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    2IC - Northland

Reference no: 8HR1440
Posted: 25 Nov 2021
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Okaihau, New Zealand
Duration: Permanent, Full Time
Start Date: Flexible


Award winning business  l  Outstanding Northland location  l  Large herd, System 5

Confucius said:  I hear and I forget.  I see and I remember.  I do and I understand.

And if you’re serious about your dairy farming career look no further than this opportunity to catapult your learning and your career by working alongside the best, doing the doing every day that delivers outstanding business, environmental and people results.  

And without a doubt Okaihau Pastoral Ltd, based 15km from Kerikeri, is one of the best. As winners of the 2019 Dairy Business of the Year this business is all about maximising…

  • Feed, through meticulous attention to on-farm feed conversion and profit through the optimisation of smart decisions around brought-in feed.
  • Animal performance with 1100+ cows, split calving with a fully fed policy and excellent animal welfare practices.
  • Technology, with a 60 bail rotary with ACR’s and Protrack, and excellent machinery and equipment to support their precision farming system.
  • People performance through great leadership with a passion for our work that makes it so much more than just a job.


With a large herd, split calving and lots of moving parts in this complicated farm system, the 2IC at Okaihau Pastoral isn’t going to be a newbie. They’ll already have held a leadership role in a dairy farming business, will understand the importance of compliance and will be one of those people who can get stuck in and fix anything. Yes, Kiwi ingenuity (whether your born kiwi or not) is treasured here.


You’ll also have the maturity and resilience to perform in a business where scrutiny is a day-to-day reality. Whether it’s the people who can see the farm everyday as they drive along the road, one of the 16 owners who are invested in the performance of everyone on the farm, or maybe it’s your on-farm peers, because feedback and continuous improvement are part of what happens every day in this high performance environment.


And Northland is a beautiful place to live; beaches, bush walks, cycle-ways, it’s all literally on your doorstep. Three kilometers from the gate is the village of Okaihau and it’s a short 15km trip into Kerikeri…and did we mention the house? Four bedrooms, ensuite, WIR, 2.5 bathrooms, double lounge, new carpet and a woodburner…like we said, it’s all here for you.


If you’re an experienced farming professional with some leadership experience under your belt, looking for a long-term 2IC role or a position that could launch your career even further, then you couldn’t do better than to take a careful look at this one.


Take a closer looker at this farm here!