Dairy Production Manager - Discovery Dairy

Waikato - Taupō
Dairy Operations – Discovery Dairy Unit /
Permanent - On Farm /
• Bring your passion for dairy farming and animal welfare 
• Step up in your dairy career & have good work-life balance as part of our high performing team
• Competitive salary, 3-bedroom home located just outside Taupo

Join our stable team at Discovery Dairy, milking 760 cows through a 54 bail rotary on 300 effective ha farm.

The Opportunity
We are seeking a driven individual who has a passion for dairy farming to join us on Discovery Farm as a Dairy Production Manager. 

Responsibilities include assisting the Farm Manager with planning and management of the herd and dairy operations, feed allocation and budgeting, animal health and breeding, animal record keeping, and staff supervision. 

We are looking for an individual with a willingness to learn new technology who has a passion to grow a career in the dairy industry.

The Farm
Discovery is located in close distance to Taupo and is approximately 300 effective ha, which will milk 760 cows through a 54-bail rotary. 

About You
You will have a positive attitude and good foundational dairy farm experience looking to develop and grow your career.

You will also have:
• Minimum 2 years’ dairy farming experience
• Ability to demonstrate leadership and motivational skills.
• Effective communication skills
• Excellent knowledge and implementation of grazing and pasture management, feed budgeting and profit maximisation or an exceptional willingness to grow your skillset in these areas.
• First class attitude to Health and Safety and Animal Welfare
• Self-motivation, initiative, and a passion for dairy farming
• Restricted or full driver’s licence

We offer an attractive salary with additional benefits, as well as ongoing training and personal development to help you reach your personal and career goals and a 3-bedroom house on-site.

The location has great schooling options nearby and has easy access to a fantastic range of outdoor recreational activities including water sports, hunting, fishing, and mountain biking. This role will offer an individual with a positive attitude the chance to develop their farming skills within a supportive team environment. 
Apply Now
Applications close Sunday 14 April 2024.

For more details about this role, please ring Tim Starkweather Farm Manager on starkweathert@landcorp.co.nz.

To be eligible for this role, you must be available for an in-person interview and have unrestricted legal rights to work in New Zealand. We are unable to accept applicants on temporary work visas for permanent opportunities.

Pāmu provides a safe workplace and the successful applicant will be required to pass a drug and alcohol test and undergo a criminal background check prior to being appointed.  

Our values are core to who we are at Pāmu and the way that we all work together.  We are Grounded, Genuine, Bold, and Shoulder-to-Shoulder. To read more, click on this link to see them on our website. To see what it's like to work in our Dairy team, click on this link to see A Day In The Life of a Dairy Assistant at Pāmu, or to learn about what our Livestock team is all about, click on this link to see A Day In The Life of a Shepherd at Pāmu.

Pāmu is the brand name for Landcorp Farming Limited, and successful applicants will be employed by Landcorp Farming Limited.