Oct 08, 2019

Experienced Shepherd General

$55 - $65 yearly
  • Wainui Station
  • Kurow
Full time Drystock

Job Description

Experienced shepherd / general farmer position available at a successful, family owned, sheep and beef property in the Waitaki Valley.

Wainui Station is a 4000 ha sheep and beef breeding and finishing property located South Canterbury side of the Waitaki River, 15 km from Kurow. Wintering 14,000 stock units, predominantly merino and romney sheep and angus-charolais cross cattle. 3500 ha of the farm is medium to steep high country with the remainder 500 ha being intensive irrigated flats.

This full time position includes all facets of a sheep and beef farming operation, offering the successful applicant a good opportunity to extend their skills. 

Responsibilities will include the following but will not be limited to:

  • Stock work
  • Animal health
  • Mustering
  • Winter feeding
  • Machinery operation
  • Maintenance
  • Irrigation
  • Harvesting supplementary feed
  • General farm work

 The successful applicant must have:

  • Proven experience in the farming sector
  • Strong work ethic, highly motivated and can self-manage
  • Must be able to work unsupervised and as part of a team
  • Reliable working dogs
  • A current NZ drivers licence and work visa if applicable

A high level of single or family accommodation is available on the property and on a primary school bus route. 

Remuneration will reflect on experience.

Please contact Georgie Cameron on 021447496 or email an application with a short CV and two referees to georgiecameron@xtra.co.nz


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