Junior Shepherd General

$40,000 - $45,000 yearly
  • Waiwhenua Farms Ltd
  • Farm House
  • Apr 16, 2020
Full time Drystock

Job Description

We are seeking a Junior Shepherd General to join our family owned business at Waiwhenua.

We are located 50km West Hastings/Napier in the highly regarded district of Waiwhare.

Our overall operation covers 500ha of the intensively farmed lamb and bull finishing, calf rearing and venison and velveting deer operations. We are an established family business applying modern farming practices to all areas of the extensive farming operation.

We are looking for a highly motivated Junior Shepherd General to join our small family team. The role offers a great opportunity for an enthusiastic person to work alongside the Stock Manager where you will be exposed to all aspects of a high performing modern farming business

The ideal candidate will need:

At least 1 years’ experience in a Shepherd or General role on a beef and sheep farm

At least two capable working dogs

An open mind to learning and willingness to step up and take responsibility

To be a team player but confident and happy to work independently

To have a keen attitude and willingness to work in all aspects of the farming operation including R&M, general stock work and tractor work

To have respect and commitment to health and safety

To have a current driving licence and a clean criminal record

To have good record keeping abilities including the use of modern technology used in current farming practices

The location of this property means you will be close to a wide range of activities in the greater Kaweka Ranges area.

The live-in position and remuneration package includes a recently renovated comfortable home located on the property.

If you think you’re the right person for this position please feel free to apply.