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Experienced Dairy Worker/2ic

Oscar Dairy Ltd Temuka, Christchurch

Job Description

Oscar Dairy is a 440 cow farm located 10 minutes from Temuka, 30 minutes to Timaru and 1.5hrs to to Christchurch. We are also an hours drive to either Mt Dobson or Mt Hutt ski fields and just 5 minutes drive to the Rangitata River mouth which is known for fishing and winter surf swell

I am looking for someone with farming experience who can work alongside me in running the farm. This is a skilled position which can be salaried should you wish to take on employment until next June and would come with solo accommodation being a 3 bedroom house. Alternatively I am open to someone working through till summer and being paid an equivalent hourly rate with shared accom.

Advantageous skills are as follows:
  • Milking Experience – including Mastitis/sick cow management
*Ability to drive a tractor and a feed out wagon
  • Experience feeding calves
  • Fencing
  • Understanding of animal feeding
*Understanding of Colostrum and Springer cows – Stock who have recently calved and who are about to calve
  • Ability to ride a 2 wheeler
  • Experience with tools and doing physical work
  • Experience managing staff

This position requires you to be responsible enough for me to be away from the farm for 1 or 2 days. I enjoy teaching those who are interested so a willingness to learn goes a long way. For those with a farming background this could be an opportunity to build on your skills or utilize them for profit

Expected hours for this role are
June to July – 40hrs/Week
August to September – 50-55Hrs/Week
October to December – 50Hrs/Week

I value honesty and have a focus on communication. Cows and staff are treated with respect. The farm is very simple to run with a nice cowshed and a tidy appearance. I enjoy a laugh and spent a few years travelling earlier in my 20’s. Start dates are negotiable but preferably before the end of July

I am also looking for seasonal staff of a lower skill level – See my other ad :)

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Oscar Dairy Ltd

Member since: June 2022