Beef Block Manager (2IC) – Hororata

Job Description

An opportunity for a 2IC has become available in our farming operation which is primarily involved in intensive beef finishing with the inclusion of some store lambs and grain crop.

We are passionate about farming and excited about where the industry is heading given recent advances in technology and so are looking for someone who is as enthusiastic about farming as we are. With the high level of monitoring and technology available on farm we have the ability to track performance closely and are always looking at ways to improve our system.

The property comprises of two farms 400 ha and 180 ha located in Hororata, Canterbury.

The Block Manager will work alongside the Manager and will have some sole responsibility - the level of which will depend on experience. There is an opportunity for the right candidate to grow into this role so remuneration will suit experience level.

Ideally the successful applicant should have:
A passion for farming and enjoy working in a small team
Attention to detail with a positive and motivated attitude
Be able to work independently and in a team
Stock management experience
Machinery experience
Feed budgeting skills

The applicant must have a full current NZ Drivers Licence and working Visa (if applicable) and at least two references.

Responsibilities will include:

Crop management
Fencing and break fencing
Assisting the manager with implementing the farm management plan and feed budgets
Stock weighing and yard work
Machinery operation
Animal heath
General farm duties

Accommodation (if required) is a 3 bedroom home on the local High School and Primary School bus routes. The property is situated approximately 40 mins from Christchurch.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Job type:

Full Time