Nov 21, 2019
Looking for that next step in your farming career? The beautiful Rangitikei District is calling your name!
With accommodation provided, opportunity for development and leadership, and an excellent remuneration package - this is an opportunity not to be missed!
We are looking for an experienced full time Shepherd who is keen to work on a progressive rolling country farm. We are offering a unique opportunity to be part of a large-scale, highly productive family business, running sheep and beef.
Rathmoy Farms consists of a trading lamb operation and sheep & cattle breeding/finishing enterprise. Comprises of 20% steep hills, 40% easy hill and 40% cultivatable river terrace flats running 2500 ewes, finishing 20,000 lambs and running 800 cattle.
Duties will be wide ranging including all facets of stockwork, animal health, stock rotation, winter feeding and many other duties. There will be times that you will be expected to step-up into a managerial role when the Farm Manager is away on other jobs.
Ideal experience required: - 3 plus years' experience shepherding experience - Proven stockman ship and feed management skills - Good understanding of animal health and welfare practices - Working dog management skills - Ability to demonstrate leadership including management of contractors and staff
You will have: - Excellent communication skills - Positive 'can-do' attitude - High levels of motivation and initiative. - Commitment to high standard of quality and safety - Current and full NZ Drivers Licence Hunterville and surrounding towns are all strong rural communities in the Rangitikei District, with lots of activities like an active rugby team, Strong local dog trials club, NZ Young Farmers Club, squash, tennis, hunting and fishing easily assessible and further enhancing this rare shepherding opportunity.
An excellent renumeration package is on offer and a warm, tidy 3-bedroom house is available on school bus route to Hunterville School.
You will need to have NZ Residency or a valid NZ work visa to apply for this role.
If you would like to discuss this role in further detail, please contact Mark Grace on 021 222 8470.
To apply for this job go to: http://talentpropellerjobs.co.nz & enter ref code: 4935502. Applications close 08 December 2019
Rangitikei District, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand