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Dairy Farm Assistant

Lutens Dairy Ltd Oxford, Christchurch

Job Description

We are a flexible, innovative dairying operation over 230Ha milking 950 high performing cows.  What we seek is a reliable motivated Farm Assistant with hours and days to suit.  Ideally you will be experienced and able to work alone as required milking in our modern 54 bale rotary shed.  If you are relatively new to the industry but are highly motivated, and we like you, options exist for you too.  The position has the opportunity for the right candidate to grow within the operation to a management role relatively quickly.

You should be available ideally 5 days on 2 days off or on a negotiated roster.  It can be Monday to Friday and weekends off or two days off during the week and the flexibility allows for the workload to be shared.  Milking times are 4:30am to 8:30am and 2pm to 5pm, although this can vary a little depending on how the girls feel on the day.  Roughly 6 to 8 hours per day.  If you are feeling keen hours can be extended depending on the overall farm workload, however, take the above as about right.

Accommodation is available to the right candidate in a modern 3 bedroom house on farm 10 minutes from Oxford. School bus to Oxford, Rangiora or West Eyerton School is available at the end of the road (2.5km) with a nice open plan bus shelter.  Recommend dropping the kids there by car as they move slow in the morning and they generally walk back unless it’s raining.  Very peaceful and relaxing area with minimal road traffic.  Access to the two on farm ponds is also available for swimming and fishing.

Remuneration and package to be discussed on application.  In a nutshell: more experience more pay; motivated, organised, reliable and good sort means regular reviews and increases throughout the season.  If it turns out the above aren’t factors we do provide free moving boxes.  You know the drill there are no free meal tickets and you are rewarded for what you do – we do notice these things.

Interview now, check the farm out, meet the peeps, chew the fat, pass the drug test (mandatory these days) and can start asap or round about.  Look forward to working with you. 

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Lutens Dairy Ltd

Member since: August 2020

Industry:
Farming, Animals & Conservation