There are currently no vacancies with White River Dairies, however, if you are interested in working with us, we do encourage you to send through a covering letter and CV. We will keep it on file and contact you should a position become available.
2IC Position – Start from 15th October 2017


White River Dairies Ltd is a 600 Cow Dairy Farm, Locate 15km from Tapanui in West Otago.

System 3-4 Farm with a 50 Bale Rotary Shed with ACRs and Protrack. New 600 Cow covered feed-pad and two Support Blocks for young stock, wintering and cut and carry. The previous 2IC had been in the position for 4 years. The position involves all aspects of dairy farming at a supervisory level


We Seek a Person that

  • Has a passion for cows and the dairy industry

  • Has a minimum of 4years experience in the Dairy Industry in NZ, Australia, Ireland, UK or USA

  • Has industry relevant qualifications (Dip ag, Primary ITO, B Appl. Sci (ag))

  • Is honest, trust worthy, reliable, motivated and punctual

  • Has excellent time management skills and works efficiently, thoroughly and correctly

  • Can work independently and within a team (of 4)

  • Has excellent pasture management and feed allocation skills

  • Takes good care of machinery and equipment

  • Must be confident, time efficient and capable in a tractor - particularly feeding out and mowing. Some cultivation work is also part of the job description

  • Is cow focused and have good stockmanship and animal health skills

  • Is fluent in English and has good literacy and numeracy skills

  • Is a New Zealand citizen, permanent resident or has a current work permit

  • No Criminal Convictions and have a full NZ driver licence (ideally class 2)

  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test


We Offer

  • Working directly under an experienced farm owner on a high performing farm that works closely with DPS and Bryan McKay

  • Training as required through Primary ITO

  • Great facilities

  • Regular roster with some flexibility

  • 4 Bedroom house with Multifuel burner (with wetback), heat pump, double glazing and a single garage

  • School bus at gate for primary (Heriot School) and secondary school (Blue Mountain College)

  • Salary package by negotiation

  • The opportunity to live in a great family orientated community with many sports clubs

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Please apply with CV to Paul and Kyllee Henton

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White River Dairies Ltd

197 Kelso Settlement Road

RD2, Tapanui 9587

West Otago

New Zealand

P 03 204 2456

C 0272 443 354


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