2IC/Stock Manager - Rangitikei sheep and cattle finishing property

$60,000 - $80,000 yearly
  • Morrison Farming
  • Jan 17, 2024
Full time Drystock

Job Description

Exciting opportunity for a Stock Manager/2IC on a Rangitikei sheep and cattle breeding and finishing property with a wide range of work.

Morrison Farming is a dynamic, family farming business, consisting of an intensive finishing property and a hill-country breeding property, both located north of Marton in the Rangitikei.

The successful applicant will largely be based on our 5,500 stock unit finishing property, Fern Flats, 8km from Marton. But the right applicant will also be involved with our nearby 8,600 stock unit hill country property, Mangara.

Performance recording is a key focus for Morrison Farming, as well as growing stock on a wide variety of forages.

The position is tailored towards someone with a few years on-farm experience and some level of tertiary training through an ITO or Agricultural College.

This role involves primarily stock work, stock management and general farm maintenance as required. The Stock Manager/2IC will report to the Business Manager/Owner.

The successful applicants will ideally display:

  • Experience with sheep and cattle, including performance recording.
  • Experience with general farm maintenance and repairs.
  • Pasture management expertise.
  • Progressive and positive attitude and a team-player.
  • Some leadership skills and experience.
  • Attention to detail and recording.
  • A good working dog is desirable.
  • Punctuality, honesty, reliability and adherence to Morrison Farming’s policies.
  • A readiness to work additional hours when necessary.

We offer a structured Monday to Friday working week, with a weekend roster over winter and spring.

Morrison Farming supports ongoing training opportunities. A competitive salary package will be negotiated based on experience.

A full New Zealand Driver’s Licence is required.

Accommodation is available, or alternative options can be considered/negotiated.

Morrison Farming is a smoke free workplace.

Please email your covering letter, CV and the contact details of two recent work referees to Erica.vanreenen@gmail.com or contact William on 027 640 1166 or Erica on 027 455 5616 if you have any questions. A Job description can be provided on request.

Morrison Farming will also shortly be recruiting for a new position as an experienced shepherd for our hill country breeding property.