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Job vacancies

Senior Stock Specialist

PIC is one of New Zealand’s leading pig production businesses with six farms units located at various site across New Zealand.

We are looking for an experienced Senior Stock Specialist who has a minimum of 3 years experience working with pigs in an intensive/indoor production system and a tertiary qualification in Agriculture or Animal Science (or equivalent) to work at our Bardfield farm near Greendale, Canterbury. A flexible approach, willingness to take on challenges, the ability to work independently or as part of a team, your own vehicle and a drivers licence are all necessary requirements for the role. You will also require a good level of written and numeric skills to enable accuracy in the recording of farm data and breeding statistics.

A competitive salary package and production incentive scheme will be offered to the right person. There is also the opportunity to participate in further on the job training and development within the pork industry.

Company rental accommodation may be available.

This is a full time permanent position commencing immediately including working rostered weekends and public holidays; however we also offer entry level positions to the right applicants.

Also no previous convictions and all positions could be subject to a pre-employment medical and drug and alcohol testing.

Please apply by forwarding your CV to info@picnz.co.nz.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency, a valid NZ work visa or ability to obtain.

Farm Manager

A Farm Managers position has been created at Le Mee Farms Limited.

LE MEE FARMS is a FREE FARMED 400 Productive Sow – High Health Status - Closed Herd – Farrow to Finish Piggery only 3kms from Methven farmed in an environmentally conscience manner. We also utilize land for cropping and have started a food service business with local restaurants – providing NZ Free Farmed Pork.

OUR LOCATION – METHVEN – is a safe, growing and welcoming township with great schools, close to Mt Hutt Ski Field, a high quality Mountain Bike Park, with current community projects including a skate park and thermal hot pools. With the bonus of being only 1 hour from Christchurch’s international airport.

THIS POSITION involves the management of the Outdoor Gestation/Farrowing Areas in conjunction with overseeing all farm operations in partnership with the Managing Director.

MUST HAVES:
• Pig Farming experience
• Great Communication/Organization skills
• Confidence/Knowledge with Machinery
• Current Drivers Licence
• Ability to learn every aspect of the farming operations
• Have an eye for detail
• Respect Animal Welfare
• Weekend Roster (every third)
• NZ Residence

Remuneration for this position will be dependent upon experience
Please forward your interest including C.V., references and referee’s to:
Hamish & Vicki Mee
Email: lemeefarms@mail.com

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

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Company: LE MEE FARMS LTD
Location: Ashburton, Canterbury
Type: Full time, Permanent

High Health Manager/JCB Telehandler Operator

A High Health Manager position has become available at Le Mee Farms Limited.

LE MEE FARMS is a FREE FARMED 400 Productive Sow – High Health Status - Closed Herd – Farrow to Finish Piggery only 3kms from Methven farmed in an environmentally conscience manner. We also utilize land for cropping and have started a food service business with local restaurants – providing NZ Free Farmed Pork.

OUR LOCATION – METHVEN – is a safe, growing and welcoming township with great schools, close to Mt Hutt Ski Field, a high quality Mountain Bike Park, with current community projects including a skate park and thermal hot pools. With the bonus of being only 1 hour from Christchurch’s international airport.

THIS POSITION involves operating a 2017 JCB Telehandler for a variety of jobs around the farm including:
• cleaning and re-bedding of Eco Barns and farrowing huts
• bedding management within the outdoor sow department
• movement of stock around farm when required
• compost management
• movement for farrowing huts
• refilling group feeding stations
• unloading deliveries
Among other farming duties

MUST HAVES:
• JCB/Machinery experience
• Great Communication/Organization skills
• Current Drivers Licence
• Ability to learn every aspect of the farming operations
• Have an eye for detail
• Respect Animal Welfare
• Weekend Roster (every third)
• NZ Residence

Remuneration for this position will be dependent upon experience
Please forward your interest including C.V., references and referee’s to:
Hamish & Vicki Mee
Email: lemeefarms@mail.com

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

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Company: LE MEE FARMS LTD
Location: Ashburton, Canterbury
Type: Full time, Permanent

Farm Hand – Piggery

Ratanui Development Co. Ltd is an integrated farming unit, breeding and finishing pigs alongside lamb and beef finishing and cropping. The farm is high performing – always striving to exceed welfare and production targets through strong strategy, good governance and great teamwork.

We are seeking a Farm Hand to join the team in the piggery unit, working with our breeding sows and new piglets. This full time, permanent position would suit someone with previous livestock experience, or a natural affinity with animals. Pork industry or other relevant qualifications are preferred, as is qualifications or experience working with machinery. The role is physically demanding at times and some heavy lifting is required.


Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with the day to day running of the breeding unit – with a particular focus on the care, feeding and mating of sows, farrowing piglets and facilities hygiene.
  • Working within a successful, motivated team on rostered shifts, including some weekend work and sole charge at times.
  • Maintaining high standards of animal welfare, environmental stewardship and a proactive attitude to H&S.


