Exciting New Zealand Opportunity for recent graduates — Assistant Farm Manger that’s ready to grow

Exciting New Zealand Opportunity for recent graduates — Assistant Farm Manger that’s ready to grow
Farm details:
84 hectares effective
250 crossbred cows
Target = 100,000kgMS (400kgMS/cow)
GPS paddocks
New 24 aside herringbone cowshed
New calf sheds
New effluent clip tank and weeping wall
New water reticulation
My name is Aleisha Broomfield and I am 29 years old. I have grown up on a family dairy farm in the Waikato, North Island of New Zealand. Our family have 850 cows across 3 dairy units. I have just secured a 3 year 50-50 sharemilking position for the 2019-2020 season onwards, details above. I have a Bachelor of Agricultural Science with first class honours from Lincoln University and have worked as a consulting officer for DairyNZ. I have also tutored the NZ Diploma in Agriculture and done private consulting for farmers. I feel that I have a wealth of knowledge in a range of farming areas that I can teach a student or recent graduate. This role would suit someone who is really keen to improve their pasture management skills.
The Role:
The role is situated in Te Aroha on the North Island, some of the best farming area in the country. The farm is 84 hectares effective and we will be milking 250 crossbred cows targeting a long term average of 100,000kgMS (400kgMS/cow). This is a share farming setup. The farm owners purchased this farm 4 years ago and have a goal of making it a ‘model farm’. The farm is well laid out with a central race and new infrastructure making it easy to run. Our goal is to run a relatively low input system where we maximise feed grown and harvested on farm.
I am looking for an assistant manager/2IC who can assist with all aspects of running the farm; feeding, milking, pasture walks, tractor work, calf/heifer rearing, hygiene. My goal is to let the assistant manager to take on more and more responsibility as the season goes so that they can move
up to a farm manager role within our farming business or another. Ideally I am looking for someone to do 12 months from 1 June 2019 to 31st May 2020 with the option to extend. The remuneration will be made up of a salary and accommodation. The salary will depend on experience. We would like to keep the work hours at 48 per week. 8 hours per day, 6 days a week. After calving and mating more time off to travel NZ can be negotiated.
Most of all I am looking for someone with good values and a great attitude! It’s going to be a great learning opportunity for someone who is keen to learn the NZ pasture based farming system.
Contact: Aleisha.broomfield@gmail.com

Updated: 17th July 2019 — 9:45 am