Oct 11, 2019

Stock/Farm Manager - North Taranaki

  • Lime Limited
  • Taranaki, New Zealand
Full time Drystock

Job Description

After 18+ years our Shepherd General is leaving our operation for a new challenge. We are looking to replace him with an experienced, positive, motivated, stock manager with the ability to work independently and as part of a team. This position is initially 2IC to the owner with the potential for extended management duties for the right applicant.

 This position is open to individuals or couples, with the potential to hire a couple as a team.

The successful applicant will be responsible for managing 8000 stock units on a 2300 acre property in North Taranaki consisting of high performing Romney ewes and Angus breeding cows on a day to day basis, and thus will require a well-controlled team of stock safe dogs to undertake this responsibility.

 To apply you will need to have:

  • The leadership and teamwork skills which are essential to successfully manage and motivate junior staff.
  • Proven responsive and preventative animal husbandry experience which is paramount to production
  • The experience and capability to attend to all farming operations including, but not limited to, fencing, tractor driving, docking, dagging, pasture care, etc.
  • Experience with Farm IQ or willingness to learn will be advantageous, as will experience with Tepari weighing systems for both sheep and beef.
  • A positive attitude and initiative towards health and safety, with the ability to reflect this in their application.

A warm 4 bedroom home with office and ample shed storage is offered. A primary school is located in the district with school bus transport.

Remuneration will be discussed with applicants who are successfully shortlisted for the position. Bonuses are offered for achieving key performance objectives.

Please apply by sending your current CV and at least 2 references before 1 November 

Applicants should be New Zealand residents or have a valid New Zealand work visa.

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