Rural People

Herd Manager


We need an enthusiastic Herd Manager with at least 2-3 years experience to join our team. The farm is 600 cows, 40 aside herringbone, on 650 Ha there is no irrigation and is about 10km from Methven.

The successful applicant will competent in milking, dairy shed hygiene, animal health matters, managing effluent systems, calf rearing, feed assessments, competent with tractor, silage wagon, 2 and 4 wheel bike operation and maintenance. Preferred experience in mating programs, pasture management and MINDA/Protrack.

A full licence is required, no criminal record and a random drug testing policy is in place.

Accommodation Status: Yes- 4 bedroom house

Salary: $48,000 comprised of $5200 (accommodation value) and $42,800 annual pay.

Roster:  55 hours per week, 7/2, 7/2, 7/3

Mandatory prior experience. 2-3 years experience necessary.