CFM Dairy Recruitment have the following situations vacant - 2IC / FARM MANAGERS / PASTURE MANAGERS 


For all enquiries and full position description, please contact us via email or phone.


**  Please Note - all Applicants wishing to apply for any job vacancies listed herein will need to supply a cover letter with a current CV/Resume and references.  This can be done by way of email or fax.







Young Stock Manager or Couple

Date Listed: 02.09.2020

Location – Blighty, Southern Riverina District, New South Wales

Job Type – Permanent, Full Time

Attractive Remuneration Package / Long Term Opportunity

Start Date – Immediate / Flexible


A position has become available for an experienced, highly skilled and competent Young Stock Manager or Couple to join our client’s large scale 1,200 cow progressive dairy farming enterprise located at Blighty in the Southern Riverina district of New South Wales (20 mins to Finley – 20 mins to CBD of Deniliquin).


The position on offer would suit someone with ‘high level skill set’ - who is passionate about the dairy industry and wishing to pursue a long-term career in the dairy sector.  Previous experience is essential to this position.


Role Overview


Reporting directly to the Owner – the Young Stock Manager has the overall accountability for ensuring all calves are fed, watered, housed and managed according to the Businesses’ Animal welfare standard ranging from newborn to pre-calving.  Working in a support team of 2-3 people, you will also be assisted, when needed, by a cohesive team of calf rearing staff.  All year-round calving pattern (approximately 1,000 – 2,000 young stock)


Employment Specifics


  •   Be highly self-motivated with a progressive attitude  Commitment to high animal welfare standards / demonstrated               knowledge of best calf rearing practices / excellent livestock handling skills
  •   Caring and compassionate management of calves / young stock
  •   Excellent work ethics, good communication skills with attention to detail
  •   Ability to work in a strong team environment as well as unsupervised;
  •   Follow Standard Operating Procedures / Workplace Safety Focus
  •   Good time management, confidence and ability to work under pressure
  •   Demonstrated leadership skills
  •   AI Certificate would be an advantage and highly regarded.


Role Responsibility / Key Accountabilities


  •   Maintain and adhere to calf rearing required standards according to animal welfare accepted practices.
  •   Manage and maintain a schedule of feeding to ensure the health and vitality of ALL calf and young stock nutritional requirements are met
  •  Maintain a high standard of hygiene that facilitates good calf rearing environment and practice
  •  Ensure all routine health and management procedures are undertaken in a timely manner
  •   Deliver calves to young stock facility at an appropriate size and weight to ensure successful rearing
  •   Maintain a register of birth and health events
  •   Manage and maintain Biosecurity of the calf rearing area / initiating and maintaining a register of treatments and supervision of all vaccinations and preventative health initiatives.
  •   Overall responsibility / supervision of the Calf Rearing team


Our Client offers

  • Very attractive remuneration package (including superannuation / housing)
  • Flexible / Immediate start date
  • Long term position offered - work/life balance


EMAIL ALL APPLICATIONS to to include a cover letter, Resume and current references.


Sponsorship may be offered to the right candidate – depending on qualifications and experience.


Only short listed candidates will be contacted – thank you.


Applications Close: 15th October 2020






2IC - (Possible Share Farm Opportunity)

Date Listed: 25.08.2020

Location - Aberdeen, Hunter Valley of New South Wales

Job Type - Permanent Full Time

Long Term Opportunity / Share Farm Option or Contract Basis / House on Farm



An excellent opportunity exists on our client’s family owned and operated 300 cow dairy operation  located in the Hunter Valley of Aberdeen, New South Wales (5 mins to township – school bus at front gate / 2hrs West of Newcastle / 3hrs North of Sydney).


This well established farm is pasture based comprising of 300 ha irrigated river flats.
There is a modern 20 swing over herringbone dairy.  Batch calving – March & August.

There is the option to bring your own herd, and run as Share Farmers.


