Experienced Shepherd

  • Rural Directions
  • 1525 Kururau Road, Aukopae, New Zealand
  • Mar 19, 2020
Full time Drystock

Job Description

Okohua Farm is a family owned farming business located 20 minutes west of Taumarunui. This sheep & beef breeding and finishing property comprises 1450ha and is currently running 16,500su with a good mix of contour that allows for a traditional farming approach with a relatively high stocking rate. The team take pride in the business and operate with a clear vision for the future.

The Owners of Okohua are looking for an Experienced Shepherd to support the two Block Managers. The position consists of a 70:30 split between stock and general work with stock work being the first priority. General work is also an integral aspect of the role and will include handpiece work, R&M fencing, tractor work and other general maintenance. This role provides a great opportunity for the appointee to develop their mustering skills and learn from the team to advance their farming knowledge.

The successful applicant will have the following skills & attributes:

  • 2 – 3 years farming experience.
  • General skills including fencing, tractor work and farm maintenance.
  • Capable team of 3 – 5 working dogs.
  • Enjoys working in a small, efficient team with a good sense of humour.

A recently renovated three bedroom cottage is on offer with this role. There are two primary school options available and buses located a short drive away for both primary and high school students. The location of this property means you will be close to a wide range of outdoor activities throughout the Ruapehu District.

To view a Job Information Pack or to apply, please press the 'Apply Now' button to be re-directed to the Rural Directions website or phone the Rural Directions team in confidence on 06 871 0450 (Reference #3220).