Dairy Production Manager - Ruapehu Dairy - Foxton

Wellington - Foxton /
Dairy Operations – Ruapehu Dairy /
Permanent - On Farm
/ On-site
·         Take the next step in your dairy career with this 2IC opportunity
·         Bring your strong communication and coaching skills
·         Based in Foxton as part of Pāmu’s Moutoa Dairy Complex
Join Ruapehu Dairy, a 262-ha property that milks 600 cows through a 60-bail rotary, the farm is currently in conversion to Organics

The Opportunity
As the Dairy Production Manager on Ruapehu Dairy Farm, you’ll work within established procedures and will lead by example with energy and positivity.  As the right hand to the Farm Manager, you’ll help plan and implement daily/weekly tasks, feed allocation, budgeting, animal health, and keep records.
You’ll be a key component in the daily operation and will help inform all staff on critical items regarding system changes, feed allocation changes, mechanical breakdowns, health and safety concerns, etc.
The Farm
Ruapehu is a 262-ha property that milks 600 cows through a 60-bail rotary. One of seven neighbouring farms within Moutoa Dairy Complex in Foxton.  You can’t beat the location either, being 5 mins from Foxton, 10 minutes from Levin or 25 minutes to Palmerston North.  It’s close to the Manawatu River and has fabulous access to recreational activities.
About You
We’re looking for someone who is passionate about a career in dairy farming, and will bring enthusiasm, energy, and innovation.
You will also have:
·  A minimum of 2-3 years dairy experience
·         Strong dairy experience and a drive to continue your learning
·         An affinity and passion for stock, while maintaining accurate record keeping
·         An ability to motivate and coach team members,
·         Proven feed allocation of pasture and supplement knowledge
In addition, you’ll have a great work ethic, excellent communication skills and a first-class attitude to health and safety, animal welfare and environmental management.
Pāmu offers a competitive salary and additional benefits such as health insurance.  The role also comes with a modern three bedroom on-farm home with secure fencing and a garage.  Pāmu is proud to offer development and training as well as provide employees with a good work-life balance.  Ruapehu Farm runs a 5/2 roster 10 months of the year and a 6/2 roster for two months of the year (during the calving period) .  Local schooling is available within 10 minutes.
Apply Now
Applications close Sunday 19 March 2023.
We'll be contacting applicants as they come in so don't wait to send in your details!  

To find out more about this role, contact the Farm Manager, Mitch Furlani, at 027 218 8136.

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.