The successful applicant must have previous experience in the dairy industry who enjoys herd management and milk harvesting.   You will be self-motivated with a progressive attitude and demonstrate excellent work, management and animal welfare ethics.  Experience and sound knowledge in irrigation systems is most essential.


Our client will also consider a share farming option or contract basis to the right applicant.


Duties will include, but not limited to:-

  • Milk harvesting
  • Herd health / mastitis control / treatments
  • Maintaining milk quality and assurance
  • Calf rearing
  • Irrigation
  • General farming duties

An attractive salary package will be offered to the right applicant.

There is a good 3 bedroom home on farm.

Start Date:  Immediate


Only genuine and experienced applicants should apply.


EMAIL ALL APPLICATIONS to include a cover letter, current CV/Resume and references to



Applications Close: 30th September 2020







2IC - Assistant Farm Manager

Date Listed: 22/08/2020

Location - Tamworth, Northern NSW

Start Date – Flexible / Long Term Opportunity / Work-Life Balance

Excellent Infrastructure / Modern Facilities / House on Farm



Our client is seeking an experienced and highly self-motivated 2IC / Assistant Farm Manager to join their family dairy farming operation located in Tamworth, New South Wales.  This position will suit an individual who is focused on quality control and committed to excellence in dairy production.


Overview of Position


The dairy farming entity consists of 600 acres of irrigated (Pivots & Laterals) and dryland pastures.

Currently milking 250 stud Holstein & Jersey cows on a PMR system.

There is a modern 20 aside herringbone dairy with auto draft, auto feeding system and heatime heat detection system.

There is on-farm accommodation available (to the right applicant). 

Situated only 14km’s to the major City Centre of Tamworth with School Bus pick up at the front gate.


Employment Specifics


The successful applicant must have previous dairy farming experience.  Be honest, reliable and self-motivated with a progressive attitude.  You will work under the direction of the Owner to perform in ‘hands on’ operation (and overseeing in the owner’s absence) all aspects of running the dairy enterprise.  You will have:-


  • Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently
  • A committed work ethic with excellent communication/time management skills
  • Attention to detail attitude / neat and tidy appearance
  • Excellent knowledge of animal health / animal welfare ethics
  • Excellent knowledge of tractors and machinery
  • Good sound mechanical knowledge & skills
  • Problem solving ability / use initiative / work safety focus
  • Current driver’s licence is essential
  • Pasture management experience


Role Responsibility / Key Accountabilities

  • Milk Harvesting / Herd health / Mastitis control
  • Assisting in AI / Reproduction Breeding
  • Grazing Rotation / Irrigation (pivots & laterals)
  • Tractor and machinery operation / ATV operation / repairs / maintenance
  • Feed mixing / Feeding stock / Calf rearing
  • Pasture management / Irrigation
  • General farm work / weed control / stock work


Our Client offers

  • Attractive salary package negotiable (competency based)
  • Long term position with stability (families welcome to apply)
  • Days & hours of work are negotiable although applicants must be available to work alternate weekends ( eg 10 days on / 4 days off )


To Apply


Email all applications to to include a cover letter, Resume and current references.  Telephone enquiries welcome 0428480087.


Applicants for this position will have Australian residency or have eligible working rights within Australia.  There is NO sponsorship for international workers.   Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


Applications Close:  22nd September 2020












Experienced 2IC / Manager or Couple

Date Listed: 1.7.2020

Position Filled



Location –  Bodalla, Far South Coast, New South Wales

Job Type – Permanent, Full Time

House on Farm / Attractive Remuneration Package / Long Term Opportunity with Progression

Start Date – Immediate / Flexible



A position has become available for an experienced and competent 2IC / Manager or  Dairy Couple to join our client’s progressive dairy farming operation ideally located on the Far South Coast at "Beautiful Bodalla" in New South Wales.  An excellent location situated close to the coastal beaches and schools which offer all sporting and leisure activities (work / life balance lifestyle).


