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Tidy Contract Milker Role in Ohaupo

We have a fantastic Contract Milking Role available, advertising on behalf of our client.Great location, being in close proximity to Te Awamutu, Cambridge and Hamilton for shopping and schooling as well as being only a few minutes to Ohaupo township.Farm Stats:190 cows65 ha (rectangle farm - easy to manage)67,000kgMS average total productionSpring calving - Mid July16 a/s HerringboneCliptank Effluent System to travelling irrigatorIn-shed feed (approx. 50t bought)Bought maize (approx. 50tDM)Home ...

February 27, 2024

Farm Manager Role in Tauwhare

RECO is pleased to present this fantastic Farm Manager position located in the Tauwhare district. Only 15-20 minutes to Cambridge, Morrinsville and Hillcrest, Hamilton. This farm has great infrastructure and flat to easy rolling contour making this position much to be desired for.This farm has been recently purchased by owners that are new to dairy, expanding from their drystock business so we are in need of a competent operator. This position is open for 1 June 2024 start. This is your opportun...

January 23, 2024

GDT Update - 16th January 2024

A great start to the 2024 calendar year with two successive increases in the GDT auctions. As more product has been sold for the 2023-24 season, we have seen the Fonterra Farmgate Milk Price narrow to a $1.00kgMS swing from $7.00kgMS to $8.00kgMS. This should instil confidence that dairy is moving in a more positive direction than the barrel we were looking down less than 6 months ago. Continue to update your farms budgets and improve your understanding of your current financial position. T...

January 17, 2024

GDT Update - 21st November 2023

Another day, another GDT auction. No movement on the day. WMP lifting by 1.9% and SMP diving by 3.8%. Over the last 12 auctions, the average movement has been -0.1%....

November 24, 2023

"No Update, is the Update"

(3 minute read)We have come to the realisation that it is never the technical skills that prevent a business getting to the next step in the process, but often the communication. Whether that is communicating with, Your team on a daily basis Contractors who provide product or service to your business or,Shareholders and stakeholders about the businesses position and directionWe can all be better at communicating. Here are our Top 10 Steps, 1)    Active Listenin...

September 8, 2023

30 Lease Cows Wanted ASAP

A client based in the Waipa is looking for approximately 30 Friesian/ Friesian Cross cows to join their 400 cow herd for the remainder of the year. Additional land has been brought into the dairy platform and so we require additional mouths to match the pasture growth. The farm is currently running a System 3 with in-shed feed, home grown chicory and maize.Price per head will be dependent on both parties situation. Preference to return on 1st May 2024. We can vouch for strong animal he...

August 29, 2023

Fonterra's Farmgate Milk Price & Diminishing Marginal Returns

Fonterra has recently revised their forecast farmgate milk price for the 2023-24 season to a midpoint of $7.00kgMS with a range of $6.25-$7.75kgMS. Their advance rates have also been lowered to reflect this update.As a farmer, you are a price taker and unfortunately that means you have to ride the wave that is coming behind you. Although it often feels like there is a lot of things you can’t control, you can take control of understanding your farm finances and in particular, where you haven’...

August 4, 2023

GDT Update - 16th May 2023

The lastest GDT has seen a 0.9% drop. The quantity sold was 1,700 MT less than the auction prior while the number of participating bidders remained the same.We will await Fonterra's 2023/24 season opening payout announcement with bated breath....

May 17, 2023

Fonterra's Fixed Milk Price 8th May 2023

Fonterra's most recent FMP (fixed milk price) offering on the 8th May shows Fonterra's  outlook is $8.49kgMS with the 10c service fee to be deducted from. This has increased $0.92c from the last fixed milk price offering of $7.57 on the 12 April 2023.Although there is a steady increase trending, the pressure on dairy farmers farm working expenses will still remain, in order to stay in 'the green'. It is prudent to have a deep dive into what it has cost you to produce 1kgMS in the ...

May 8, 2023

5050 Sharemilking Position Available *POSITION FILLED*

We have been approached by one of our clients to "chance" the industry for a late season 5050 Sharemilker to take on their farm for the coming seasons. This exceptional farm is located 10 minutes south east of the sort after rural town, Te Awamutu. The farm has been in the family for nearly 100 years and it has come time for someone else to take the reins and make this place their own. The Holstein friesian herd that is currently on the farm will be required to be purchased as a part of thi...

May 3, 2023

GDT Update - 2nd May 2023

Great to see another small lift at the GDT this morning. Little wins like this gives the industry confidence that we are heading in the right direction. The NZX forecast below, using the latest results, has a predicted Farmgate Milk Price of $7.75kgMS. Although there has been a few reductions to farm working expenses, the continued rise in interest rates will put pressure on farm profitability. There is still a long way to go and it is crucial to review where you expenditure will conclude f...

May 3, 2023

GDT Update - 18th April 2023

It is promising to see such a great result after 4 consecutive down auctions. The last auction that was in the green was 7th February 2023, which was also 3.2% up, however there have been big movements in results from 4.7% down (4th April 2023) to the most recent auction.The total volume of products sold at this auction was down 4.68%....

April 19, 2023

Grazing Available - Waitomo & Tihoi

We have been approached by two farmers in the Waitomo and Tihoi districts. The Waitomo farm has space for, 75-80 R2's May 1-May1, $12/wk  75-80 Calves Nov/Dec, $10/wk The Tihoi Farm has space for,80 R2's May 1-May1, $TBC45 Carryover cows, $TBC45 Wintering cows, $TBCPlease email regan@itsreco.co.nz or call/text 0297781989...

