Shepherd general/Head Shepherd

  • Kenmore partnership
  • Te Parae Road, Wainuioru, New Zealand
  • May 10, 2021
Full time Drystock

Job Description

We are a 2000ha family run breeding/finishing property. Split between three properties Kenmore, Mamaku and Longridge. Two are adjoining with one being just up road. The farm is located 10-15mins east of Masterton.

Currently running approximately 10000 ewes , 3000 replacement ewe hoggets, 400 cows (beef/dairy) and 400 r1 bulls

This job opportunity would suit a person who is wanting to take the next step, with a chance to run our 200ha hogget lambing/finishing block under the guidance of owner and stock manager. Whilst still working in on the main block. This gives a good balance to the job, with a mixture of duties , with scope to gain more responsibilities as you progress. 

Jobs requires:

-Understanding grazing management along with a keen eye for animal health.

-minimum of 2 working dogs

-Knowledge of general farm maintenance with ability to preform R&M on fences and water systems.

-Ability to operate farm machinery 

-A good team player working in with a team of 4 others

-Good communication skills via farm app and face to face is key to the job, and more crucial as responsibilities grow. 

On offer is a good salary package which will be based around experience , along with three bedroom house.

As mentioned farm is located 15mins from Masterton with local school just down road.