An experienced shepherd position is available

Otago, Central Otago, Roxburgh
Published 1 year ago
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An experienced shepherd position is available
Otago, Central Otago, Roxburgh,
Published 1 year ago

Description

An experienced shepherd position is available on a progressive hill country property running 9000 SU of sheep and cattle at Millers Flat, Central Otago.

In recent years the property has been undergoing rapid development from tussock to high producing pasture, using up to date techniques, and achieving high animal performance. You would be working alongside the owner and will have good opportunities to experience a wide variety of skills required to efficiently manage a farming enterprise. This would include issues of feed production and allocation/budget, improving stock performance, land development, seasonal planning as well as ongoing farm maintenance.

Requirements:
* Have good communication skills
* 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 experience with tractor work
* Be self-motivated, punctual and show initiative
* Have fencing and general farm maintenance skills
* Reliable and honest

Terms:
* Good conditions of employment, including quality 3 bedroom house.
* An attractive package is available to the right applicant based on experience and ability.

If you enjoy farming, have initiative, want to be part of a progressive and happy team and have a sense of humour, apply in writing or email, naming referees to:


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

 

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    Otago, Central Otago, Roxburgh