Shepherd / General

  • Awakiki Ridges Ltd
  • South Otago
  • Apr 17, 2021
Full time Drystock

Job Description

This is a unique opportunity to join an efficient & dynamic sheep and beef operation on the edge of the Catlins in South Otago

Awakiki Ridges carries 9000 su consisting of 85% perendale sheep and mixed beef cattle.

The 1350ha family owned property is well fenced with significant roading & lanes across rolling to steep terrain. Location is approximately 15 minutes from Balclutha, 75 minutes south of Dunedin.

This role would suit an individual who enjoys a mix of team and independent work. 

The position offers:

  • Good hours, regular weekends off with paid overtime available
  • Competitive salary and package 
  • Warm 3 bedroomed cottage
  • Late model vehicles
  • A wide variety of work with high use of contractors and self-care lambing
  • The opportunity to progress your career to the next level with training and support 
  • Considerable native bush and forestry trails for the avid hunter and recreational biking enthusiast. 

Required for this role:

  • Sheep and beef experience 
  • 2 to 3 dogs (1 hill capable) 
  • Full drivers licence 
  • Some experience with tractors and quad bikes 
  • A high level of work ethic, empathy for stock and machinery, self motivation and practicality, along with a passion for farming 
  • A willingness to learn, ask questions, and proactively engage with safety and farm policies is essential