Farm Manager - Waipuna Farm

Southland - Te Anau
Livestock Operations – Livestock
Permanent - On Farm
·         Are you interested in running a productive bull beef and sheep farming system?
·         Can you take over this simple all-grass farm system and execute plans to make it hum?
·         Farm Manager – Waipuna Farm (Mossburn)

We’ve recently migrated Waipuna Farm to a bull beef operation and now most of the set-up work has been done.  The Farm Manager has accepted an internal promotion so we’re looking for someone to come in and complete the journey to make this a highly productive farm. 

This new subdivision has run as a separate farm enterprise for the last two years.  We’ve improved the infrastructure and changed the system, which has taken it from low to high animal productivity.  There’s still a lot of potential and upside in terms of productivity and profitability – are you the farm manager who can take us there? 

You’ll have solid animal management experience and an eye for detail for animal performance as well as process improvement skills.  You’ll execute the plans for the farm and add value by bringing your own expertise and perspective.  You’ll have the support of a knowledgeable Regional Business Manager with hands on experience in bull beef systems as you settle in to the job and work to the plan.  It’s all sitting there, ready to go – turn this into reality!  This is a rare chance to get in, execute, and see the place transform.  
·         Strong, logical decision-making skills
·         Positive attitude and drive
·         Competence in using recording software and technology (Farmax, FarmIQ would be a plus)
·         Committed to high standards of Health and Safety, Animal welfare and environmental management
·         Passion for farming and an ability to bring others along on your vision
·         Current and full NZ drivers licence

Waipuna Farms is on 720 ha effective flat to rolling country near Mossburn (primary school, secondary school is in Te Anau or Lumsden), running approx. 1700 Romney ewes and 650 weaner bulls.  It’s located 15 minutes from Mossburn, 40 minutes from Te Anau, and 90 minutes from Queenstown and Invercargill.  Outdoor activities abound with great hunting and fishing, plus a rugby club at Mossburn, a good local dog trial club, and a soon to be formed social cricket club.  Pāmu has implemented a structured roster system and you’ll be instrumental in selecting the right split (ie 5/2, 6/3) to ensure proper resourcing for the farm as well as having regular days off to spend with family, friends, etc.

Pāmu offers a competitive salary plus benefits such as medical insurance, death and disability insurance, etc.  A recently updated three bedroom, double-glazed house is provided with this role.  The house has a good log burner with a heat transfer kit, wetback, and a good supply of firewood available.  There’s also a three car garage for your toys. 

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Tim Lissaman at 027 213 2654

We’ll be contacting qualified applicants as they come in so don’t delay in putting yourself forward.  The role will be closed on 19th February 2020.  
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.