Shepherd General

  • Twin Bridges Partnership
  • Mar 16, 2021
Full time Drystock

Job Description


Due to the last two shepherds moving around within the business to upskill and broaden their skills we have a great opportunity for a new shepherd general to join our team! 

Twinbridges is an easy rolling hill country, breeding/finishing unit. Located 45 minutes north of Feilding and 5 minutes from Apiti Village. The farm is 900ha running 9000su. Wintering 4300 ewes, 1150 hogget's,150 breeding cows and 320 R1&R2 cattle.

We are looking for a reliable shepherd general to assist in the day-to-day running of our sheep and beef property. The job comprises of a mixture of 60% stock work and 40% fencing and other general duties.

The successful applicant will be someone who:

  • Has at least 1 or 2 years’ experience in stock handling
  • 2-4 capable working dogs
  • A capable fencer (or fast learner)
  • A basic background in tractors
  • Is honest, reliable and resilient
  • Has a good sense of humor
  • Carries a NZ drivers license
  • Can operate a handpiece 
  • Can work alone and part of a wider team.

The farm is close to a great pub and on the doorstep of the Ruahine Range for hunting, fly fishing and tramping. A recently renovated 3 bedroom house is provided along with a competitive salary and package. Twin Bridges runs in conjunction with two other properties in the Manawatu. There will be opportunities to help out on these farms to learn other skills and systems and to be part of a wider team.