Junior Stockperson / Shepherd

  • Minzion Station Ltd
  • Jun 06, 2022
Full time Other

Job Description

Minzion Station Ltd is seeking a motivated and reliable junior stockperson to join the team on our 6500ha sheep and beef property located in Central Otago.

This role is a fantastic opportunity for someone in the early stages of their livestock farming career looking to progress and learn in a dynamic farm environment.

You will be part of an enthusiastic and experienced team, primarily assisting with livestock duties relating to both the breeding and commercial side of the beef and sheep enterprises. Other tasks will comprise some tractor work and assisting with other general farm duties where required. 

This role requires someone who can handle livestock in a competent, safe manner and who has a good foundation knowledge of animal husbandry practices, as well as excellent communication skills and the ability to follow farm procedures.

In addition, the role would suit someone who:

  • Has a minimum of 1-2 broken in working dogs
  • Is highly motivated and passionate about a career in farming
  • Is conscientious and takes pride in their work
  • Is honest, reliable and punctual
  • Has a positive, can-do attitude and is willing to learn
  • Has a full driving licence

About Minzion Station

Minzion Station is an innovative 6500ha sheep and beef property which has undergone substantial development in recent years. The station consists of intensively managed crop and grassland on the valley floor, before extending out to hill country and tussock grassland.

Comprising a mixed flock of 14,000 ewes (Halfbreds and Perendales) and 1000 Hereford and Angus X cows, Minzion is primarily a breeding and finishing operation geared towards protein and fibre production. In recent years there has been a high level of investment in hill country development and in infrastructure to streamline the handling of stock.

What we can offer you:

  • Competitive remuneration package based on experience
  • On-farm accommodation
  • A safe and supportive working environment
  • The chance to be part of an experienced and hard-working team, and to be involved in various development projects on the farm
  • This is a great opportunity to gain a wide range of practical experience and to further develop your skills: professional development and further training are actively encouraged and supported.

How to apply:

Please send a CV and cover letter to minzionstation@xtra.co.nz.

For any further information about this opportunity, please contact Dougal on 027 433 9801.