Head Shepherd

$60,000 - $70,000 yearly
  • Glenfern Ltd
  • Waikawa Valley, New Zealand
  • Jun 30, 2022
Full time Drystock Other

Job Description


We are looking for someone either already working as or looking to move up to a Head Shepherd role . We are a 4th generation family farm of 1,100ha in the amazing farming district of Waikawa Valley, Southern Southland which offers great sporting, hunting, fishing, surfing and diving opportunities in a friendly community. Running 12,000 stock units comprising 6,800 ewes, 1,900 lambing hoggets, 150 breeding cows (including a Shorthorn Stud) and 300 fattening cattle, our farm is a mixture of river flats and rolling to steeper hills. We aim to finish all lambs.

To work in our team we would need you to:

Have at least 3- 4 years experience.

Have a minimum of 2 work dogs under good control

Be honest, reliable, observant, willing to ask questions, listen to the answers, be able to work in a team but also able to work alone. Have the right to work in New Zealand with a current full drivers licence

The experience and skills required are: Lambing, Calving, Stock work, Tractor driving using a variety of implements, fencing and general farm maintenance.

We will:

Pay good remuneration

Provide a large warm house

Support you to improve your skill set

We look forward to hearing from you. Please email your CV including details of your farming experience to glenfern@outlook.co.nz