Farm Manager – Mangamahu Valley

  • Rural Directions
  • Mangamahu, New Zealand
  • Sep 14, 2021
Full time Drystock

Job Description


Manurewa Farm, based 38km from Whanganui, is a family owned 466ha property. The farm is a balance of breeding and finishing, sheep and cattle running 2250MA Romney ewes and 225 cattle. The property offers a mixed contour and variety in the everyday farm work.

Our client is very passionate about the farming operation and takes a lot of pride in the business.


The Farm Manager will be responsible for the planning, management and day-to-day running of the farm. The owner is looking for a hands-on Farm Manager with a modern thought process who is open to new ideas and is keen to grow with this continually evolving property.

Key responsibilities for this position include; setting the farm and stock policies in conjunction with the owner, stock work, general maintenance and organising farm contractors e.g. shearers.

The farm has good support networks, with a Farm Advisor and Agronomist available for consultation. There is a cropping and grass renewal plan in place.


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:

  • Excellent level of stockmanship with 3 – 4 well controlled dogs.
  • A good understanding of animal health
  • Pasture management & Feed Budgeting (rotational grazing) experience
  • General skills, basic R&M, fencing, tractor skills
  • Computer literacy


There will be an excellent remuneration package on offer including a tidy 3 bedroom home. Mangamahu Valley has a strong rural community with plenty of social activities such as; horse sports, dog trials and events at the Mangamahu Hall. There are great primary and secondary school options available with school bus available nearby.


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# 786851).

Applications close Sunday 3rd October 2021

Due to border restrictions, we may only be able to consider candidates currently residing in New Zealand with full work eligibility, or NZ citizens/residents returning home in 2021.