Maraetotara, New Zealand
Located at the top of Maraetotara, Waipoapoa Station comprises 1200ha of pristine farming land and is highly regarded in farming circles. This summer safe sheep and cattle breeding operation runs 3000 Kelso ewes and 300 Hereford cows and has excellent farming policies, stock performance, management and infrastructure.
This position of Experienced Shepherd presents a fantastic opportunity for you to join a small and efficient team and will offer you the autonomy and responsibility you have been seeking. You will enjoy the variety of stock and general work and the property’s scale and contour offers some exceptional mustering, requiring a team of 2-4 working dogs under good control.
The owners are after a person with a great work ethic and a sense of humour to ride alongside them and enjoy the experiences, learnings and rewards this magnificent property has to offer. Demonstrate to us in your application the reason you should secure this position and how your skills could benefit...
Ashley Clinton, New Zealand
Our client’s family farming property is located in Central Hawke’s Bay, in the rural community of Ashley Clinton. This sheep & beef breeding and finishing operation comprises 800ha with a good mix of contour. The farm runs 2700 MA ewes, 900 hoggets, 140 Angus breeding cows and 150 Friesian bulls.
This Shepherd position presents a fantastic opportunity to work alongside a supportive Farm Owner who encourages growth and where you will be exposed to all aspects of a well-established farming business. The Shepherd will assist the Farm Owner in the day-to-day operation of the property with a 70:30 split between stock work and general work, providing a huge variety in your work day.
To be successful in this role you will need:
A couple of years farming experience.
Experience riding quad bikes on steeper hill country.
Basic skills in fencing (R & M and electrics).
Two working dogs with the view to build your team.
Accommodation is dependent on your situation with a...
Te Putu Road, Waihaha, New Zealand
Maui Milk is a leader in the emerging sheep dairy industry in New Zealand, bringing pure wholesome sheep milk products to the world. Established in 2015, Maui Milk now includes the country’s leading genetic programme with a new, recognised breed of dairy sheep - Southern Cross™. There are two farms supplying milk which are located on the western shores of Lake Taupo - Waikino Station and WKT Farm. Waikino Station is 770ha and milks 2100 Southern Cross ewes through a 64 bale internal rotary sheep milking shed.
Due to the expansion and success of Waikino, a Dairy 2IC is now required to assist the Farm Manager and wider team. This is an exciting role where you will be involved in all aspects of the sheep milking operation providing the opportunity for you to further extend your knowledge and learn a variety of new skills. Key responsibilities will include milking (the roster system is 6 days on, 2 days off), lambing and assisting with pasture management. Due to the unique nature of...