April 6, 2023

JOIN our dynamic, exciting and small team here at RECO.

We can genuinely say that no two days are the same. Our opening is for anyone that has a passion for;Training and facilitating new entrants into the dairy industryWorking on financial projects and understanding system changes and how they affect the bottom lineAssisting our supervisory farms with feed, fert and farm logisticsSupporting new recruits onto farms and their contractual obligationsAttending workshops, Fieldays & conferences to build your industry knowledgeSustainable and environme...

February 16, 2023

Job Listing: Exceptional Contract Milking Position - 385 cows *POSITION FILLED*

This high quality contract role will appeal to many. 125ha effective of flat to gentle rolling contour located minutes from Te Awamutu.385 peak milking Jersey cows producing an outstanding 161,000kgMS from a spring calving system. In-shed feeding and purchased silage bales throughout the season as well as some made on farm. 5.5ha of maize has been introduced this season and will likely continue.Very strong infrastructure and well raced farm means this job is going to be a winner for the desired ...

January 16, 2023

Top of the Line - Temuka Contract Role *POSITION FILLED*

Much to be desired, this farm is located 12 minutes from Temuka and 25 minutes away from Timaru. FARM STATS196ha effective flat contourPeak milking 730 - TAD all season3.5-4 FTE1996 50 bale rotary cowshed with a milfos plant - no ACR'sIn-shed feed - Barley, PKE and ProliqFriesian cows running as two herds310,000-320,000kgMS.430kgMS/cowPrior production at 500kgMS/cow so has potential to lift again. 8ha of stand-off padAll water irrigationFull AB with an LIC techEffluent system – pond ...

January 5, 2023

Tangible Results Coming for the Primary Industries

‘Climate Action Centre’ is the new cool catch phrase in the industry as of the announcement at the Fieldays by the Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture. This new joint venture partners with ANZCO Foods, Fonterra, Ravensdown, Rabobank, Silver Fern Farms and Synlait. By 2025, this commitment will see an investment of up to $35 million annually from these partners that will be matched by the government. ...

December 9, 2022

Job Listing: Winning at Wardville 50:50 Sharemilking

This highly sought after 50:50 position has become available in the popular Wardville area for the 2023-24 season and beyond. Handy to Matamata and Morrinsville and the local outdoor recreational attractions. This 58ha farm on sandy loam soils has milked 220 Jersey cows but currently milking 210 crossbred cows has achieved 82,000MS but typically does 75,000MS. The system relies on maximising pasture production and as such uses up to 190 kg of nitrogen and will typically use 120T of PKE fed via ...

November 18, 2022

50:50 Sharemilker in Korakonui - 600 cows

This exceptional farm is seeking a new 50:50 Sharemilker for the 2023-24 season and beyond. The underrated district of Korakonui is home to many high performing dairy farms, so why not make this your home for many years to come.  This farm boasts fantastic infrastructure and contour with supportive farm owners who want to see the sharemilkers succeed and the overall business and all parties that encompass it.  Our ideal candidate is someone who is passionate about farming and harnessin...

November 3, 2022

Spring Pasture Management Tips

During early October, pasture production is heading in the right direction. With growth rates exceeding demand, conditions allow for faster rounds and reduced supplements where possible....

September 8, 2022

Job Listing: Farm Assistant for Fantastic Farm

Situated just 5mins from Tirau, this farm is of the perfect Waikato Contour. Flat to gentle rolling. Milking through a 36 aside with in-shed feeders and protract, milking is a breeze here. FARM STATS  470 cows450kgMS/cow 150ha Maize and chicory grown on farm Feedpad for 250 cows   ACCOMODATION 3 Bedroom home Tidy home located on the property  ROSTER  12:2 but could be negotiable depending on the other team members  SUMMARY This would be a great r...

March 29, 2022

Job Listing: Grass to Milk - Couples Contract

In the sought after location of the Waipa District, this role would be ideally suited for a working couple.  380 cows milked through a 37as herringbone with production last year of 136,000kgMS achieved and a 3-year average of 130,000kgMS still has room to improve with the right pasture management skills in play. The contract rate is negotiable for the right applicant.The role is suited to a couple as there is only one house available with the position which is 3-bedroom plus a sleep-out. Th...

March 24, 2022

Job Listing: Contract Milker - 380 peak milking Jersey cows

This high quality contract role will appeal to many. 132ha effective of flat to gentle rolling contour located minutes from Te Awamutu. 380 peak milking Jersey cows producing an outstanding 161,000kgMS from a spring calving system. In-shed feeding and purchased silage bales throughout the season. Very strong infrastructure and well raced farm means this job is going to be a winner for the desired applicant. This farm is owned by a Maori Trust and myself (Regan McCorquindale) is the farm supervis...

March 24, 2022

Production or profit per hectare?

One of my main goals for my clients is to begin changing the conversation that we have from production to profit. Don’t get me wrong, I like seeing cows come in full of milk just like the next farmer, but what is it costing us to do so and are we getting the best return on investment?...

March 1, 2022

​Job listing: Near to Town Contract Milking

Find yourself less than ten minutes from Te Awamutu with this 380 cow Contract Milking position. The property boasts a sound 37 aside herringbone with a fantastic race network that loops all the way around the mainly rectangle farm that is predominantly flat with a few gentle sidelings.The farm runs a System 3 operation with an in-shed meal system and maize grown on farm within the effluent block.As the position only offers one house, this position would be suited to a couple or a very eage...

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