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Farm Manager

Customers love Appleby Farms ice cream – we’re looking for an outstanding farm manager who wants to produce the milk that goes into the ice cream that people love

Appleby Farms is the first step in the Appleby ice cream story. Applicants will need to demonstrate a passion for producing top quality raw ingredients that are central to creating our premium award-winning hand-crafted ice creams. For more on the Appleby story watch our video or visit


We are an inter-generational family farming business - we grow pasture, livestock and people. We truly care about the environment in which we live and operate and we’re looking for someone who wants to join our team.

The farm is 54ha plus associated support land on the outskirts of Nelson. We calve 200 cows, operate a well maintained 15 a-side herringbone and produce high quality A2 every day of the year.

This kind of opportunity doesn’t come along every day

You will need to be experienced in all aspects of modern dairy farming and understand the importance of food safety, environmental and animal husbandry best practice. As well as being a skilled and competent pasture manager you will strive to be a proud ambassador for our cow to cone story. This is a hands-on role and requires a manager who has respect for cows, people and the environment. And you’ll need to be comfortable farming on the edge of town. Click here for  a full position description:

Appleby Farms provides a supportive work environment, competitive remuneration package and a three-bedroom home located close to town in an area with great climate and plenty of outdoor, recreational and social activities.

To apply

Let us know why you’re the person for this role by sending your CV and cover letter to by Friday 20th March 2019. Want to discuss first? Please contact Sarah Watson at PeopleMAD on 021 800 887.