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Brownrigg Agriculture is a farming company built on a foundation of marketing and innovation in our areas of livestock and cropping operations. With this strong base in rural business, we can offer you a career without boundaries.

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Available employment opportunities are advertised here.  If there are no current roles for your skillset but you wish to express an interest in future work at Brownrigg Agriculture, please complete our online application form.

LIVESTOCK MANAGER

Take the next step in your farming career – join an industry-leader as a Livestock Manager to learn the art and the science of effective finishing systems. We are a large, progressive farming business with operations across livestock and cropping, based 20 minutes south of Hastings, Hawke’s Bay. Our livestock business is centered around winter lamb finishing, a Wagyu breeding herd with progeny grown out for our grain finished feedlot programme, and a two-year bull beef policy. The key to our success is strong systems mixed with smart people, matching our land type to forages that unlock the potential of our Hawke’s Bay soils and climate. The Livestock Manager pulls these elements together in a hands-on role that requires strong stockmanship, excellent communication skills and a positive, practical approach. The Livestock Manager role: Reports to and works closely with the Livestock Operations Manager to develop a farm plan aiming for high productivity and best use of resources. Responsible for implementing that plan and organising daily operations on farm, pasture management, and feed budgeting. Team management – mentoring and developing good shepherding practices and leading by example. Livestock management – monitoring animal health, planning all stock movements, maintaining accurate tallies. You will need a strong team of working dogs for this role. We offer exposure to a range of innovative farming practices, and the opportunity to be part of a progressive business full of passionate and knowledgeable people. Our proximity to town gives opportunities for those with families and singles alike, with a …

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AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY OPERATORS

Our John Deere tractors are getting their pre-season polish – now we need the right people to operate them. Brownrigg Agriculture is a large, progressive farming business with operations across livestock and cropping, based 20 minutes south of Hastings, Hawkes Bay. We are looking for some seasonal superstars to bolster our team to help us get our squash, onions, and maize in and out of the fertile Hawkes Bay soils. These seasonal fixed-term positions start in early September and run through until the end of April 2021. For the right person, this could develop into a permanent role. The right people will have: At least two years tractor operating experience, preferably in cropping but other types also welcome. A current full Class 1 driver’s licence with a good driving history. A solid work ethic with a practical approach to problem solving. A willingness to embrace technology and precision agriculture. What we can offer you: Further training to meet your goals (e.g. licence classes/endorsements, Growsafe qualification). Top notch furnished, shared accommodation. Modern John Deere tractors and precision farming equipment. Guaranteed hours. Six-day week roster. Competitive hourly rate. For further information please phone our Recruitment Manager Erin Hutchinson on 0800 BROWNRIGG (276 967). Applicants for this position must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

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GROW THE BEST BEEF IN THE WORLD!

Brownrigg Agriculture is the pioneer of Wagyu beef breeding in NZ and we are looking for people with the same practical, problem-solving mindset to help us perfect our finishing feedlot. Nestled in the hills of the Poukawa Valley, 20 minutes south of Hastings, our Wagyu cattle are being carefully managed to supply marbled meat so tender that it commands some of the highest premiums in the world. About you: • You will enjoy operating machinery like tractors and feed wagons; you may even have a Class 4 licence – but not a requirement. • You will be comfortable around cattle and care about their welfare. • You are positive, enjoy being part of a team but are happy to spend most of the day working independently. • You will enjoy mixing physical work with machinery operation. • You have a continual improvement mindset, always looking to be more efficient. • You will take your safety and the safety of those around you seriously. • You take pride in your place of work. What we can offer you: • Full training in feedlot operation. • For the right candidate, the opportunity to achieve your Class 4 licence. • Rostered time-off based around a 45-hour work week. • Top-notch shared accommodation (if required). • Modern equipment. For further information please phone our Recruitment Manager Erin Hutchinson on 0800 BROWNRIGG (276 967). Applicants for this position must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

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