Stockperson/Shepherd General

  • Ridgewood Farms Ltd
  • Aug 07, 2020
Full time Contracting Drystock

Job Description

We are looking for a keen, motivated and experienced stockperson/shepherd general for our 400ha sheep and beef farm in the South Waikato.  This is a two person operation, you will be working alongside the owner and be able to work independently.

We have 350-400 Angus breeding cows and pride ourselves on having top quality genetics to grow young stock to their full potential.  Sheep are bought in occasionally to fatten.  The position allows for the right person to take responsibility for stock management.

The ability to drive tractors and operate machinery is a must as silage/hay are made in summer.  The position does involve some seasonal weekend work.

Successful applicant must have:-

  • Minimum of 3 years experience.
  • Good stock handling skills and animal husbandry.
  • Minimum of 2 broken in dogs, under good control.
  • An ability to fence and undertake repairs and maintenance.
  • An understanding of water systems.

Successful applicant must be:-

  • Honest, trustworthy and reliable.
  • Able to work independently and use initiative.
  • Competent in ATV and tractor driving skills.

Accommodation is a tidy, warm, three bedroom house.  On the school bus route with the Primary School 6kms away and the College 15kms away.

Competitive salary package depending on experience.

If you are genuinely interested in Sheep and Beef farming, please apply with a Cover Letter, CV and at least two referees before 17 August 2020  to wood@xtra.co.nz .

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.