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Dairy Farm Hand

Full Time

Our client is an Australian-owned and well-established dairy business consistently striving to improve with a focus on people development, animal safety, quality and work, health and safety.

Our client’s farm is a 350-cow dairy operation located in Strathmerton, Northern Victoria. The dairy is 32 unit herringbone.

We are seeking an experienced General Farm Hand to undertake specified dairy production tasks and techniques, methods, and control procedures required for the successful day-to-day operations of the dairy farm.

You will work collaboratively with your team to meet all required functions, ensuring that all activities are performed efficiently, to a high standard and compliant with all competencies regarding safety, animal welfare, quality, environmental standards, and risk management. Complying with the farm’s guidelines, SOPs, and policies at all times, your activities include but are not limited to:

  • Milk harvesting and assisting with managing the milk harvesting schedule
  • Check and start the milking and other farm systems
  • Identify sick and lame cows
  • Follow protocols for the treatment and recording of conditions
  • Follow procedures for plant cleaning and shutdown process.
  • Prepare the dairy for the next milking according to the set guidelines
  • Tractor driving
  • Calf rearing

You will have an exceptional work ethic, adhere to workplace policies and procedures, take care of your own health and safety and that of other persons who may be affected by your conduct. In addition to this, you will have 3+ years’ experience working on a dairy farm in a similar role and exceptionally strong references.

Benefits of the role

  • 40 – 50 hours work per week
  • Flexible work roster
  • Above Award Rates
  • House/Accommodation may be available for suitable applicant