Nov 22, 2019

Experienced Shepherd

  • Rural Directions
  • 451 Muriwai Road, Waitakere, Muriwai, New Zealand
Full time Drystock

Job Description

The stunning landscape of Muriwai Downs Farm is situated just 40km northwest of Auckland Central and within close proximity of Auckland’s West Coast. Operating as a 500ha mixed enterprise property, the new owners have a comprehensive vision to further develop the land and resource by driving excellent environmental outcomes and building on the reputation of this property by deploying fit for purpose people, livestock and infrastructure.

A Farm Manager is currently being recruited into this new business and will require the support of an Experienced Shepherd in all operational aspects of running the property. Key components of the role include stock/pasture management and animal health along with basic general duties. The appointee will work to a plan with the capital stock component, currently comprising 70 Angus cows and 1600 ewes with a contract to supply the Kaipara Lamb program. 

Fundamental to your success will be your strong stock sense, good communication skills and positive attitude along with the desire to grow your skills. This will be a busy role with many moving parts and for the right person will be a uniquely rewarding business to be involved in. A capable team of 2-3 working dogs will be required.

The new owners of Muriwai Downs Farm are committed to a very clear continuous improvement vision for the future. There is a real opportunity here to showcase your skills and play an important part in the development of this distinct property. There are several accommodation options on offer as part of a generous remuneration package.

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 #7029).

Applications close 5pm Monday, 9th December 2019.

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