Exp Shepherd - Haka Valley - Salary + Overtime

  • Lone Star Farms Ltd
  • Jan 06, 2021
Full time Drystock

Job Description

Caberfeidh is a 5,300 ha (effective) breeding and finishing farm located in the Hakataramea Valley, wintering approximately 30,000su and peaking at over 40,000su. It runs 500 Angus cows and 15,000 Headwater ewes and their replacements, as well as a large finishing and trading operation.

Caberfeidh has 1500ha of Hill and the rest is flat to medium hill country which includes 485ha of Irrigation.

For the right person, this role could lead into further areas of responsibility.

The ideal applicant will have:

 3+ years’ experience working as a shepherd in New Zealand

  • An interest in lamb/cattle finishing and developing your feed management skills.
  • A team of competent working dogs.
  • Planning and communicating skills.
  • Excellent work ethic.
  • Self-motivation and a willingness to learn.
  • A willingness to embrace technology.
  • Team player.

 This is a great opportunity for you to join a high functioning team. You will be exposed to managing a high performing ewe flock and grazing high quality forages which include Lucerne and chicory. You will be provided the opportunity to grow your skills, while working in the field you enjoy.

Lone Star Farms has Health and Safety management systems in place and provide a safe and drug free workplace.  The successful applicant will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug test.

Only 15 minutes to town, a good quality house and work vehicle is provided.

 For further information visit our website: lonestarfarms.co.nz or contact Hamish Murray - Stock Manager to discuss the role further on (027) 702 3057 or send applications to jobs@lsf.co.nz

Applications for this position must have NZ residency or valid NZ work visa.