Work Opportunities

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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.

Currently Available

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.

SHEPHERD

Do you have a passion for farming and all things Agriculture?  We have a full time permanent position available on one of our breeding/finishing properties close to Hastings. We are a large scale mixed cropping and livestock business operating on prime cropping ground through to steep but well developed hill country running high performance prime lamb and beef operations. Our stock policies consist of winter lamb finishing; a Wagyu cow herd, calving down and growing out replacements; backgrounding Wagyu steers and heifers for both grass finished markets and grain finished feedlot programmes; and bull beef both store to store and prime. A range of paddock sizes provide good mustering opportunities as well as the chance for further development in intensive finishing systems, pasture management and modern farming practices. Alongside exposure to our livestock and cropping operations there is plenty to learn from associated support networks in agronomy, land development and fencing. The successful applicant will bring: A sound level of stockmanship 2-4 capable working dogs Self-motivation to work independently Good communication skills Ability to follow and implement health and safety protocols Willingness to learn new technologies Excellent work ethic and reliability Pride and respect for their workplace A competitive remuneration package with employee benefits will apply based on experience and skill level. Bring your great attitude and energy to our progressive farming business. For any questions, call Hayden Ashby on 027 2931682 Applicants for this position must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa

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SHEPHERD – FIXED TERM

Do you have a passion for farming and all things Agriculture?  We have a fixed term Shepherd position available on our farm 20 minutes south of Hastings with immediate start through to early November. This role is across two of our properties assisting the team through the peak of our winter lamb programme. The properties finish around 30 – 40,000 lambs between them as well as running similar cattle policies with Fresian bulls and a Wagyu cow herd. There is opportunity for further work on our cropping operations post November. The successful applicant will bring: A sound level of stockmanship 2-4 capable working dogs Self-motivation to work independently Good communication skills Ability to follow and implement health and safety protocols Willingness to learn new technologies Excellent work ethic and reliability Pride and respect for their workplace A competitive remuneration package with employee benefits will apply based on experience and skill level. Bring your great attitude and energy to our progressive farming business. For any questions, call Hayden Ashby on 027 2931682 Applicants for this position must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa

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AGRONOMY OPERATIONS MANAGER

Brownrigg Agriculture is a progressive agricultural business, having both cropping and livestock interests growing high quality food and produce. We supply 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 enterprises and so we have developed a new permanent position to support our Agronomy Manager and meet the growing needs of the business.  With a focus on timely implementation of plans, team leadership, precision and effective use of resources you will help the business achieve high performance plant production to meet its customer’s needs.  Areas of focus will include:  Staff Recruitment and Management to fulfill operational needs, managing priorities and workloads, and motivating a diverse mix of permanent and seasonal staff Operational Management implementing agronomy plans across crops and pastures, manage spray, fertiliser and fungicide plans, implement pastoral forage crop and regrassing Crop & Pasture Monitoring, managing the crop monitoring team to ensure the crop growth, health, weed and pest status is actively monitored allowing for timely execution of crop care activities Harvest Planning, playing an active role in Squash harvest planning providing decision support for both the operational and post-harvest teams on priorities, flows and quality System Support, contributing to the efficient and successful operation via accurate, timely information flow with clear communication and …

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Feedlot Assistant

  Looking for a motivated team member. Join a proven Wagyu cattle finishing operation, working at our feedlot in the Poukawa Valley, 20 mins south of Hastings, Hawkes Bay. This is a hands-on FULLTIME PERMANENT role, working closely within a small energetic team and reporting to the Feedlot Manager. The Feedlot Assistant role requires: Daily feeding and monitoring of Wagyu cattle. Strong communication skills and a positive practical approach. Competent in machinery operation being able to operate tractors, trucks and loaders, and carry out basic maintenance and repairs. Strong cattle handing capabilities, required daily, adhering to animal welfare techniques. Maintaining a clean, orderly, safe and comfortable environment within the cattle pens. Basic knowledge of Animal Health within an intensive cattle finishing operation. General feedlot maintenance; basic tool skills and practical sense a must. You must have a passion for cattle, enjoy working to a routine and bringing out the best in an animal performance. A full NZ driver license is required and a benefit if you have a class 4 or above. The role is based on a 40 hour week, as well as some rostered weekend work. To request a position description please email jobs@brownrigg.co.nz. For further information please call Roz on 027 2491942 All applicants for this position must have NZ Residency.

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TRUCK DRIVERS – CLASS 5

TRUCK DRIVERS with Class 5 Licence We have roles within our Trucking Team for experienced Class 5 drivers.  Based at Poukawa, all our work is short haul.  To be successful you will: Hold a clean Full NZ Class 5 licence Be flexible; able to work extended hours during our busy seasons Enjoy the team environment but can work autonomously Have excellent communication skills, reliability and a great attitude Livestock trucking experience would be an advantage.  We offer: Remuneration that recognises skills and experience Variety of work, within a professional team Modern facilities For further information please contact Karen on 06 8748025 Or you can apply by filling out the form below. PLEASE NOTE applications will only be considered if you are legally entitled to work in New Zealand.  You must be a NZ citizen or hold a current Residency Visa.    

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