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    Farm Assistant

Reference no: 8HR1376
Posted: 1 Apr 2021
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Roto-o-Rangi, New Zealand
Duration: Permanent
Start Date: 1 June 201

Our client is looking for a Farm Assistant on 145ha Farm in Roto-o-Rangi, 10 mins from Cambridge and Te Awamutu.

This is a System 3 farm with Grass Silage, Maize and PK fed out in the paddock when needed.


The farm is modern and kept tidy, we are Spring calving milking 480 cows through a 54 Bail Rotary with Protrack, ACRS & misters.    Sole milking will be required after calving and mating.


You will be working alongside the Contract Milker assisting in the day to day running of the farm.  Your duties will include:

  • Milking
  • Assisting with Animal health, you must be quiet and respectful around the stock.
  • Keeping the shed, equipment, and home clean and tidy taking pride in the surroundings.
  • Setting up break fencing & weed control.
  • Tractor work – inc. feeding out in paddock round bales and maize
  • Calf rearing – collecting from paddock and help with rearing


The ideal applicants must be able to:

  • Get to work on time!
  • Have the ability to work on own and/or take instruction 
  • Be able to drive a 2WD & 4WD and be capable of physical work
  • Be drug free and able to pass pre & in employment drug tests

On offer to you is a good 3-bed home and family friendly roster.  We encourage Primary ITO and participation in local on-farm discussion groups.  There may also be opportunities to attend off farm courses eg for animal health.  


There is a lovely local Primary School less than 5kms away and school bus to Cambridge High & Middle School at your gate.  We are a smoke free farm and have a policy of no dogs on farm, pets on request.


If you are wanting to learn and progress your skills by working with a professional farmer on a beautiful farm please apply, you must have at least 1 years’ experience of NZ Dairy Farming and are currently in NZ with either a valid work visa or Residency/Citizenship.