Stock Manager - Kapiro Station - Kerikeri
Northland - Kerikeri, New Zealand /
Livestock Operations – Livestock /
Permanent - On Farm
If you’ve got excellent animal husbandry skills, an inclusive leadership style and strong attention to detail, we have just the Stock Manager role for you.
Located just 10 km north of Kerikeri, Kapiro Station is is a 2,000 effective ha farm in the beautiful Bay of Islands. There’s a diverse mix of enterprises which includes Pāmu’s 550 cow Rangitane Angus Genetics Breeding programme along with 300 commercial cows growing out all progeny along with 3000 ewes and a small trading component. We also run Dairy support to Pāmu’s Takou Bay dairy unit growing out replacements and summer/winter cow grazing. There is also a Horticulture venture going ahead which, while you will not be directly involved with it, will give you exposure to diversified land use options.
As Stock Manager you will lead a team of three shepherds plus casuals and when required as well as two fencer/generals. You’ll have experience with pasture management, feed budgeting, etc. You’ll work closely with a supportive farm manager who encourages career development and on-going training. You’ll lead your own team in the same positive, encouraging way and will be a natural trainer / mentor. You’ll have the highest standards when it comes to animal husbandry and you will develop your staff to take the same care with our animals.
Being a genetics property, there are requirements for record keeping, so you’ll be comfortable entering data and working with modern farm technology (weigh facilities, Farmax, Farm IQ etc.). If you are unfamiliar with or haven’t used Farmax or FarmIQ, we’re happy to train a positive, motivated candidate who’s willing to learn. These technologies enable you to perform efficiently and accurately. We use a well maintained fleet of side by sides. We have a strong commitment to Health & Safety at Pamu, providing all PPE to our staff. As Stock Manager, you will lead by example and model adherence to health and safety best practices.
Work life balance is very important to us and there are plenty of recreational activities in and around the Bay of Islands. The role comes with a three bedroom plus office family home with internal garage, located only 5 – 10 minutes from Kerikeri, with local primary and secondary schools nearby (school bus at gate). A good set of dog kennels is available.
This position is a great stepping stone if you are keen to move into farm management in the future. For a chat about the role, please contact John Hallgarth – Farm Manager on 027 545 0783. Applications will not be accepted after 11.00 pm on Wednesday, 3rd February 2021.
Pāmu is the brand name for Landcorp Farming of NZ, and successful applicants will be employed by Landcorp Farming of NZ.
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.
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.
Due to border restrictions, we are only able to consider candidates currently residing in New Zealand with full work eligibility. If you are a NZ citizen or resident returning home, please be sure to include an explanatory note with your travel plans & timelines for being back in the country.