Patoa Farms Ltd is seeking an experienced stock person to work with their out door sow breeding operation. This position would suit someone with approx 2+ years experience who is looking for the opportunity to develop a career in the pig industry. 
The ideal candidate would be someone who:
Has a natural affinity with animals and enjoys working outdoors 
Is careful to maintain the highest standard of animal welfare 
Is driven to achieve above average production goals 
Can pay careful attention to recording accurate data on a computerised recording system
Has an eye for detail and acts when things need doing.

Daily activities include
Feeding all animals on a daily basis with the correct diet.
Ensure stock have access to clean water at all times.
Provide clean dry straw bedding at all times
Carry out AI as required
Wean sows on time and oversee the mating of those sows four days later.
Process litters including cross fostering as required to ensure each piglet has adequate milk to grow.
Ensuring equipment including ramps, rollers, yards, fences and vehicles are well maintained
Ensure stock is rotated around paddocks to maintain ground cover and rest paddocks as required.
Support other stock people as required to ensure all work is completed before going home at night.

The company employs over 45 people and the applicant must be a person who is prepared to work in a constructive way with those around them at all times.

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

Applications close 22 April 2017

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