High Country Shepherd

Job Description

• A position is available for a shepherd on Glenaan Station in the Upper Rakaia Gorge.
• The property is well-developed, and the position provides a good variety of work in both extensive and intensive systems.
• We record all farm practices with FarmIQ software.
• The property runs up to 7,000 Merinos, Angus cattle & Friesian bulls.
• Glenaan is 1,035 hectares with a significant area of lucerne which we use for finishing all stock on farm.
• For the right applicant there will be room to grow with more responsibility for day to day stock management.
• Our location boasts great accessibility to many outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, jet boating, skiing etc.

Requirements:
• Have good communication skills.
• Fit and enthusiastic
• Able to understand the value of good information and looks forward to monitoring stock weights/condition
• Ongoing desire to contribute to improve the property’s performance.
• Have great time management skills and be organised.
• A minimum of two well-controlled working dogs.
• The successful applicant will need to have sound livestock knowledge and good stock handling skills.
• Hold a current NZ drivers licence
• Work independently when required
• Have fencing and general farm maintenance skills
• Reliable and honest and show initiative.

Terms:
• Fantastic conditions of employment, including tidy accommodation.
• An attractive package is available to the right applicant based on experience and ability.
• Applicants for this position must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit.
• Flexible start date

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Job type:

Full Time

Location:

Ashburton

Listed:

03-02-2019

Closes:

06-03-2019

Reference:

77177