Dairy Farmer -Nullawarre

Location: Victoria
Job Type: Permanent
Industry: Volume Recruitment
Reference: pTfMwr350_1659480407
Salary: Up to AU$21.38 per hour
Job Published: 6 days ago

We want you to enjoy a full time position working an average of 38 hours per week, offering a starting rate of $21.38 p/hr + superannuation for Farm Hand.

You will enjoy a safety-focussed team environment with industry professionals to support you, giving every team member a sense of achievement.

Duties include:

Milk Harvesting

  • Collect cows from paddock to the dairy using machinery supplied and operate it within the farm guidelines. Set up tracks and gates for next grazing. Bring cows from yard to milking shed according to farm procedure.
  • Check and start the milking system, milk cooling, refrigeration, washing and feed system. Cup up cows after attending to appropriate udder hygiene.

Animal Husbandry

  • Identify and treat common ailments of cattle and assist veterinarian when required.
  • Record all treatments to meet quality assurance requirements and farm policy..
  • Manage the feeding program for springing cows. Regularly observe and attend to animal health needs and assist calving cows.
  • Identify and record newborn calves, ensure adequate colostrum intake and adhere to farm procedures for newborn calf management. Organise preparation and sale of bobby calves.

Feed Management and Delivery

  • Determine pasture availability based on growth rates and rotation length. Load and feed out conserved fodder using farm machinery either in paddock or on feed pad, hay feeders or troughs.
  • Set up, operate and monitor concentrate feed delivery equipment at dairy and elsewhere on farm.

Pasture Production and Cropping

  • Implement the irrigation program including monitoring and maintenance of irrigation equipment.

Salary : $42,246.88 p.a

Hourly Rate: $21.38 p.h

If you do, a successful candidate will meet the following requirements:

  • Be committed to upholding the highest levels of animal welfare and bio-security
  • Be committed to training and professional development
  • Have a positive attitude towards the intrinsic values of trust, integrity, quality, efficiency and innovation
  • Be physically fit and able to cope with the physical demands of the role
  • Machinery skills would be an advantage
  • Have Q Fever vaccination or be willing to undergo the Q Fever vaccination process
  • Complete a Pre-employment medical functional drug and alcohol test if required
  • Have 2 x contactable references
  • Be willing to relocate as soon as possible

Why work for us?

  • Opportunity for overtime
  • Opportunity for Full time roles if successful
  • Soft landing process after relocation
  • Training and progression opportunities
  • Relocation assistance provided - Terms Conditions apply

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and all applications are treated with complete confidentiality. Only applications with a right to work in Australia will be considered.

If you feel you are suitable and match the above criteria, please click the 'Apply Now!' icon below to submit an updated resume and a brief cover letter explaining your suitability to this role.

** We thank you for your application however, due to the volume of applicants only successful applicants will be contacted **