Calf Rearer - Discovery Dairy

Waikato - Taupō
Dairy Operations – Discovery Dairy Unit /
Fixed Term - On Farm /
·         Bring your passion for dairy farming and animal welfare
·         Fixed term opportunity from mid-July to November 2024
·         Competitive hourly rate, located just outside Taupō
Join our team at Discovery Dairy, milking 700 cows through a 54-bail rotary on 300 effective ha farm.
The Opportunity
You will be a team leader at Discovery Dairy Farm, working on a fixed-term basis over the calf rearing season.  This will be a fixed-term role from mid-July to November 2024. 
You will assist with rearing 200 replacement calves on farm over the season up to a weaning weight of 100kg come November/December.  The biggest thing you need is empathy, patience, and respect for animals. You will need to show regard for animal welfare and the Five Freedoms.
You’ll have great work-life balance as the team works to a 6/2 roster.  This is a drive in and drive out opportunity.
The Farm
Discovery is located in close distance to Taupo and is approximately 300 effective ha, which will milk 700 cows through a 54-bail rotary.
About You
You will have a positive attitude and good foundational calf rearing experience to be able lead the team of calf rearers at Discovery.
You will have:
·         1-2 years calf rearing experience (preferred)
·         An exceptional attitude to health and safety and animal welfare
·         The ability to lift 20 kg
·         Be punctual and reliable with reliable transport a must
·         The ability to work unsupervised
We offer an attractive hourly rate as well as ongoing training and personal development to help you reach your personal and career goals.
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 21 April 2024.
For more details about this role, please ring Tim Starkweather Farm Manager on 027 801 1611.

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.