The position on offer would suit an experienced Individual and/or Couple with a high level skill set’ - who are passionate about the dairy and agricultural industry and wishing to pursue a long-term career in the dairy sector.  Previous experience in the industry would be an advantage and also an interest in genetics.


Employment Specifics


You will work under the direction of the Farm Owner and have a support team of farm/business consultants.  Therefore a willingness to work and learn in a team environment is most essential.  You will ideally:-

  • Be punctual, reliable and honest – these are a MUST
  • Use initiative / right attitude and willingness to learn
  • Ability to work / milk in a safe manner with attention to detail
  • Must be able to work under precise instruction / follow tasks as allocated
  • Be able to work in a strong team environment
  • Neatness of work / take notes
  • Demonstrate a clean & tidy appearance at all times


Duties will include, but not limited to:-

  • Assisting with milk harvesting –  300 high producing Holstein cows in 20 unit swing over dairy shed
  • Herd health / heat detection
  • Mastitis control / treatments
  • Maintaining milk quality and assurance
  • Dairy clean-up and maintenance
  • Following procedures and protocols
  • General dairy farming practices (weed control / fencing)


Our Client Offers:-

  • Attractive above award remuneration package (competency based)
  • Start Date: Immediate / Flexible
  • Accommodation - 3 bedroom home on farm

Applications are open to permanent Australian Residents and NZ Citizens.  Our client may offer sponsorship to a potential husband / wife team on a TSS visa (depending on qualifications and experience).


Please email all applications to to include a cover letter, Resume and current references. 


Applications close: 15 August 2020





Dairy Farm Manager 

Date Listed: 14.6.2020

Position Filled


  • Location – Kyabram, Northern Victoria
  • Excellent Infrastructure / Modern Facilities
  • Attractive Remuneration Package on offer
  • House on Farm
  • Start Date – 10th July 2020



About the Position


Peppertree Dairy which is located at Kyabram in Northern Victoria is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified and professional Dairy Farm Managers who are looking to develop their skills in 2020/21 and beyond within the Dairy Industry.


This well-established and progressive farming entity milks 500 cows / split calving herd, consists of approximately 400 acres with a 320 acre adjoining run-off block. The dairy is a 50 bail rotary shed with automation. Majority of the irrigation is automated (all flood) to maximise efficiency. Feed system is predominantly pasture based.



Key Specifics / Purpose of Position


As ‘hands on’ Farm Manager - this position will suit a highly skilled, self-motivated and progressive individual who is focused on quality control and the production of a superior product. You MUST have superior pasture management skills. You will continue to grow and pursue excellence in all facets of the day to day farming operation :-

  • To effect the overall management of the dairy farm operations, in consultation with the Owners;
  • To maximise the return from the Dairy operation while maintaining a safe environment, optimal animal health, sustainable environmental outcomes and farm infrastructure in good working order;
  • To provide industry-best Return on Investment;
  • To achieve optimum quality milk production within seasonal constraints;
  • To control costs of production to achieve a profitable and sustainable system;
  • To manage grazing, feeding, fertilizer and irrigation to optimise pasture production / utilization;
  • To ensure efficient staff are engaged, contented and in a safe working environment


Role Responsibility

  • Staff Management
  • Pasture and Feed Management
  • Milk Harvesting
  • Herd Health / Animal Welfare / Young Stock Management
  • Finance and Reporting
  • Asset Management

Our client offers

  • Excellent Remuneration Package (competency based on skill set)
  • House is provided on Farm
  • Start Date: 10th July 2020
  • Excellent opportunity on offer


Position is open to Permanent Australian Residents / Applicants must have full rights to work in Australia.


Sponsorship is NOT available for this position.


Only short listed and suitably qualified Candidates will be contacted thank you.


Email all applications to and must include a cover letter, CV and current references.



Applications Close: 10th July 2020