Stock Manager - Sheep & Beef Breeding & Finishing Farm

  • Papawai Partnership
  • Ōtāne, New Zealand
  • Sep 27, 2021
Full time Drystock

Job Description

A Stock Manager position has become available working on a 565-ha breeding and intensive lamb finishing property at Otane, Central Hawke's Bay. This farm is one of three sheep, beef and cropping properties in the group.

This property offers a variety of work and is farmed intensively with a high level of production. It currently runs 150 Angus cows and 3,500 Romney X ewes, aiming to finish all lambs on farm. Basic tractor skills are desirable but not essential. The role would suit someone who has previous experience and is looking for responsibility. 

The ideal candidate must have:

  • Strong work ethic, is self-motivated and able to work alone or part of a team.
  • Proven ability with stock production and pasture management.
  • Have a responsible attitude to Health & Safety and Machinery.
  • Good general maintenance skills.
  • Team of 3 - 4 good dogs.
  • A basic knowledge of water reticulation – maintenance and development.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Hold a current full NZ Drivers Licence.

The role offers:

  • A competitive remuneration package to the right candidate.
  • Good infrastructure.
  • A tidy three bedroom home located 5 km from Otane and 8 km from Waipawa.
  • School bus at the corner of the property.

The farm provides a safe workplace and the successful applicant may be required to pass a drug and alcohol test and a criminal background check.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.