Shepherd Required

  • Whanawhana Station Ltd
  • Jul 12, 2022
Full time Drystock

Job Description

Whana Whana Station is a 1400ha family owned property located 40 minutes West of Hastings. The farm ranges from hill country to rolling hills and intensive flats.

The stock policies include 2500 breeding ewes and 300 cows, each keeping replacement females and finishing all remaining progeny. There is also a significant component of trading cattle finished on the farm.

We seek a driven, positive person to join and contribute to our team.

We are looking for someone with 1-2 years’ working experience and a capable team of working dogs.

The role will involve about 75% stock work with general duties carried out when required.


The ideal applicant would have the following qualities:

Be reliable and have a positive attitude.

Have high personal standards and a desire to improve.

Accurate record keeping.

Excellent communication.

Capable of working on their own or as part of a team.


The person with the right attributes will be given further responsibilities as their confidence grows and they become more capable. A key feature will be the ability to display strong, accurate livestock and pasture management, targeting top performance.

Someone with a desire to grow their skill set and further their career in the industry will do well with us.

Accommodation is provided on farm in a tidy, 3-bedroom cottage.

A competitive remuneration package can be negotiated depending on level of skill and experience.

Applicants must be a NZ resident or have a current NZ work visa.