Dairy Farm Assistant - Earnslaw Organic Farm

Waikato- Central Plateau - Taupo, New Zealand
Dairy Operations – Dairy
Permanent - On Farm
·       Looking to grow your skills as a Dairy Assistant?
·       Want to work with dairy cows and young stock?
·       Dairy Assistant – 1 to 2 yrs exp – Taupo area – Earnslaw Organic farm - Taupo

Our next DA will have experience working in dairy and will be eager to learn and grow.  Your positive attitude will mean that you’ll embrace the unique environment of this farm. 
Organic farms have a higher requirement for record keeping – which keeps the Farm Manager quite busy.  This means that this role is a little more varied than your standard DA role.  Your day to day will involve bringing the cows in for milking, doing the milking, shifting both the cows and the young stock, etc. 
You’ll be trained to provide / administer homeopathic treatment as well as marking to keep our cows healthy.  You’ll receive additional training for treating lame cows.  Most importantly, we’re all about keeping our animals healthy with positive preventative treatment.  Excellent animal husbandry skills as well as a high standard of health and safety will be the keys to success in this role. Having tractor driving and feeding out experience would be an advantage.

We have a robust health and safety regime at Pāmu, and have well maintained, up to date farm equipment that you’ll be able to use.  After your competency assessed and safety trained, you’ll be able to use the ute, tractor, side by side, two wheeler, etc., to get your job done. 

Earnslaw Organic Farm is located less than 15 minutes from Taupo and will milk 860 cows through a 54 bail rotary shed. 
You will bring:
·     1-2 years Dairy Assistant experience
·     Eager and willingness to learn
·     Effective communication skills
·     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
·     Ideally tractor driving and feeding out experience
There is a 2 bedroom duplex available for accommodation.

For more details about this role, please call Glenn Edwards – Farm Manager on 027 706 8826.

Applications will close at 5pm Friday 22 May 2020.
We are committed to providing a safe and drug free workplace and the successful applicant will be required to pass a drug test and complete a criminal background check.
You must have the legal right to work in New Zealand to be considered for this role. To submit your covering letter and CV, please apply below.

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.  

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.  

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.

Pāmu is recognised within New Zealand and internationally as standing for best practice and sustainability.  We have a strong culture of safety and respect for the land, our people, and the animals under our care.  We’re a State-Owned-Enterprise with a nationwide portfolio of farms that produce milk, beef, lamb, wool, venison, deer velvet, wood and more.  Pāmu strives to be a leader in New Zealand agriculture, carefully creating natural products of high quality.