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Category: Farm Manager
Location: Timaru

Farmers Weekly

Farm Manager Taiko

Farm at scale close to Timaru

Rooney Farms owns and operates a range of farming properties throughout Canterbury and North Otago. This includes sheep, beef, deer, dairy and arable interests.

Taiko consists of 1870 effective hectares made up of mostly developed rolling to steep hill country just 20 minutes from Timaru. A true mixed system we need a farm manager who has the skills to do this property justice and can execute a complex system at scale. Primarily a deer breeding and finishing unit, the property runs 1000 breeding hinds carrying our velvet and trophy genetics, 500 velveting stags as well as finishing 2500 weaner deer for other Rooney properties.. The property also finishes upwards of 7000 lambs and 400 trade cattle as well as wintering dairy cows and a small herd of beef cows. The role is supported by a team of five on farm, plus our in house Ag team who carry out the cropping and supplementary feed programme.

The successful applicant will ideally have:

  • A passion for, and experience with, deer. In particular an interest in velvet and trophy genetics would be an advantage.
  • Extremely high animal welfare standards.
  • Great pasture management skills and attention to detail - an absolute must in this intensive system.
  • An ability to build strong and effective relationships both internally and externally.
  • Strong planning and organisation skills as well as the ability to use technology (FarmIQ,  Excel, Outlook and Farmax would be advantageous).
  •  Exceptional leadership skills and the ability to run a large team.

The role comes with a large and recently renovated 5 bedroom home as well as a generous remuneration package. As a part of the wider Rooney Farms group, there is ample opportunity for a manager to continue to learn and expand their skills.

For an informal chat about the role, please contact the Business Manager, Victoria Magazinovic on 027 579 5870.

Applications close 5th May 2024.

The successful applicant will be required to pass a drug and alcohol test. To be eligible for this role, you must be available for an in-person interview and have unrestricted legal rights to work in NZ.

To apply for this job go to: & enter ref code: 6581135.

Date Posted: 2024-04-22


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