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Sheep Dairy Farm Assistant

$22.00 – $28.00 hourly


Last Updated: 22/11/22

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Job Description

  • Milk 600 sheep twice daily, assist with animal husbandry requirements, and perform general farm maintenance tasks as our new farm assistant.
  • Milking or stock handling experience is advantageous.
  • Reliable transport is essential.
  • Immediate start is available.

We need a Farm Assistant to join a family-run sheep dairy operation in Kirwee.

About the Role

As a Sheep Dairy Farm Assistant, you'll be involved in the day-to-day farm activities including the milking of 600 Sheep in a modern herringbone shed twice a day.

Other typical duties include bringing in sheep for milking, assisting with animal health, mating and calving etc., setting up and taking down electric fences, assisting with irrigation, weed control, and general farm and machinery maintenance.

  • Milk 600 sheep twice daily
  • Assist with animal husbandry
  • Perform general farm maintenance tasks

About You

Experience is preferred although not essential, and a background in farming would be very useful. You're able to complete tasks to a high standard and work well with minimal supervision. You're proactive, a good communicator, fit and healthy, and willing to learn.

  • Milking or stock handling experience is advantageous
  • Able to pass a drug test
  • Physically fit and healthy
  • Reliable transport to/from Kirwee
About Our Client

Our client is an innovative player in the dairy niche. Jones Family Farm provides nutritious New Zealand sheep milk and sheep milk cheese for everyday people seeking bovine and plant-based dairy alternatives and results from the need for a dairy alternative for food allergies within the founder's family.

The farm comes from years of research and development in sheep milk breeds, land use and nutritional values. They aim to provide you access to dairy products that are good for your health and the environment.

What's On Offer
  • Full-time, permanent role
  • Farm located in Kirwee, Selwyn
  • Immediate start available
  • Earn $22 - $28 per hour, depending on your experience

How to Apply

Please apply by submitting your CV/resume via the button above.

Applications for this position will close when filled, so please submit your application without delay. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Company Details

Allenton, Canterbury, New Zealand
We are leading supplier of staff to the primary industries: agriculture, horticulture, food production and manufacturing.