Dairy Production Manager - Landsdown Dairy

Otago - Balclutha
Dairy Operations – Landsdown Dairy /
Permanent - On Farm /
On-site
·         262 ha effective farm milking 650 cows, ACRs, Milk Hub Technology
·         Located 14 minutes south of Balclutha
·         Attractive salary, additional benefits and 3 bedroom house included
 
Bring your dairy farm experience, positive attitude and join our supportive team as 2nd in charge - grow your dairy career!
 
The Opportunity
We are looking for a motivated individual with great communication skills to join and support the team as 2IC.  Your day-to-day activities will involve bringing the cows in for milking, doing the milking, shifting both the cows and the young stock, etc.
 
You will support the Farm Manager in the day-to-day planning, coaching staff and running of the farm including include taking on responsibility for feed allocation, animal health, budgeting, and animal records.  You will work as part of a 5:2 roster system.
 
This role will also provide you with the chance to be the go-to support for the Farm Manager, which will involve stepping in to manage the operations when the Manager is on rostered time off.
 
Please note: We are flexible on start date for the right candidate, can be immediate or end of season.
 
The Farm
Landsdown Dairy is approximately 262 ha effective and utilises a composting barn.  Located 14 minutes south of Balclutha, we milk 650 cows using a 50-bail rotary with ACRs and Milk Hub technology. Recreational activities are abound, both inside and outside the farm boundary.
 
About You 
You will demonstrate strong people management skills, enthusiasm, and strong communication. As 2IC, this will involve taking a degree of responsibility for feed allocation and budgeting, and animal health/record keeping.
 
You will bring:
•                     Minimum 3 years dairy farming experience.
•                     Self-motivation, initiative and a passion for dairy farming.
•                     First class attitude to Health and Safety and Animal Welfare.
•                     Sound knowledge and experience in grazing and pasture management.
•                     Current NZ driver’s licence.
 
Benefits
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. The position includes a 3-bedroom house.
Apply Now
Applications close Sunday 21 April 2024.
We’ll be contacting qualified applicants throughout the advertising period so don’t wait to put your application through!
 
For more details about this opportunity, please contact Farm Manager, Matt Hamilton on 027 273 1554.

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.