Permanent Sole-Charge Relief Milker

Alexander Organics

A 140-cow, certified Organic dairy farm

We are looking for a permanent sole-charge relief milker for our Spring calving, 140 cow, certified organic dairy farm.

Hours will vary over the year, but 2 days per week (mostly weekends) will be the average/normal. There will also be two/three weeks or so during Summer and early Winter for us to get a holiday in for ourselves.
20 ASHB with automatic drafting gate.

We milk twice a day from August-late December and Once A Day from then till dry off mid May. $25 per hour with approximately 5 hours per week average (12.5 hours per week over calving if willing to help rear calves).

Located 10minutes North of Cambridge – close to Goodwood and Te Miro Schools.

Please get in touch if you:
*Love working with animals
*Are patient and calm in the shed
*Confident in milking cows
*Capable of learning a new way of farming if you haven’t worked in the organic sector before
*Able to follow instructions well
*Confident with having breeding bulls in the herd during mating (bulls are always well tempered or they’re gone)
*Have got at least some experience in the agricultural sector
*Have a good couple of farming related references
*Someone willing to help with calf rearing next season onwards would be ideal.

This position suits someone who has another source of income and would like a bit of extra work – maybe someone who would like to get back into dairy without being full time.

3 bedroom farm cottage available for the right person at $400/week rent

Please contact Jesiah and Ellen at info@alexanderorganics.co.nz

To apply for this job email your details to info@alexanderorganics.co.nz