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Dairy Farm Manager

Yambuk Dairies - Yambuk, VIC

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Dairy Farm Manager

Yambuk Dairy is a New Zealand-owned dairy farm based near Port Fairy (Warrnambool region) in Australia, approximately 3 ½ hours drive west of Melbourne. The farm is based on a New Zealand production system focused on doing the basics of grazing management and animal health well.

Yambuk is a very tidy property and the owners and team are committed to ensuring the farm maintains a high standard of infrastructure.

The existing Manager has done an outstanding job building a great dairy farm business. She has decided to pursue new opportunities but will be available to help with the transition to a new Manager.

There will be 2 herd managers reporting to the Dairy Farm Manager plus a support person. The Dairy Manager will lead the team milking 500 crossbred cows, producing approx 255,000 kg ms. The farm is 215ha with 128ha under pivot irrigation and the single herd is split 50/50 (approx) between spring and autumn calving. The likely requirement is for the Dairy Farm Manager to do 4 milkings per week with the flexibility to do more when staff are away.

The applicants will need to be able to work in Australia (Australian work permit or NZ Passport).

Skills and attributes required for the role include:

  • Sound dairy farming experience, and proven track record in dairy

  • Excellent animal health practices

  • A great attitude and work ethic

  • Good communication skills with the ability to work as part of a team

Training for all staff is fully supported by the Farm Owners and Manager.

The Farm has a clear plan and the Dairy Farm Manager is directly involved in planning and there is regular physical and financial feedback against the plan.

Professional development is encouraged by the owners and supported by industry partners.

Salary Range is $90,000 - $120,000.

Applications should be made asap with an expected start date of 1 July 2021 or earlier.1

Please only apply if you have relevant dairy management experience.