Shepherd/Experienced Shepherd

  • Rural Directions
  • Tararua, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
  • Sep 30, 2021
Full time Drystock

Job Description


Seven Hills Farming is a family-owned farming business, located just 15 minutes from Pahiatua and Eketahuna. The proud owners Bryan and Nicki Bendall run the highly successful Seven Hills Farming Angus stud; they have an on-farm bull sale in June.

The property is 1450ha and offers a mix of contour from 200ha of flats and approximately 700ha of medium to steep hill country, there is also 500ha of Manuka. They are currently running 10,000su with a 50:50 split of Romney sheep and Angus cattle.

For more information on Seven Hills Farming please go to


As the Shepherd/Experienced Shepherd, this role offers an 80:20 split between stock and general work. The role will offer a variety of work covering all aspects of the day-to-day stock work, through to gaining experience on the intricacies of a stud operation. You will have the opportunity to work autonomously and to be part of a team.


Along with 2 years of relevant experience and a passion for the industry, the successful applicant will have:

  • A good level of stockmanship
  • Well-controlled team of 4-6 working dogs
  • A high level of communication

Due to the stud operation, you will require a high level of accuracy with your tagging and record-keeping, along with a strong emphasis on animal health. Ensuring the drench book is kept up to date will also be part of your role.


As part of the attractive remuneration package, there is a fully insulated three-bedroom cottage. Seven Hills Farming is located just 15 minutes from Pahiatua and Eketahuna where there are plenty of recreational opportunities on offer including young farmers clubs, dog trial clubs, and great sporting clubs and facilities.

If you are looking to expand your skill base and to take on more responsibility don’t miss this opportunity!


To view a Job Information pack please visit or give the Rural Directions team a call on 06 871 0450 for a confidential chat (Ref# 795468).

Applications close Sunday 17th 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.