Farming for the future

 

We are passionate, forward-thinking farmers

Simple, sustainable & safe

One operation

Two locations

The Turner family has a passion for simple, sustainable and safe farming practices. Rakaia Island uses a seasonal, pasture-based system with a strong focus on animal welfare, and the protection of the environment for future generations.

Rakaia Island is a large, family-owned farming operation with over 50 staff and 9,000 cows, in two locations.

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Are you interested in joining our team?

Rakaia Island Ltd is looking for a dairy assistant to join our team at Woodstock near Oxford. You will be part of a team of 6 running 1,500 cows through an internal rotary cowshed.

We value family

We are one collaborative and equal team that respects each other and does what is right.

Our communication is proactive, open and honest and we listen.

We are only as good as the people who work for us.

Our staff are part of our farming values; we value and appreciate them and all they do.

We love to see them grow in their knowledge and confidence and want to support them in reaching their goals.

We strive to make it happen

We are all committed to doing what we say we will do and making the difference.

We are courageous to take risks and be progressive for the good of Rakaia Island.

This is personal for us. We’ve poured years of time and energy into Rakaia Island and we want to see it to continue flourishing for generations to come.

And, even after all these years, we still have the same enthusiasm as ever.

We strive to make it happen

We are all committed to doing what we say we will do and making the difference.

We are courageous to take risks and be progressive for the good of Rakaia Island.

This is personal for us. We’ve poured years of time and energy into Rakaia Island and we want to see it to continue flourishing for generations to come.

And, even after all these years, we still have the same enthusiasm as ever.

We are all proud farmers

We are all proud of our people, cows, pasture, environment and sustainable practices.

We celebrate our success, have fun and share this within the community.

Our shared values foster a feeling of family – a sense of belonging, and respecting each other to do what is right.

Rakaia Island staff are passionate about making things better every day; ‘making it happen’.

As a forward-thinking farming business we are committed to continuous learning, being leaders and respecting each other within the business.

Individual contributions are recognised and leadership opportunities provided to progress in the dairy industry, with training and support from the Operations team and Turner family.

We encourage continuous learning

As leaders, we are all willing to give things a go, be open-minded to new ideas and initiatives and support one another to continually learn and grow.

Over our decades of farming, we have seen many positive changes to farming.

We embrace this evolution and ensure we keep up to date with any new developments that will enhance our farming practices.

On-going education is important for all our staff. There are always new things to learn.

We encourage continuous learning

As leaders, we are all willing to give things a go, be open-minded to new ideas and initiatives and support one another to continually learn and grow.

Over our decades of farming, we have seen many positive changes to farming.

We embrace this evolution and ensure we keep up to date with any new developments that will enhance our farming practices.

On-going education is important for all our staff. There are always new things to learn.

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