Dairy farm assistant needed for a Reporoa based farm
Herringbone shed on a 230ha farm
Salary is a negotiable $55-65,000 depending on experience
40-50 hours per week, 6 on 2 off roster
Shared accommodation is available for $7,800 per year for rent
No experience required
Applicants must have the following as per employer’s requirement:
• Must not have been previously convicted.
• Applicants must be physically fit.
• Applicants must be able to pass pre-employment drug test.
Job Description: Feed Production Management · Assist with any feed planning or the management of as appropriate · Assist to manage weeds and pests to maintain pasture and crops. Milking · Ensure the effective operation of all aspects of the milking process, including plant hygiene and somatic cell count, to maintain grade free standards. Effluent · Operate and maintain the effluent system on your farm to all regional council compliance requirements and the employer’s additional standards · Maintain all appropriate effluent management records · Know what to do when things go wrong. Animals · Implement animal health programme to maintain good health · Assist with calving and the calf rearing programme to achieve minimal losses and ensure high quality replacements are available for the herd · Ensure all herd records are maintained. Business · Work with the Dairy Farm Manager to contribute to Farm Business Plan · Assist to manage repairs and maintenance schedule for all plant, machinery and infrastructure · Ensure all relevant company policies are understood and adhered to. Environment · Assist to work within best practice environmental guidelines.
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