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Dairy Farm Assistants

Alegre Ltd, Kurow - Otago
Dairy Farm Assistants, Agriculture and Forestry Seasonal jobs in Kurow Otago New Zealand

Come and experience rural New Zealand whilst working on a well managed modern dairy farm in a central South Island location.

Looking for two keen hardworking backpackers to come and join my team and assist with our busiest time on farm during calving.  The position will start around the 20th July until the end of September.  This position would suit an individual backpacker two friends or a couple.  There is the potential for a longer term position for the right people.

No experience is required but a hard working can-do attitude and good sense of humour are essential.


       Current Visa (working holiday)

       Own a vehicle

       Drug Free

Job role:

Milking and milking related tasks

Getting cows in (riding 2 wheeler and 4 wheeler)

Break fences/feeding cows

Stock work

General calving/farm related jobs

General house work

The farm:

We are located near Kurow in North Otago a central location of the South Island.  We milk 2300 2400 cows on a 622ha dairy platform through two 60 bale Waikato sheds.  We have 200 dry cows all season and 600 calves on farm until December.  The dairy platform is supported by 620ha of hill block and 142ha of flat run off.  The farm is fully irrigated with 10 pivots 4 linears and K line.  My team consists of 8 dairy staff (4 per shed) 1 tractor driver and myself the Manager.  There are also two other staff members that help with the support land.


Accommodation will be a live in position sharing my large 3 bedroom house.  Two bedrooms are available as well as a private bathroom and toilet.  I am very busy throughout calving time and am often on farm until late.  I spend my evenings either at my house or my girlfriends house.


To be negotiated based on experience


Flexible based on the hours wanted over this period.  Suggestion of 7/3 8/3 but happy to discuss this.

Positions:     2
Pay:     $18.00

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