Head Shepherd, Otairi Station

$45,000 - $55,000 yearly
  • Otairi Station
  • 5024 Turakina Valley Road, Hunterville, New Zealand
  • Jul 02, 2020
Full time Drystock

Job Description

We are currently seeking a motivated head shepherd to join our team at Otairi Station. 

Otairi is a 3300ha steep hill country sheep and beef breeding property located 15 minutes from Hunterville and 1hr from Palmerston North and Wanganui. The station runs 15000 Kelso breeding ewes with 4000 replacements and winters 450 ma cows plus a steer trading operation over summer. 

This role would ideally be suited for an experienced shepherd that is looking for their next step in their career and is ready to take on more responsibilities. 

The successful applicant will ideally have the following attributes:

  • A well trained team of dogs
  • Experience with horse work (90% stock work done from horseback)
  • Strong communication skills.
  • A strong work ethic and ability to lead from the front in all aspects of shepherding.
  • Leadership skills
  • Good sense of humour and enjoy being part of a big team.

A tidy three bedroom home is available as part of the remuneration package which will be based on experience.