An opportunity has arise for a position within our piggery based in both Aylesbury and Oxford, in Canterbury. We are looking for a full time Senior Stockperson for our Breeding unit.
The position runs an 11 day on 3 day off roster.
The live-in position offers 2 bedroom shared accommodation, shared with one other person.
◾ To manage your area of the farm on a day to day basis, informing the manager of any problems
◾ To assist the manager with increasing production by meeting targets and budgets
◾ To have an involved role in technical information such as nutrition, breeding and genetics, quota management and animal health
◾ To ensure you are compliant and familiar with all aspects of the NZ Animal Welfare Code (pigs)
◾ To efficiently and accurately maintain required herd records such as EliteHerd and all medicine books
◾ To achieve reliable and consistent results in all aspects of the farm
◾ To meet all necessary biosecurity standards and actively participate in meeting these standards
◾ To comply with Health & Safety regulations and actively participate in monitoring all existing standards and reporting new hazards
◾ To maintain the farm to a high standard of cleanliness and ensure it is always kept tidy
◾ To communicate with the manager any concerns, problems or issues about anything related to the farm
◾ To participate in furthering your knowledge through both formal and informal training
◾ To ensure all animals in your area are healthy or have been attended to as per farm protocol
◾ To ensure adequate supply of clean drinking water and adequate supply of feed daily to all pigs
◾ To ensure maintenance is carried out in a timely manner on all equipment in your area
◾ To work with other members of staff in a professional manner, and help in other areas where and when required.
◾ Ensure the target is met of sows mated every batch, including having sufficient replacement gilts on hand for this
◾ Ensure the feeding curves are monitored and reviewed as appropriate, and sows are on the correct curve for their body condition
◾ Pregnancy testing is performed accurately and at the correct times
◾ Ensuring PCAI and AI of sows and gilts is done correctly and ensuring this is recorded accurately
◾ Making timely culling decisions
◾ Ensuring mated sows and gilts, and herd entry and removal is kept up to date on EliteHerd.
Candidates with previous piggery experience are required. Applicants are required to provide good references as well as a CV with current, correct and complete work history.
All suitable applicants must show a good work ethic, have no previous criminal history, and agree to a pre-employment drug test and have at least a restricted drivers licence. Accommodation is provided but pets as well as smoking in the home or work place is not allowed.
Please direct all communications to Lauren at FRENZ Recruitment