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Category: Contract Milker
Location: Tasman

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Contract Milker - R Borcovsky Farm

  • Located 15minutes from Murchison in the Tasman District.
  • Excellent long-standing relationship with Farm Advisor.


Owners, Ray and Pam Borcovsky have been farming their property alongside the Mangles River in Murchison, a town in the Tasman Region of the South Island, since 1944. The business is a mixed enterprise comprising a dairy unit, dry stock farm, and a small Miro Appaloosa horse breeding unit, which is run by daughter Vanessa. The farm has extensive river flats and river terraces adding to the diversity of this property. The property has a good water supply, fertiliser history and infrastructure that makes it an easy property to operate.

The farm has a 160ha milking platform and milks 440 Friesian cows twice a day through a 40-aside Herringbone shed with automatic cup removers. The owner’s and overseer (daughter Vanessa) both live on-farm and have clarity of their own support roles within the business.


The Owners are seeking a Contract Milker who they can form a strong relationship with and support their growth within this farming business. A Contract Milker is the preferred contractual arrangement, however expressions of interest from those seeking a Farm Manager role will also be welcomed.

The appointee will be fully responsible for the day-to-day management of the dairy platform, have strong attention to detail, be neat and tidy and enjoy producing excellent results. The owners are very motivated to share their intellectual property and be engaged for a win-win outcome with the appointed Contract Milker.

There is an excellent long-standing relationship with their Farm Advisor and the owners would be happy for shortlisted Contract Milkers to be put in contact with him for a conversation.


As well as a strong understanding of managing a dairy farm the following competencies are required to fulfill the responsibilities of this role:

  • Staff Management / HR experience.
  • Excellent animal health knowledge and enjoys working with cows.
  • Ability to run to dairy industry standards and execute the basics well.
  • Have sound communication and reporting skills.
  • Proven pasture management and feeding skills.
  • The ability to take ownership of the operational management of the dairy platform.
  • Computer literacy (e.g. MINDA, Excel, Cash Manager).
  • Good attitude and willingness to learn.
  • Experience with machinery and maintenance.


  • Located in the Tasman district, the area provides ample adventure and outdoor opportunities and is a stunning location to live in.
  • The facilities and a large amount of machinery is provided by the owners and can be negotiated.
  • Children are welcome, and encouraged, on farm as long as all health and safety requirements are met.
  • This operation is run as a dairy system with low to medium inputs.
  • The Contract Milker will not have full day to day feed costs as the owners provide a negotiated amount.


Applications close Sunday 10th March 2024

Only job seekers who have NZ working rights will be eligible for this role.

Date Posted: 2024-02-23


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