Agri jobs: farm assistant in New Zealand and herdsperson in Meath
Here are some of the latest jobs in agriculture in Ireland. This week, there is a position available on a New Zealand dairy farm run by an Irish sharemilker.

Farm assistant in New Zealand

A farm in Waikato, New Zealand, that milks 600 cows and is run by an Irish sharemilker has an opening for a farm assistant. To apply, send your CV to epomahony88@gmail.com.

Milker wanted in Tipperary

A farm worker is needed for a 340-cow dairy herd with spring calving in Co Tipperary. The candidate must be a competent milker, experienced in feeding and calving and able to carry out the day-to-day farm jobs, according to the ad. To apply, send your CV to recruitmentmanager@farmsolutions.ie or call 053-923 6222.

Farm worker in Limerick

This job, based on a farm with a 130-cow Ayrshire herd in Co Limerick, requires a competent milker, with machinery experience. The successful applicant will also work as part of sports pitch installation team and on-farm accommodation is provided. To apply, send your CV to recruitmentmanager@farmsolutions.ie or call 053-923 6222.

Dairy farm worker

Part-time helped is wanted on a Co Waterford dairy farm. Duties include milking, feeding calves and general farm work. There will be occasional weekends with this job. To apply call 087-760 9664.

Stockperson for 250ac farm

A stockperson with experience in calf rearing and a dairy background is sought on a Co Tipperary farm. The candidate will be joining an agricultural student on the farm and would be required to repair and maintain equipment on the farm according to the ad. This is a contract position and includes pay for overtime hours worked. To apply, send your CV to recruitmentmanager@farmsolutions.ie or call 053-923 6222.

Farm manager in Cork

A dairy farm has an opening for a hands-on farm manager, who will get involved in the day-to-day operations of the farm as well as the managerial aspects, according to the ad. This is a contract position and accommodation can be sourced locally for the successful candidate. To apply, send your CV to recruitmentmanager@farmsolutions.ie or call 053 9236222.

Relief workers in Wexford

Dairy relief workers who are competent milkers and have experience in feeding and calving are wanted in Co Wexford. To apply, send your CV to recruitmentmanager@farmsolutions.ie.

Machine operator

An agri contractor is seeking an experienced tractor driver and machine operator in Co Kildare. This is a full-time temporary position from March to November. To apply, reply to box number 1707.

Dairy farm worker

A dairy farm worker is wanted for a 200-cow spring-calving herd in the Carrigaline area of Co Cork. To apply, call 086-254 2597.

Herd manager in Tipperary

An opportunity has arisen to manage and develop a dairy farm of up to 250 acres within an agricultural college setting with excellent facilities. The successful candidate will focus on the overall herd and be in charge of students as staff on this farm. Ideally, this role is for a qualified farm manager with three to five years’ experience, according to the ad. To apply, send your CV to recruitmentmanager@farmsolutions.ie or call 053-923 6222.

Herdsperson in Co Meath

The job involves assisting on the running of a 200- cow, autumn/spring-calving dairy herd. Experience in milking, calving heat detection and the operation of farm machinery is required. To apply, send your CV to meathdairy@gmail.com.

Dairy farm operative

A farm near Mitchelstown in north Cork is seeking a farm worker who is experienced in milking, calving, rearing calves, the safe operation of tractors and farm machinery including loaders and spreading slurry. To apply call 087-984 8624.

Technical sales adviser

Grassland Agro has an opening for a technical sales adviser in the Waterford region. A background in farming and knowledge of animal husbandry are essential skills. The applicant should be hard-working. To apply, send your CV to careers@grassland.ie.

Milk collection truck driver

There are part-time and full-time positions in Co Galway for collecting milk from farmyards. To apply, call 087-822 7544.

Assistant manager

An assistant farm manager is wanted for a grass-focused, spring-calving herd in the midwest. There are good facilities and working hours according to the ad. To apply, send your CV to irishfarmjob@gmail.com.

For more information on all these job ads and more, click here.

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The farmer's daily wrap: inspections, milk price and silage 2019
Here is your news round-up of the five top farming stories and weather outlook for 16 February 2019.

Weather forecast

Met Éireann has said that there will be some mist or drizzle at times on Saturday morning, but most places will be dry during the day.

More general rain is forecast to develop along the west coast by evening.

It will be mild and breezy, with highs of 10°C to 12°C in southerly winds.

In the news

  • In pictures: silage 2019 kicks off in February in Kilkenny.
  • The board of Aurivo met on Friday and increased its January milk price.
  • Farmers are being driven out of business by over-zealous and unaccountable inspectors, Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has said.
  • Applications for the BEEP scheme, which has a funding provision of €20m, will be accepted up to and including next Friday 22 February.
  • Some 66 projects from across the country will be allocated funding of €62m under the €1bn rural regeneration and development fund.
  • Coming up this Saturday

  • Good week/bad week.
  • Nathan Tuffy reports from Balla Mart.
    Fly-tippers return to burn rubbish to prevent identification
    A farmer who spoke out against illegal dumping and promised to search bags to find the culrpits spurred those responsible to return and burn out the rubbish.

    A farmer who said he would search through illegally dumped rubbish on his farm found it burnt to ashes when he returned two days later.

    Speaking on RTE’s Countrywide earlier in the year, tillage and livestock farmer Michael Doran from Co Wexford said he was targeted on two separate occasions by dumpers after Christmas.

    Bags of rubbish, mattresses, old clothes, children’s toys and household appliances were among the items dumped. At the time, Doran said it was his intention to search the bags in an effort to identify those responsible.

    I went down on the Monday and someone had put a match to it and burnt all the rubbish

    However, after the show aired on Saturday, and in a bid to prevent identification, the rubbish was reduced to a pile of ashes and burnt metal.

    “I went down on the Monday and someone had put a match to it and burnt all the rubbish,” Michael said.

    He said the farm had been preparing for calving and it had been a struggle to find the time to conduct the search.

    Men in vans

    Michael said there were a number of theories about where the rubbish had come from. Some people said they had seen adverts on various platforms from men in vans offering to take rubbish away for €25 to €30.

    “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is too good to be true,” Michael warned. “That rubbish is being offloaded on properties like mine.”

    In a bid to tackle the issue, county councils are to introduce an inspection system similar to the TV licence. Homeowners will be asked to produce evidence that they are disposing of their waste legally to cut down on “men in vans”-type operations.

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    Foot and mouth disease found in Australian airport seizures
    A number of products seized at Australian airports since December last year have tested positive for foot and mouth disease.

    Pork jerky, sausages and other pork products were seized by officials from the Australian Department of Agriculture in airports in the last three months.

    Two samples tested positive for foot and mouth disease, while one tested inconclusive. In total, more than 280 samples were tested for the disease to date this year.

    African Swine Fever was also detected in six of the December samples and 40 of this year’s samples, according to a report by ABC news.

    Agriculture Minister David Littleproud said that he “won't tolerate travellers risking Australian farming.”

    Cost

    It is estimated that a foot and mouth outbreak could cost Australia’s livestock industry up to $60bn.

    "[If] borders close we can't trade live animals, we can't send meat products out of the country except to other countries that have FMD,” biosecurity expert and Melbourne University professor Tom Kompas said.

    The Victoria Farmer’s Federation said that penalties need to be more severe on people who bring in biosecurity hazards.

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