2IC/Stock Manager - Waikato

  • Rural Directions
  • Waikato, New Zealand
  • Jun 17, 2022
Full time Drystock

Job Description


Alexander Farming Genetics is farming 570 ha in Central Waikato. This is a family-owned farming operation that offers some diversity on the property. The farm is run as an intensive commercial sheep and cattle breeding and finishing operation along with running a small stud of Facial Eczema Tolerant Romney ewes. They are wintering around 8000su at 14 su/ha.


The 2IC/Stock Manager will work closely with the owner in all day-to-day tasks on the property. You will need to be an experienced stockperson with a team of well-controlled dogs. As there are higher stocking rates on the property, a strong understanding of pasture management will be beneficial.

Another key element of the role will be R&M in order to maintain and improve the already high level of presentation on the farm. The property has high-quality infrastructure with excellent sheep and cattle facilities, including a new woolshed and covered yards. They have established good laneways for ease of stock access.

There will also be a certain level of involvement in the stud component of the business. There will be the opportunity to learn more about genetics, which in turn will give you a greater understanding of breeding good stock.


Along with relevant experience to fulfil the roles responsibilities and a passion for the industry, the successful applicant will come with:

  • A high level of stockmanship, including a small team of well-controlled dogs.
  • Reasonably good understanding of stud and genetics.
  • Sound computer skills and ability to utilise modern technology.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Excellent attention to detail and presentation skills.  
  • Great people skills and the ability to relate well to a wide range of people.


Included in the attractive remuneration is a choice of a two- or three-bedroom home. The farm is centrally located, just 15 minutes from Matamata, 20 minutes from Cambridge and 1 hour to Tauranga meaning there are ample recreational activities nearby as well as many schooling options to choose from.

The employers of Alexander Farming Genetics are keen to guide and mentor the successful applicant, additional responsibility will be given as you become more versed in their farming operation.


To view a Job Information pack please visit https://bit.ly/3HtAvS2 (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# 923068).

Applications close Sunday 10th July 2022

Only candidates who have full NZ working rights will be eligible for this role.