Stock Manager

  • Riverbank
  • Mar 14, 2021
Full time Drystock

Job Description

A position has become available at Riverbank, Rissington, Hawke's Bay situated 25km from Taradale and 16km from the village of Puketapu. The farm is a 800 ha diverse property with a mixture of flat, rolling and steep country undergoing major development with new water systems, stock yards, fencing and pastoral renewal taking place. This property is at times run in conjunction with two other Hawke's Bay properties as climate dictates. Stock comprises approximately 80% cattle (Angus and AngusX breeding cows, Angus and AngusX R1 and R2 steers and trading lambs) approximately 10,000 stock units. The successful applicant will work both alongside the Junior Shepherd and independently and must:

- be enthusiastic and have a can-do attitutude
- have a willingness to contribute to the farming systems
- be tidy and conscientious
- have experience moving large mobs of stock, sometimes in challenging terrain
- be able to supervise and assist with general farm duties (e.g. fencing maintenance, weed control) and liaise with contractors when needed
- be competent with the use of all farm vehicles
- have a minimum of three to four years working experience
- have a strong team of working dogs under good control
- keep good stock records and tallies
- have excellent stockmanship
- have a responsible approach to health and safety
- have NZ residency or a valid work visa and a full driver's licence

A competitive salary with benefits and a comfortable three bedroom cottage is available.