Stud Manager – Mt Cass Station

  • Rural Directions
  • Waipara, New Zealand
  • Dec 23, 2021
Full time Drystock

Job Description


Mt Cass Station is a 3,300ha hill country station located in Waipara, North Canterbury. They are an organic unit running 8,300 Wiltshire ewes, including 1,000 SIL recorded Stud ewes on medium Hill Country.

They introduced Wiltshire genetics in 2009, after purchasing their first Wiltshire rams to put across the farm’s existing mid-micron ewes, along with some Wiltshire ewe lambs. Since then, they have been breeding and selecting, and now run an even line of 8,300 Wiltshire ewes alongside their Wiltshire stud, which was established to meet a growing demand for their genetics.

For more information on Mt Cass Station please visit


Currently in a growth and strategic development phase with the Wiltshire ewe stud (1000 recorded ewes), Mt Cass Station are on the lookout for a new Stud Manager to help take the stud into this exciting change.

Working closely with the Livestock Manager, the Stud Manager will be largely focused on the day to day management of the stud stock, run in conjunction with the commercial operation. You will be involved with the annual feed plan including pasture renewal, the feed crop programme and maintaining the farm assets through regular R&M, in particular fencing and water systems.

This is an ideal opportunity to learn and contribute to a diverse operation with a lot of moving parts.


Along with previous experience in Stud flock management, a passion for the industry and an interest in organic farming principles, the successful applicant will have:  

  • An interest in and understanding of stud requirements, animal genetics & SIL
  • At least 4 dogs under good control
  • Fencing and tractor driving experience beneficial
  • Excellent stockmanship
  • A good level of technology – FarmIQ is used
  • Pasture management
  • A current Full NZ Driver’s licence


As part of the remuneration there is tidy and warm on farm accommodation, a competitive salary and access to hunting on the Station. Located only 10 minutes from Amberley, a small rural community in Waipara, and has a good local rugby team, young farmers club and good dog trailing club.


For further information on the role 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# 837507).

Applications close Sunday 16th January 2021

Due to border restrictions, we may only be able to consider candidates currently residing in New Zealand with full work eligibility.