Shepherd General - Omamari Station

Northland - Far North - Dargaville
Livestock Operations – Livestock
Permanent - On Farm
This is your chance to join New Zealand’s largest farming organisation and help with our business transformation. We want customers to know they can trust the quality of our products and farming and Kiwis to be proud of what we do. Landcorp’s Pāmu farms are about farming smart and with care.
 
The Opportunity
An exciting and unique opportunity has come about for a Shepherd General to join our fun and hardworking team at Omamari.
The position comes with a three bedroom home, located in a beautiful setting just 15 minutes from Kai Iwi Lakes and Ripiro Beach. With Dargaville only 20 minutes away, primary and secondary schooling are located nearby with the school bus stopping 5 minutes away.  
 
Omamari is a 1800 Ha effective hill country farm, with 1600 Romney ewes, 850 Angus breeding cows, and an intensive beef finishing unit running 1000 bulls currently.
 
While this role is a sheep and beef opportunity we are developing the farm into an intensive beef finishing system, with approximately 400ha converted into cell grazing systems with 800-1000 bulls. Over a 3 year period we will build more of these intensive systems to cover the whole farm, eventually finishing 3000 head of cattle a year.
 
The ideal candidate will be someone who has great communication skills, is proactive and forward thinking and most importantly a team player.
 
You will bring:
 
·         Strong attention to detail
·         Ability to work as part of a team and unsupervised
·         Commitment to ongoing learning especially with grazing management
·         Commitment to high standards of quality and safety
·         Current full NZ driver’s license
·         At least 1 capable dog, ideally 2.
 
We offer an attractive salary with additional benefits, as well as ongoing training and personal development to help you reach your personal and career goals.

To have a chat about the role please contact Brendon Egan – Farm Manager on 027 581 1616.
 
Landcorp provides a safe workplace and the successful applicant will be required to pass a drug and alcohol test and a criminal background check.
 
You must have the legal right to work in New Zealand to be considered for this role.  Apply below, including a brief covering letter and a current CV.
 
Applications close 5 pm,  Wednesday 29th January

Pāmu provides a safe workplace and the successful applicant will be required to pass a drug and alcohol test and undergo a criminal background check prior to being appointed.  

To be eligible for this role, you must be available for an in-person interview and have unrestricted legal rights to work in New Zealand.  

Pāmu is recognised within New Zealand and internationally as standing for best practice and sustainability.  We have a strong culture of safety and respect for the land, our people, and the animals under our care.  We’re a State-Owned-Enterprise with a nationwide portfolio of farms that produce milk, beef, lamb, wool, venison, deer velvet, wood and more.  Pāmu strives to be a leader in New Zealand agriculture, carefully creating natural products of high quality.

Our values are core to who we are at Pāmu and the way that we all work together.  We are Grounded, Genuine, Bold, and Shoulder-to-Shoulder. To read more, click on this link to see them on our website.