• Rural Directions
  • Ashley Clinton, New Zealand
  • Sep 11, 2020
Full time Drystock

Job Description

Our client’s family farming property is located in Central Hawke’s Bay, in the rural community of Ashley Clinton. This sheep & beef breeding and finishing operation comprises 800ha with a good mix of contour. The farm runs 2700 MA ewes, 900 hoggets, 140 Angus breeding cows and 150 Friesian bulls.

This Shepherd position presents a fantastic opportunity to work alongside a supportive Farm Owner who encourages growth and where you will be exposed to all aspects of a well-established farming business. The Shepherd will assist the Farm Owner in the day-to-day operation of the property with a 70:30 split between stock work and general work, providing a huge variety in your work day.

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • A couple of years farming experience.
  • Experience riding quad bikes on steeper hill country.
  • Basic skills in fencing (R & M and electrics).
  • Two working dogs with the view to build your team.

The farm sits within a friendly rural community where there are plenty of local activities to enjoy including Young Farmers, rugby, tennis and hunting. Initially there is only accommodation available for the employee however the Owner is looking into further options. 

If you feel this role will provide you with the challenge and growth you have been looking for then get in touch today!

To view a Job Information Pack or to apply, please visit by pressing the 'Apply Now' button or phone the Rural Directions team in confidence on 06 871 0450 (Reference #2518).

Applications will be reviewed as received.