Head Calf Rearer - Pinta Dairy - Taupo

Waikato- Central Plateau - Taupo /
Dairy Operations – Pinta Dairy Unit /
Fixed Term - On Farm
/ On-site
·         Fixed term opportunity from 1 July to 1 December 2023
·         Managing a team of 3 calf rearers for the season
·         Set in the beautiful central plateau, join Pāmu’s largest dairy farm

Manage our calf rearing team and rear over 400 heifer calves and 1700 beef calves for sale over the 2023 season.
The Opportunity
You will be a team leader at Pinta Dairy Farm, working on a fixed-term basis over the calf rearing season.  This will be a fixed-term role from 1 July 2023 to 1 December 2023.  This is a drive-in/drive-out role. The biggest thing you need is empathy, patience, and respect for animals.
This farm has a manager has an open, communicative style – taking care to explain the “why” around decisions so that the team has good context.  The team is valued and is enthusiastic and positive team who support each other in their work as well as with upskilling.
You’ll have great work-life balance as the team works to a 6/2 roster.
The Farm
Pinta Dairy Unit is Pāmu’s largest dairy farm, milking 2,100 dairy cows on 850 ha through our 80-bail rotary dairy shed.  The successful candidate will need to be flexible around work hours and have reliable transport essential to get you to/from farm.
About You
You’ll fit right in with your strong work ethic and positive outlook, you will bring some experience coaching calf rearers and your ability to communicate clearly will be vital to your success.
You will also have:
·         An exceptional attitude to health and safety and animal welfare
·         2 years calf rearing experience
·         A good eye for detail and a willingness to learn
·         Be punctual and reliable. Reliable transport a must
·         The ability to work unsupervised
Apply Now
Applications close Sunday 9 April 2023.
Get in touch with Shane Cooper at coopers@landcorp.co.nz if you have any questions.

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.

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.