Nov 28, 2019

Stock Manager

  • Rural Directions
  • 1955 Te Ore Ore Bideford Road, Bideford, New Zealand
Full time Drystock

Job Description

Bowlands is a family owned, sheep & beef breeding and finishing operation located 20km from Masterton. This well-developed, 1337ha (770ha effective) farming business is a mixture of flat to steeper hill country made up of both owned and leased land. The livestock policy comprises 3100 breeding ewes, 800 in lamb hoggets, 160 breeding cows, 30 2yr heifers, 100 yearling cattle and 100 yearling bulls.

We seek a Stock Manager for this newly created position that will provide plenty of exposure to the business end of farming and for the right person present excellent long term prospects.

Key responsibilities include:

  • The day-to-day running of the hill block and breeding operation
  • Assisting the owner with the finishing block as required
  • Setting and implementing the main stock priorities
  • Pasture management and animal health
  • Buying of livestock and budgeting in conjunction with the owner

 This is a fantastic opportunity for the appointee to be an integral part of the decision making process as the owner looks to refine the farm policies with the goal of improving livestock production and pastures.

As the Stock Manager you will have excellent stockmanship, a capable team of 5 working dogs and good communication skills. Ideally you will be competent with using modern farm management software such as Farmax, FarmIQ and Figured however provided you have computer literacy skills, professional development and training will be offered to the preferred applicant.

Accommodation is a spacious four bedroom home with two lounges, two bathrooms and two wood burners. There is a school bus to various primary and secondary school options in nearby Masterton.

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 #4057).

Applications close 5pm Friday, 13th December 2019.

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