Shepherd General

$50,000 - $60,000 yearly
  • Rexdale Ltd
  • Dec 21, 2021
Full time Drystock

Job Description

Rexdale Ltd is a 765ha property located in the Mangamaire District, 10 mins south of Pahiatua, 30mins from Palmerston North and Masterton.

We run 7,250 stock units made up of a third sheep, a third cattle and a third deer and is an intensive breeding and finishing operation, including rearing 600-800 Friesian bull calves annually to feed into our bull cell system.  We pride ourselves on running a high-performing business with good systems, pride in the stock we produce and in the presentation of our property.  With our business being made up of sheep, calf rearing, bull finishing and deer for velvet production, we offer a busy but varied day-to-day workload and you will learn a large range of skill-sets. 

In this role you will be required to take care of the daily stock shifts, feeding out, drenching, fencing, tractor work, yard and woolshed work and other general seasonal farm requirements, working both independently and alongside the owner and/or 2IC.

The successful person will:

- Have a genuine interest in farming and this job.

- Have an interest in intensive finishing with a good understanding of pasture management and feed budgeting or be willing and open to learning this.

- Have 1-2 trained working dogs under good command.  (Small paddocks and numerous laneways means a large team of dogs is not required for this position).

- Have excellent listening skills and be able to follow instruction.

- Be competent driving ATV's and tractors and respect our health & safety requirements.

- Be drug-free!

We are looking for someone with impeccable work ethic and maturity who will respect our property and livestock.  The position includes a tidy 4 bedroom home and primary and secondary schooling options close-by.  Good work opportunities for partners with various towns and cities within a 35km radius.

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