Autumn Calf Rearer - Exeter

Waikato - Taupō
Dairy Operations – Exeter Pastoral Rearing /
Fixed Term - On Farm /
·         Join our calf rearing team for Autumn calving
·         Drive in/drive out opportunity – flexible hours and rostered days
·         Fixed term from 15 March until 18 June
Exciting opportunity to work in a purpose-built facility for calving, just a short drive from Taupō.
The Opportunity
We are seeking Calf Rearers to assist our team at our purpose-built calf rearing facility – Exeter for the Autumn.  You will be required to help on a fixed term basis during the calving season, which begins on 15 March 2024 and ends on the 18 June 2024.
Your day-to-day activities may consist of, feeding calves, general hygiene, picking up calves, administering animal health treatments and processing calves through the cattle yards.
Exeter is at the forefront of Pāmu’s non replacement calf strategy reducing the amount of surplus calves on our pastoral farms. This also aligns with our dairy beef strategy as we will be supplying our livestock farms.
The Farm
Located only 15 minutes from central Taupo, Exeter Calf Rearing aims to rear 1400 calves this autumn. Exeter is 84 effective ha with brand new infrastructure. Our purpose-built shed can hold up to 720 calves at a time. This state-of-the-art facility is designed to make large scale calf rearing enjoyable and efficient for staff.
About You
This role can be physically demanding so stamina and fitness are essential in this role. You must be able to lift 20kg.
What you need:
·         An exceptional attitude to health and safety and animal welfare
·         A good eye for detail and a willingness to learn
·         To be punctual and reliable
·         The ability to work unsupervised
·         No prior experience needed but at least 1 year would be preferred
This position can be catered to parents with young children, with flexible hours and rostered days on and could potentially extend out to spring calf rearing depending on staffing requirements. . There is no accommodation onsite so reliable transport is required.

Apply Now
Applications close Sunday 25 February 2024.  Don’t delay, send your CV through today.
For more information about the role, please email Mason Jones, Farm Manager at

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.