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An exciting opportunity is now available 18km from Balclutha in Clifton. This is a hands on entry level role you will be involved in the day to day farming operation and learn many new skills.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Can follow instructions – Follows work routines and direction.
  • Can-do attitude – Approaches tasks and responsibility with enthusiasm and willingness.
  • Flexibility – Willing to adapt to fit in with the farm team.
  • Team player – Can work with other team members.
  • Trustworthy – Other team members can trust you to do the right thing.
  • Willingness to learn – Eager to learn new skills and put learning into practice on the farm.
  • Tidy, organised and punctual – Will be where you say you are going to be on time.
  • Respectful – Of all other staff members, cows and farm equipment.
  • Communication – written and verbal – Able to communicate clearly with other team members. Both written and verbal.

Main duties will include:

  • Feeding

You’ll be helping to feed the cows, calves and any other stock on the farm. You may be involved with allocating the feed and driving machinery to feed it out and checking to make sure the animals have had enough to eat.

  • Milk harvesting

The engine room of any dairy farm and where you can get your hands dirty. You’ll be putting cups on cows and learning how the milk gets from the cows to the vat for collection.

  • Animal health

Keeping an eye on the cows will be a crucial part of your role. You will work with your manager to identify and help any animals with problems while also getting involved with things like reproduction, herd testing and preventative measures such as drenching calves.

  • Environmental management

This may involve shifting the effluent spreader and along with your manager keeping an eye on the system to make sure it’s working well. It can also involve spraying, fencing and planting trees.

All applicants must be NZ based with NZ citizenship or hold a valid NZ Work Visa.

If you are interested in this role please send a copy of your CV to Paul and Jill Crawford paulandjill@rivernet.co.nz or for more information please contact Paul on 027 4180036 no text messages please

 

 

 

  • Classifications: Agricultural, Forestry & Fishing
  • Company: Cranief Clifton Ltd
  • Work Type: Full Time
  • Sector: Private
  • Town: Balclutha
  • Region: Clinton
  • Country: New Zealand
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