Dairy Farm Manager – Egmont Organic Dairy

Manawatū/Wanganui - Levin
Dairy Operations – Egmont Dairy Unit /
Permanent - On Farm /
On-site
·         196 ha property, milking approximately 490 cows
·         Competitive salary, health and life insurance
·         Three-bedroom House included
 
Take on a leadership role running this Organic farm located just ten minutes north of Levin.
 
The Opportunity
Are you an experienced Farm Manager or a leader looking to take that next step?  Do you have a passion for growing the land and people around you?
 
You will manage Egmont Organic Dairy and the day-to-day operations of the farm and team.
 
You’ll have the full support of a Business Manager to help you settle into the role and assist in any areas where it’s needed such as financial reporting, planning, or pasture management.  Together you will work to deliver quality results.
 
We also have a robust health and safety regime at Pāmu, and Egmont has well maintained, up to date farm equipment.
 
We are looking to have someone start with us in the new season, so around 15 June 2024.
 
You will be responsible for:
•        Day-to-day management of dairy operations
•        Leading, coaching and mentoring your team
•        Organising logistics and maintaining accurate data
•        Managing risks and solving problems as they arise
 
The Farm
Located 10 minutes north of Levin and 25 minutes from Palmerston North, Egmont is a 196-ha property which will milk approximately 490 cows at peak through a 50-bail rotary with milk hub, electronic drafting, feed pad and recent effluent system development.
 
About You
You will have excellent leadership capability, a willingness to learn new systems and you’ll value the same things we do people, animals, and the environment.
 
You will also have: 
·         Strong dairy farming experience
·         Experience with Organic farming preferred
·         Proven leadership and stakeholder management skills
·         Excellent communication skills
·         Ability to use farm management technology systems and record keeping equipment.
·         Effective time and people management skills
·         First class attitude to Health and Safety, Animal Welfare and Environmental Management
·         Current and full NZ driver's licence
 
We use ag tech such as Farmax and FarmIQ so familiarity with those software packages would be helpful but is not required.

Benefits 
We offer a competitive salary with additional benefits including life and health insurance, as well as ongoing training and personal development to help you reach your personal and career goals.
 
There is a modern 3-bedroom house.
Apply Now 
Applications close Sunday 21 July 2024.
Don’t delay as we will be interviewing as strong applicants apply.
 
To find out more about this opportunity contact Joel Peterson – Business Manager on 027 2188 138.