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We have a fulltime position available for a Senior Farm Assistant on our 500 cow farm near Clydevale. 

You will be assisting the current managers with the following duties :
- milking 500 cows through a 40 aside Herringbone (experience in a Herringbone shed preferred but not essential)
- Vat & Plant wash and cleaning the shed to a high standard
- basic pasture and herd management (including putting up and removing break fences)
- general stock work
- basic farm maintenance
- tractor work (must be confident on rolling terrain)
- general farm duties including fencing and weed spraying
- Animal husbandry (detection and treatment of any health issues)

The ideal candidate will need to have a genuine passion for dairy farming. Must also be reliable, honest, self-motivated and be able to work individually and within a team. They must have a "can-do" attitude, be willing to learn and have good communication skills. We require an applicant to be able to make good effective decisions under pressure. 

You must have at least 3 years dairy farm experience.

The ideal candidate will have a full a drivers licence and able to ride a 2 and 4 wheeler on all types of terrain.

There is also the potential for regular relief milking work for a partner .

Applicants must be willing to take random drug and alcohol tests when required and agree to a police check being carried out prior to employment.

Must be a NZ resident or have a current work visa in the South Otago area.

Accommodation - 6 Bedroom house with 2 heatpumps, log burner and heat transfer system. Kitchen, bathroom, living/dining and 2 bedrooms have been recently renovated.

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  • Classifications: Agricultural, Forestry & Fishing
  • Company: Kylie Bennett
  • Work Type: Full Time
  • Sector: Private
  • Town: Clydevale
  • Region: Balclutha
  • Country: New Zealand