Senior Shepherd - Meringa Station

Manawatū/Wanganui - Ruapehu - Taumaranui
Livestock Operations – Meringa Station /
Permanent - On Farm /
On-site
Senior Shepherd – Meringa Station
 
·              Competitive salary, additional benefits and three-bedroom house
·              Opportunity to grow your farming career
·              17,000 su, primarily a lamb finishing property
 
Bring your passion and motivation for farming to this senor shepherding role working under a supportive Farm Manager.
 
The Opportunity
We are looking for a motivated Senior Shepherd to join our team at Meringa Station.  Our Stock Manager and Farm Manager will work closely and support you in your development for a successful career in agriculture.
This role will take on day-to-day responsibilities of stock and general work, as well as supporting other team members.
 
The role sits under the guidance of a supportive Farm Manager who encourages career development and offers a variety of responsibilities. 
 
The Farm
Meringa Station is a 1,500 effective ha rolling hill property, located 22 km from Taumarunui. It is primarily a lamb finishing property, carrying 17,000 su. 
 
It has excellent access, with well-established tracking throughout, Stock water is reticulated water, troughs, or dams.
 
Producing 8,800 kg of pasture DM/ha/yr and running 16,000 stock units (approx. 9,000 sheep and 7,000 Beef cattle) across a 1,492ha effective platform.
 
Most of the farm is lamb finishing, despite just 33% of the property being cultivatable and 41% moderate hill country.
 
Continuously improving the environment has always been a high priority, working to improve and protect the natural environment on the farm, with significant stream fencing and riparian planting, as well as a large area of QEII and forestry planting.
 
About You
You will be a passionate, experienced Head or Senior Shepherd with a can-do attitude, strong work ethic looking for a new challenge.
 
You will need to have:
·              Proven experience, with demonstrable and recurring success in a similar shepherding role
·              Good stock sense and at least three to four genuine working dogs
·              Commitment and a first-class attitude to health & safety
·              Possess excellent communication skills
·              Enjoy working in a team environment
·              A full and current NZ driver’s license
 
Benefits
We offer a competitive remuneration and benefits package, as well as ongoing training and personal development to help you reach your personal and career goals.  This position comes with a tidy 3-bedroom home.
Apply Now
Applications close on Sunday 02 June 2024.
Apply today, as we will be speaking with strong candidates as and when they apply.
 
If you have any questions, please contact Graham Sinnamon, Farm Manager on: sinnamong@landcorp.co.nz.