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Dairy Assistant with Basic Farming Experience

NZ Dairy Careers

Last Updated: 14/10/21

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Job Description

Based in Mid Canterbury on a farm with in great community environment

Who we are

NZ Dairy Careers is based in Mid Canterbury. We are committed to retaining and developing people within the dairy industry. We pride ourselves on matching candidates with the right employer to develop skilled and motivated employees in the dairy industry.

We support all our candidates while on-farm and provide mentoring, pastoral care and training and development opportunities. This close involvement with the employer and candidate guarantees favourable results and supports the long-term growth of New Zealand’s dairy industry.

What we need

We are currently seeking a Dairy Assistant with basic farming experience to join a team in a great community environment where people much in together to get the job done.

The farm is 272ha with pivot and K Line milking 1150 cows through a modern 50 bale rotary cowshed. Average hours is 50/week and roster is 6 days on / 2 days off.

Remuneration is by negotiation, with monthly bonus system and benefits. Shared accommodation is available.

Duties include milking, bringing in cows for milking, assisting with animal health, mating and calving. Setting up and taking down temporary electric fences, assisting with irrigation, weed control and general farm and machinery maintenance.

A background in farming would be desirable.

Essential Requirements
• Current CV with 2 contactable work references
• Pass a drug test
• Current license
• Reliable transport



Company Details

Winchmore, Canterbury, New Zealand
The New Zealand Dairy Careers Programme is your opportunity to Live, Learn & Earn from the world’s smartest dairy producers - right here in New Zealand.