Shepherd General, Central Hawke's Bay

  • Senlac Station
  • Porangahau, Central Hawke's Bay
  • Apr 11, 2021
Full time Drystock

Job Description

We’re expanding our farming business which means we’ve got a new role available for someone who enjoys working with others and plenty of variety. 

Senlac Station is predominately gentle to rolling hill country based 15 minutes from Porangahau and 35 minutes from Waipukurau in Central Hawke’s Bay. We’re running approx 16,000su made up of 50% sheep, 40% cattle and 10% deer.  We have recently taken on the lease of 480 ha next door, making a total of 1544ha.  We will be running the property as 3 adjoining units and your role will be to assist the 3 Block Managers. 


Key Responsibilities

  • Stock work incl mustering, yard work, animal health etc
  • Fencing (mainly R&M)
  • Tractor work


Key Requirements

  • Minimum 1-2 working dogs
  • Minimum 2 years experience
  • Basic chainsaw, fencing and tractor skills


As you will be working across 3 blocks there’s never a dull moment and you will enjoy a role with plenty of variety and working with others.  In addition to ewes and fattening cattle we also run a velveting herd, graze stud hoggets & dairy heifers, and have a wide range of fodder crops.  If you’re interested in furthering your learning we are happy to support you with AgITO.  We use Cloud Farmer to manage our farm records and operational planning, meaning you will have all farm information at your fingertips.


On offer is a good salary in reflection of your experience and the value you will add to our business. Also a large 3 bedroom home with great views.  We have a close-knit team with plenty of good banter, good hunting available and a family-friendly environment.  Porangahau is known for being a great community with a pub, dairy, sports and fishing clubs, Playcentre and primary school.


Please send CV and covering letter to or contact Leyton King on 0274 944 237 to find out more.