• Rural Directions
  • 1308 Whangaehu Valley Road, Whangaehu Valley, New Zealand
  • Dec 19, 2019
Full time Drystock

Job Description

Due to the career progression of a member of their team this privately owned farming business is now seeking a Shepherd who will enjoy all of the challenges that working within a 2250ha, intensive sheep and beef breeding operation has to offer.  

The property is located 20 minutes from Masterton and is currently running 21,000su including 11,000 Kelso ewes, 3,500 mated ewe hoggets and 340 MA cows.

Key skills required for this role are:

  • Strong stockmanship skills and experience mustering ewes and lambs
  • General farm skills such as handpiece, fencing and water reticulation
  • Pasture management and animal health
  • Great communication skills and the ability to work within a team

In this role you will support the 2IC and Head Shepherd in all aspects relating to the day-to-day running of the property. Your key responsibility will be stock and yard work, requiring you to keep a capable team of 3 – 5 good working dogs.

There is an excellent remuneration package on offer with a shared three bedroom home.  If you are looking for a role where the owner will fully support and encourage your development then this role will interest you!

To view a Job Information Pack or to apply, please press the 'Apply Now' button or phone the Rural Directions team in confidence on 06 871 0450 (Reference #4056)

Applications will be reviewed as they are received.