Located 25 minutes east of Dannevirke a growing breeding/finishing sheep and beef business requires an enthusiastic Shepherd to assist the business to achieve above industry targets.
The 695ha (654ha effective) farm runs 6,400 stock units on flat to steep hill country in the Mangahei valley. The farm is split into three blocks, which includes 110ha of intensive finishing.
The main responsibilities of the shepherd will be to manage the day to day stock duties on 260ha and then work alongside the farm owner on the other two blocks. There is a requirement to have some skills in maintaining farm infrastructure and assist with capital development, and some tractor work.
You must have at least two years relevant experience in this type of position and be confident working on your own. Have the ability to plan ahead, to use your initiative, and having a mature approach to hard work. Your three working dogs will have the same experience and qualities. This is a progressive farm owner who takes great pride in the development of shepherds through on and off farm training to enable them to progress through the industry. This is evident by past employees winning the regional Shepherd of the Year.
A well maintained three-bedroom home with a wet back and radiators is available on farm with school bus at gate.