Shepherd General

  • Otorohaea Ltd
  • Waikato
  • Sep 28, 2021
Full time Drystock

Job Description

Otorohaea Ltd  is looking for an experienced shepherd general to join the team. 

A bit about Otorohaea

Otorohaea Ltd is a family farming business based 40 minutes west of Hamilton comprising two blocks, 25 minutes apart. Otorohaea Farm block is 575ha, running a breeding operation with 3000 ewes + replacements and a trade heifer policy. Kerr Road block is 375ha, running a 1000 terminal ewe flock and 450 bull beef cattle for finishing.

The Position

As the Shepherd General you will assist with the day-to-day operations on the farm including stock management, monitoring and reporting on animal health, reporting farm health & safety risks and participating pro-actively to help achieve the overall business targets and goals. You will work closely with the Farm manager and other staff to improve and drive production and develop and grow your personal skills. 

What we are looking for

Along with a minimum of four 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
  • A strong team of 3-4 working dogs, under good control
  • Broad range of general farm maintenance skills
  • Health and safety focused
  • Computer literate with the willingness to learn and adapt
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Accurate record keeping
  • Self-motivated
  • Current valid driver’s license

The Offer

This position offers a great opportunity for someone who is wanting to learn and advance their farming skills.  There is a warm and sunny three-bedroom house just 5 minutes from the local school. 

The property is centrally located 40 minutes from either Hamilton or Raglan Beach and based in the excellent farming community - Waingaro / Te Akau. It is a very welcoming community with a lot happening. There is a community complex that hosts pony club, polo, rugby and several other sporting codes; it is a real hub for the community.

Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of the Otorohaea Ltd team. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO APPLY:  Please contact Manager Chris Kereopa 027 300 7462 or email your cover letter and CV (with contact details for two references) to: office@otorohaea.co.nz

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