Sep 07, 2019

Stock Manager - Sheep and Beef

  • Otematata Station Ltd
  • 5km west of Kurow
Full time Drystock

Job Description

A position for a Stock Manager has become available at Awakino Downs.

Awakino Downs is a 1600ha property run in conjunction with Otematata Station. The property is located 5 km west of Kurow, North Otago. The successful applicant will generally be working independently with oversight and support from the owner. The position will also offer High Country mustering including the Autumn muster on Otematata Station. The farm is predominantly hill country with 45 hectares of hard hose irrigated flats. The property runs 4500su comprising mainly Merino sheep and Hereford cattle.

The candidate will show an enthusiasm for fine wool and beef cattle. The position will suit someone who has held previous management roles, or likewise someone who seeks more responsibility. This would be a great position for a couple wishing to advance in the farming industry.

FarmIQ is in its infancy on the property and will be utilised for recording and analysing stock performance. Please let us know your level of competence and experience in using FarmIQ or similar software.

We encourage the personal development of employees through new skills and learning opportunities both in the workplace and externally.


Requirements for the position are:

  • Good stockmanship and a sound understanding of animal husbandry
  • Sound fencing, machinery and farm maintenance skills.
  • Have a good team of working dogs.
  • Be self-motivated.
  • Good work ethic and communication skills.
  • Applicants must have New Zealand Residency.

School bus pickup for Waitaki Valley Primary School is at the front gate.

A 3 bedroom home plus ensuite, with an open plan kitchen dining area; plus a competitive remuneration package will be offered commensurate with expertise. 


Please apply by email to [email protected] with a comprehensive CV with two references.

Applications will close on September 30th 2019 unless a suitable candidate is found prior.

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