Experienced/Senior Shepherd

$60,000 - $70,000 yearly
  • Rexdale Ltd
  • Feb 12, 2024
Full time Drystock

Job Description

Rexdale Ltd is currently looking for an enthusiastic and competent experienced/senior shepherd for our family-owned sheep, beef and deer, breeding and finishing operation.

Our 770ha property is located in the Tararua District, Mangamaire area, 10 mins from both Pahiatua and Eketahuna and 30mins from Palmerston North and Masterton.

We run 7,250 stock units and with our business being made up of sheep, bull finishing and deer for velvet production, we offer a busy but varied day-to-day workload. 

In this role you will be required to take care of daily stock shifts, feeding out, drenching, fencing and general maintenance, tractor work, yard and woolshed work and other seasonal farm requirements, working both independently and alongside the owners.

The successful person will:

- Have a genuine passion for farming.

- Have an interest in intensive bull finishing with a good understanding of pasture management or be willing and open to learning this.

- Have 2-3 trained working dogs under good command. 

- Be competent driving quads and tractors and respect our health & safety requirements.

- Be drug-free.

Deer experience is not essential.

We are looking for someone with impeccable work ethic and maturity who will respect our property and livestock. The position includes a tidy 4 bedroom home and primary and secondary schooling options close-by. Good work opportunities for partners with various towns and cities within a 35km radius.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.