** Lambing Assistant/Shepherd **

$25.00 - $45.00 hourly
  • Innesbrooke Sheep Farm
  • Te Awamutu, New Zealand
  • Jun 11, 2022
Seasonal Dairy Drystock Other

Job Description

-- Sheep Milking Farm ---
The role is from late July - November.
Accommodation is included.
We are a sheep milking farm, located just 5 minutes from Te Awamutu, in the Waikato

We are looking for a person with sheep handling experience to assist us during our lambing season (we are lambing 1,000 ewes outdoors).
The person will work with the farm team to monitor and assist our ewes during the lambing period. Our milking sheep are different to station sheep and we expect a high standard of care and monitoring during lambing.

This will be a fast-paced, intense lambing season which we expect will last from July – November. Approximately 1800 lambs are expected.
The lambs will have time with mum and will then be moved to the purpose-built lamb rearing sheds to be hand reared.

This position will mainly be focused on the lambing down program, however from time-to-time, you may be required to assist with general farm tasks.

Skills needed for the position:
• Ideally at least 2-3 years of sheep experience
• Good animal husbandry skills
• Empathy for livestock
• Enjoy handling livestock and be relaxed and calm when moving animals
• Good work ethic
• Patient
• Reliable and punctual
• Able to drive a manual vehicle, farm motorbikes and use trailers

You will be working a 6 on 1 off shift roster. Shifts hours will vary depending on the requirements each day, however you will have early starts.
You will need to commit yourself to being able to work from mid-July until September, with the possibility of a role continuing after lambing.

If you love animals and the outdoors, hardworking (physically fit), honest, reliable, positive attitude, team player and drug free this may be your opportunity.

This is a unique and different position, so if you are looking for something different, particularly in a new and exciting industry, then please get in touch.
Accommodation is included.
Only apply if you meet the above criteria for the job.