Stock Manager

  • Rural Directions
  • Wainuioru, New Zealand
  • Sep 10, 2021
Full time Drystock

Job Description


Beetham Pastural is a family owned farming business, which operates two farms in Wainuioru, Masterton Each farm has its own environmental plan and is independently accounted for financially and in terms of production. 

Brancepeth is one of the two farms operated by Beetham Pastural. The property is 470ha effective and located 15 mins east of Masterton. This is a stunning farm of historic significance, comprised of productive medium rolling hills and irrigated flats.

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The Stock Manager will be responsible for the operational management of the Brancepeth property, as well as working as part of the team for the wider operation when needed. The main responsibilities of this role will include; animal health and welfare, stock rotations, feed budgeting, weighing and condition scoring, recording and reporting, health and safety and general farm maintenance.

You will work closely with the Operations Manager and will be involved in monthly meetings with the Owner and Operations Manager to discuss and engage in the farming policy. Beetham Pastural are early adopters of farm based technology and are looking for someone that is willing to get to know the property and its systems and take on more responsibility in time.


Applications are welcomed from current Stock Managers or Experienced Shepherds looking to take the next step in their career. Along with relevant experience, a passion for the sheep and beef industry, and an interest in the continual development of the farming operation, the successful applicant will have:

  • Ambition, drive and be willing to take on responsibility
  • Up to 5 good working dogs and strong stockmanship skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Sound computer literacy and an interest in using farm technology
  • Personal traits of co-operation, flexibility and motivation


At Beetham Pastural, there is a strong focus on development and growth of the business and the people within the business, this means professional development and training opportunities will be available with this role as well as exposure to farm discussion groups and workshops. There is a competitive remuneration package, including a warm and tidy 4 bedroom home with two fires available with this role. A strong and active rural community surrounds the farm, with a rural primary school and local playgroup less than 5 minutes away.  It is an easy commute to town, 35 minutes from the coast and heaps of hunting.


To view a Job Information pack please visit (if the link doesn’t work please copy it into your web browser) or give the Rural Directions team a call on 06 871 0450 for a confidential chat (Ref# 784720).

Applications close Sunday 26th September 2021

Due to border restrictions, we may only be able to consider job seekers currently residing in New Zealand with full work eligibility, or NZ Citizens/Residents returning home in 2021.