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Shepherd General job in New Zealand

Job Location: New Zealand
Vacancies: 16 M/F
Job Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Start Date: as soon as possible
Period Of Employment: 2 Years
For Internship: No

Shepherd General job in New Zealand

Job Description:

Join our team as a General Shepherd and become an essential part of our farm’s operations. Our farm encompasses 9300 hectares of irrigated and hill country, primarily focusing on farming half-bred sheep and Angus Cattle. Your primary responsibility will involve working with animals, but you should also be prepared to assist with general farm duties and water reticulation maintenance. This is a physically demanding role that requires excellent fitness, determination, and the ability to work safely and independently.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with animals, including the care, feeding, and management of half-bred sheep and Angus Cattle.
  • Assist with general farm tasks, which may include fencing, maintenance, and other duties as required.
  • Perform water reticulation maintenance to ensure the efficient distribution of water throughout the farm.
  • Maintain a strong work ethic and a positive attitude while working independently.
  • Utilize at least two capable working dogs to assist in herding and managing livestock.
  • Maintain a high level of cleanliness and tidiness in all work areas.
  • Communicate effectively and show an interest in using technology to support farm operations.
  • Possess a good level of fitness, with experience in hill country farming considered beneficial.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Strong work ethic and a positive attitude.
  • At least two capable working dogs.
  • Honesty, reliability, cleanliness, and tidiness.
  • Good communication skills and an interest in utilizing technology.
  • A high level of fitness, with hill country experience being advantageous.


  • Three-bedroom refurbished house provided.
  • Electricity expenses covered.
  • Meat provided.
  • School bus service to your doorstep.

If you are dedicated, physically fit, and passionate about farming, we invite you to apply for the General Shepherd position. Join our team and contribute to the success of our farming operations on this picturesque New Zealand property.

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