Calf Rearer - Waimakariri Dairy

Dairy Operations – Waimakariri Dairy Unit /
Fixed Term - On Farm /
·         Bring your passion for cows and animal welfare
·         Drive in/drive out position just outside Oxford, North Canterbury
·         Fixed term from August to end of October
Join our hardworking, supportive team and have good work-life balance
The Opportunity
Your day-to-day activities may consist of feeding calves, picking up calves, administering animal health treatments and processing calves through the cattle yards.  You will support the team at Waimakariri Dairy through their Spring Calving season.
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.
This is a drive in/drive out position which is fixed term from August till the end of October 2024.
The Farm
Waimakariri Dairy Unit is situated on Poyntz Road just outside Oxford, North Canterbury milking approximately 1000 cows through a 60-bail rotary with ACR’s, MilkHub and an in-shed feeding system.

About You
You will have a positive attitude and willingness to learn looking to develop and grow your dairy career. This is a drive in/drive out position, so reliable transport is a must.
You will also have:
·         An exceptional attitude to Health and Safety and Animal Welfare
·         A can-do attitude and be willing to try most things.
·         Calf rearing experience (preferred).
·         Ability to lift 20kg
·         Be punctual, reliable and honest.
·         The ability to work unsupervised and a good eye for detail.
·         Effective communication skills.
We offer a competitive remuneration package, as well as ongoing training and personal development to help you reach your personal and career goals.
Apply Now
Applications close on Sunday 16 June 2024.
Please don’t delay, send your application through today, as we will be speaking with strong candidates as and when they apply.
Got questions?  Get in touch with Kieran Johnson-Moat on

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.