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Farm Consultant

Advertiser: Firstlight FoodsMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
6 Nov 2019
Hawkes Bay, Hastings
Work Type
Full Time
Farming, Animals & Conservation, Agronomy & Farm Services

First Light Foods is an innovative, market leading grass-fed Meat Company, based in sunny Hawke’s Bay. Established in 2003 First Light has developed a high-value supply chain of 100% grass-fed Venison and Wagyu to domestic and international markets which consistently delivers its producers the above market returns that New Zealand farmers deserve. Taking a leadership position our purpose is to put the pride back into New Zealand farming.

First Light is entering an exciting phase in the growth of its successful Wagyu beef business. With over 300 suppliers and 30,000 head of cattle from Northland to Southland this is a key role to help build advocacy for the First Light Wagyu model and support our existing suppliers with achieving their very best.

We are seeking a driven individual who can demonstrate high levels of competence in the following areas:

  • Dairy and Beef farming systems nationwide
  • Farm system modelling using Farmax or similar
  • A strong network across dairy and beef industry professionals
  • A technical bent coupled with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels


Ideally you will be an experienced farm consultant with 10 years+ experience, with a degree in Agriculture and an in-depth working knowledge of farm systems in beef and dairy. Alternatively, you can demonstrate a strong track record of success in the farm consulting industry. You will be a self-starting, team player looking for a challenge at an exciting stage of the business’s growth. If you are a high achiever, looking for an opportunity to contribute to New Zealand’s value-add beef industry model we want to hear from you.

A competitive salary package including a company vehicle that rewards an experienced professional will be offered.

Can all interested applicants please apply via the link with a cover letter and CV. If you have any questions about the role please send these to Judy Merson at Applications close 30th of November 2019.

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?

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