Aug 11, 2019

Head Shepherd - Mangapoike

$50,000 - $60,000 yearly
  • Mangapoike
  • Paparatu Road, Muriwai, New Zealand
Full time Drystock

Job Description

Mangapoike Ltd – Head Shepherd

Mangapoike Ltd is a family owned business 50 mins from Gisborne up the Paparatu Valley.

The business totals 1900ha effective in three blocks. 1700ha steep breeding hill country and 250ha of prime finishing land to complement the harder hill country, 15 mins from Gisborne.

The farm runs 9000 ewes and 600 breeding cows with the view of finishing the majority of stock.

Mangapoike is a well-developed farming business supporting a progressive, modern farming system.

The farm also operates a 2yr cadetship program with two farm cadets developing their skills throughout the year.

The ideal candidate will be willing to offer sound leadership to these cadets and be capable of setting a good example through their own standards and work ethic.

Horse experience would be helpful but not essential.

Must have a good sense of humour and be keen to get the job done.

Applicants should:

· Have at least 2 years farming experience

· Demonstrate good stockmanship with a capable team of dogs

· Have the ability to work independently and in a team environment

· Be self-motivated, honest and reliable

· Show initiative

A competitive renumeration package is on offer, based on experience with regular performance reviews and single accommodation.

If you would like to discuss this position or have any questions please don't hesitate to contact the farm manager Tom Meuli on 06 375 0563 in the evenings.

Alternatively, please send your CV through to [email protected]

Applications close 8th September.

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

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