Oct 14, 2019
Shepherd - Taumarunui Featured
Due to the expansion of our client’s business and the career progression of the incumbent Shepherd, Rural Directions now seek a motivated individual to work alongside these reputable owners on their 1200ha (eff) property, located just 20 minutes from Taumarunui. The owners of this medium to steep hill country station have an environmentally effective development programme in place that supports their highly productive farming system. The farm is currently running 5500 Perendale ewes with approximately 1300 Hogget replacements; the balance are sold store whilst some progeny is finished. Their current cattle policy is to run a mob of 300 breeding cows and a mix of 300 steers and heifers. The successful appointee will gain exposure to a full range of farming operations and as your skill level progresses further responsibilities will be added. Over the summer months the role will consist of approximately 80% stock work including stock movements, tagging, drenching and weighing requiring you to keep a team of 4-6 capable working dogs. During the quieter months you will undertake a small amount of general work therefore experience with R & M fencing and other basic general tasks is desirable. The owners are committed to supporting and developing their employees by passing on their knowledge and skills and providing meals during busy periods. On offer is an older style three bedroom home with new kitchen, fireplace and the school bus is just 2km away. There is also an abundance of outdoor recreational activities on your doorstep for you to enjoy! To view a Job Information Pack or to apply, please press the 'Apply Now' button or phone the Rural Directions team in confidence on 06 871 0450 (Reference #6081) Applications will be reviewed as received.
Rural Directions 187 Whakamaro Road, Aukopae, New Zealand Full time