EXPERIENCED SHEPHERD

  • Mangakuri Station
  • Mangakuri Station, Mangakuri Beach, Central Hawkes Bay
  • Sep 08, 2021
Full time Drystock

Job Description

Mangakuri Station is looking for an experienced shepherd to join the team. 

A BIT ABOUT MANGAKURI STATION…

Mangakuri is a coastal 1,300ha, 1,100 effective, breeding operation located at Mangakuri Beach, in Central Hawkes Bay.  Running 9,500su consisting of Romney sheep and Angus cattle.  Approximately 40 minutes from Waipawa and 50 minutes from Hastings.  The Station is owned by the Williams Charitable Trust with all profits donated to local charities and reinvested into the Station. 

THE OPPORTUNITY…

As the shepherd you will assist with the day-to-day operations on the Station including stock management, animal health, general farm maintenance and decision making. 

The Station is focused on improving and driving production on the farm.  Support the farm manager in maximising the farm’s performance and develop and grow your personal skills. 

A BIT ABOUT YOU…

Along with a minimum of two years relevant agricultural experience and a passion for the sheep and beef industry, the successful applicant will be competent in the following areas:

  • Experienced stockperson
  • Pasture management and feed budgeting skills
  • Ideally have a strong team of 4-5 working dogs, under good control
  • Broad range of general farm maintenance skills
  • Health and safety focused
  • Computer literate and willingness to learn and able to adapt to modern technology
  • Excellent communication skills and accurate record keeping
  • Fit and self-motivated, with great sense of humour

ON OFFER…

This position offers a great opportunity for someone who is wanting to learn and advance their farming skills.  As part of the competitive remuneration package there is a warm and sunny three-bedroom house just a couple of minutes from Mangakuri Beach. 

Mangakuri Beach offers excellent swimming, diving and fishing recreational opportunities.  Local schooling, including playgroup, is offered in Elsthorpe with a school bus from the gate. 

Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of the Mangakuri Station team. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO APPLY:  Please email your cover letter and CV (with contact details for two references) to Jeremy Crosse at manager@mangakuri.co.nz.

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