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    Dairy Support Senior Farm Assistant

Reference no: 8HR1412
Posted: 15 Jul 2021
Salary: Negotiable
Location: North Canterbury, New Zealand
Duration: Permanent- Full Time
Start Date: asap


Kia hiwa ra!


Ngai Tahu Farming’s Dairy operation currently consists of eight Dairy farms on approximately 2100 hectares of irrigated pasture, and a Dairy Support operation of approximately 720 irrigated hectares of pasture with an additional 550 hectares of mixed cropping at Te Whenua Hou (Eyrewell), half an hour north of Christchurch.


We currently have an opportunity for a Senior Dairy Support Farm Assistant to join our whanau. The focus of this role will be to support the Dairy Support Farm Manager and Dairy Support Herd Manager in overseeing 2000 R2 heifers and 2200 R1 heifers along with 200 carry over cows and 200 mixed age bulls. Part of the seasonal plan is overseeing a synchronised AI programme for 2000 R2 heifers.


What we can offer the successful applicant?

·        Top quality infrastructure and housing;

·        Farm systems which utilise best practice technologies and target top 20% performance;

·        Great opportunities for learning and career progression;

·        Personal development program with a supportive team environment;

·        Competitive remuneration including Health and Life Insurance.


Our ideal candidate will have:

We look for individuals who have the personality and expertise that can help us adopt and contribute to a circular economy which puts sustainability and people at the heart of everything we do:

·        One to three years farm experience, ideally in young stock and irrigation;

·        Fully broken in team of dogs (advantageous) and a current NZ driver’s license;

·        Strong work ethic and a willingness to learn and progress;

·        A commitment to Ngai Tahu Farming's quadruple bottom line;

·        An awareness and understanding of Ngai Tahu values and a willingness to learn tikanga and te reo Maori.


Ngai Tahu Farming is committed to kia hoki ora atu; ensuring everyone is home safe every day, so before starting with us, you will go through a range of checks, including drug and alcohol testing.


Nau mai, haere mai, tauti mai!