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Minimum 30 hours per week guaranteed.
• Accommodation is available - no pets
• Candidate must have at least 1 year of relevant experience
• Tertiary-educated professionals with a passion for a career in farming are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must have the following as per employer’s requirement:
• Must be physically fit
• Must pass pre-employment drug test
• Must provide a CV Must provide verifiable references of previous employment history
• Must have right to work in NZ/be NZ resident/Citizen

Feed Production Management
• Assist Farm manager to organize and control with any feed planning or the management of as appropriate
• Oversee the management weeds & pests implementation to maintain pasture & crops
• Ensure fertilizer implementation and irrigation requirements are maintained by staff

Milking
• Ensure that all staff carries out the effective operation of all aspects of the milking process, including plant hygiene & somatic cell count, to maintain grade free... standards

Effluent
• Operate & maintain the effluent system on farm to all regional council compliance requirements & the employer’s standards
• Maintain appropriate effluent management records

Animals
• Implement animal health program to maintain good health
• Organize and control animal calving and, calf rearing program to achieve minimal lose & ensure high quality replacements are available for herd
• Organize sale purchase of stock to achieve stock targets
• Ensure all herd records are maintained & transferred to the appropriate place
• Train and supervise staff

Business
• Work with the Farm Manager to contribute to Farm Business Plan
• Assist to manage repairs & maintenance schedule for all plant, machinery, infrastructure
• Ensure relevant company policies are understood & adhered to

Health & Safety
• Comply with health & safety requirements, adhere to policies & procedures
• Meet the above requirement by wearing all personal protective equipment
• Notify Farm Manager of new hazards identified and of any accident or near miss accident & complete Accident Report

Environment
• Assist to work within best practice environmental guidelines
• Help with major projects as required by the Farm Manager

Please provide us with information as to your eligibility to work in New Zealand – if you are on a temporary visa or if you are a New Zealand citizen/resident
Whanganui New Zealand

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Apply - Herd Manager Whanganui