Head Shepherd Matukituki Station

  • Matukituki Station
  • Wanaka, New Zealand
  • Jul 08, 2021
Full time Drystock

Job Description

Matukituki station is a sheep and beef farm located 30 minutes from Wanaka, in the Matukituki valley. Matukituki station is 5500ha in size and winters 18,000 stock units, and still has a 2-3 day autumn muster. This year we will winter 9000 crossbred ewes and 500 Hereford Angus breeding cows.

Due to our current head shepherd moving to another block we manage as a stock manager we are looking for a Head Shepherd to assist in the day-to-day running of the operation at Matukituki station.

Necessary skills include:

  • The ability to work as part of a team.
  • The ability to work autonomously and take responsibility of the operation in the managers absence.
  • A strong team of working dogs and experience in hill country mustering is essential.
  • Proven communication skills with different team members and third parties.

In this roll you will:

  • Organizing shepherds day to day tasks.
  • Have Involvement in seasonal planning and stock management decisions.
  • Work closely with the manager to ensure best farming practices are achieved.

We offer

  • Good single shared accommodation
  • Personal development opportunities
  • Generous remuneration package to suit experience

We are looking for a team member to help us develop pathways to profitability. There are plenty of opportunities to grow and learn in this business, we are looking for someone open to doing so. Please email cv to matukituki@netspeed.net.nz Or call James Stewart for more information on 034434342 or 0272936345