, this is NZ farming at its best.

Apply today at and make sure you include details about which of these opportunities interests you, and most importantly, why!
| ph: 07-870-4901

Date Posted: 2024-02-21


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