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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.


Brownrigg Agriculture is a progressive agricultural business, supplying to NZ and the world from our operations based 20-minutes south of Hastings. Our platform and portfolio of crops and forages is expanding, bringing with it an increased operational requirement of getting things done right and on time. Our Agronomy team oversees the planning, care and wellbeing of all our crops, pastures and forages across our cropping and livestock enterprises. Reporting to our Agronomy Manager, and working closely with the wider team, you will lead our pasture, forage and arable crop programme. With an emphasis on timely implementation of plans, precision and effective use of inputs and resources you will help the business achieve high performance plant production. Areas of focus will include: • Planning and implementing pasture renewal and forage crop policy across our farm units • Pasture/forage crop monitoring and managing the weed, pest and fertiliser programs • Oversight of the business’ arable crop program • Team leadership and contractor management This is an exciting career opportunity to enjoy a varied role and continue developing your skills in our diverse business. A full Position Description is available by request from: To discuss in confidence phone Dereck Ferguson on 027 807 4575.

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Are you looking for the next step up in your career? Do you have an interest in finishing systems? If so then we have a Livestock Manager role available for you. The farm is one of 8 properties based in the Hawkes Bay located in the Poukawa area 15 minutes south of Hastings. It is 480ha covering flat to easy hill country. Our livestock business is centred around winter lamb finishing, a Wagyu breeding herd with progeny grown out for our grain finished feedlot programme and a 2-year bull beef policy. The business also grows a range of cash crops such as squash, maize, onions and barley. LIVESTOCK MANAGER ROLE Reports to and works closely with the Livestock Operations Manager to develop farm operations for high productivity and best use of resources Responsible for implementing plans and organising daily operations on farm, pasture management and feed budgeting Staff management – mentoring and developing good shepherding practices and leading by example Livestock management – monitoring animal health, planning all stock movements, maintaining accurate tallies A strong team of working dogs (min 3) This is a hands-on role requiring experienced stockmanship, strong communication skills with a positive, practical approach. We offer the opportunity to work in a progressive business with exposure to modern technology and infrastructure. You will be a key part of the team and enjoy support from both specialists and the wider business. To discuss further in confidence phone Hayden Ashby on 0272 931 682

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The Brownrigg livestock business pivots around lamb finishing along with significant Wagyu genetic/breeding and bull finishing programmes. The focus and efficiency of our procurement and marketing strategy sits at the very heart of our ongoing success.

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