We offer a competitive salary, as well as ongoing training and career development opportunities.Ratanui is committed to providing a safe workplace practicing excellent animal husbandry. The successful applicant will be required to pass a drug test and police background check.


Applicants for this position must have the right to work in New Zealand, including holding NZ residency or a valid work visa.

Please email geraldine@ratanui.com if you have any questions, or would like a copy of the job description for this position.

Applications close 17 May 2019. Please apply with your CV and covering letter in the first instance.

OE Opportunities on North Carolina USA Sow Farms

We have ongoing one year stockperson positions on our two farms close to Greenville NC.

The two farms are 10 kilometres apart, one is 5,000 sow the other 3,000 producing 8Kg weaners for Smithfield Foods.

They are nice clean modern farms and we get good performance.

100 percent AI and 100 percent slatted.

We work with exchange organisations who can obtain one year visas.

Please contact Stephen Coles 027 326 5139 or COLES375@GMAIL.COM

Super Stockperson

Piggery situated in Pukekohe seeks a hard working team member to join our crew.

Working Monday to Friday and every fourth weekend.
Good working conditions and good rate of pay.
Must have NZ Residence or valid work permit.

Please forward a letter of application along with your CV to kevin@bhlp.co.nz.

Meat Grader

($27+ per hour)
Vacancy # 004


Freshpork is passionate about producing quality New Zealand pork products. We have been delivering 100% New Zealand pork to Kiwis for over 25 years and are the country’s leading pork specialist. From modest beginnings in the early nineties, our family owned business now has a nationwide presence and over 200 staff across six sites.


Our Timaru abattoir facility, Freshpork Bay City, is New Zealand’s largest pork abattoir.
Due to company growth, we are looking for someone to join our Carcass Grading team.
As one of our pork graders you will contribute to daily slaughter planning and be responsible for assessing carcasses. Criteria for grading include weight, sex, fat depth and carcass quality to determine the carcass destination. Graded carcasses are tagged to ensure identification and full traceability – for this reason an eye for detail is a must.


To be successful in this role you will:

  • Have strong accuracy with numbers and details
  • Be computer literate – in MS Office, especially excel
  • Have the ability to plan ahead
  • Flexibility to respond to production requirements
  • Need to be physically fit


Starting at 4:30am, working 3 days a week, there are options around days of work. This is a full time position. The team covers Sunday to Friday.

  • Good pay ($27+ per hour)
  • Training and development opportunities
  • A roster to suit your lifestyle
  • Full time employment (we’re not seasonal)
  • Other benefits

All applicants need to be eligible to work in New Zealand and to pass a pre employment medical, including drug and alcohol test.


To apply for this role please send your CV and cover letter to applynow@freshpork.co.nz, quoting the relevant vacancy number and job title in the subject line.


Production Manager, Rob Lindsay on 03 687 7700. Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday, 26 February 2019.

Piggery General Farmhand

We are seeking an enthusiastic, hardworking individual to work with our piggery team.

The piggery is located approx. 10 minutes from Foxton and 20 minutes from Palmerston North.

This position is fulltime and the role is general farmhand. Primary duties involve mixing the feed meals and assisting the piggery manager with the day to day maintenance activities.

This position has opened up due to a long standing staff member retiring and has an immediate start.

Please send your CV to lyndon@cabernet.co.nz

Seeking Farrowing And Weaner Stock Manager

Stanley Bros Piggery is a modern 400 Sow Farrow to Finish Piggery situated 3km north of Opunake, Taranaki.

We are seeking to employ a full time person who can help manage our farrowing and weaner unit.

This position would suit a person who has an eye for detail and likes working with piglets and young weaned pigs.

Further Primary ITO Training is available.

For further details:
Please email CV’s to ronstanley@xtra.co.nz
Phone Leon: 0272729177

Senior Stockperson

Waratah Farms Limited requires a Senior Stockperson to assist in our Pig Farming Operation.

We are 10 minutes from Otorohanga and 20 minutes from Te Awamutu.


Primary ITO training provided. Must be physically fit. Teamwork and reliability is essential. Roster requires working every 3rd weekend. Hours of work are 7.30 am to 4.00 pm.


Please send CV and covering letter to;

Stuart Shaw
Operations Manager
1035 Ormsby Road
RD3 Otorohanga
stuart@waratahfarms.co.nz

STOCKPERSON WANTED

Waratah Farms Limited seeks a genuine hard-working staff member to join our dedicated team. Depending on the applicants’ experience will determine salary and department to work in.

Hours required, Monday to Friday, 7.30 am to 4.00 pm with every 3rd weekend rostered on.

New Zealand resident or valid work permit is a requirement.

Accommodation is a possibility.

Please forward your CV with a letter of application to stuart@waratahfarms.co.nz


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