EXPERIENCED SHEPHERD

Caberfeidh Station, Kurow, South Canterbury

Caberfeidh Station requires an Experienced  Shepherd to join our motivated team.

Caberfeidh is a 5,300 ha (effective) breeding and finishing operation in the Hakataramea Valley, wintering approximately 30,000su and peaking at over 40,000su. It runs 400 Angus Cows and 15500 Headwaters ewes and their replacements, as well as a large finishing and trading operation focusing on high quality products.

Caberfeidh is flat to medium hill country with 1500ha of Hill. 600ha of the easier country is under irrigation

This job offers an opportunity for an experienced shepherd to further their management skills as they will be responsible for an area of the farm under the guidance of the Senior Block Manager

As for all positions within Lone Star Farms, you will work with the team for yard and woolshed activities, feed out supplements and complete general farm repairs and maintenance.

For this position you will need:

  • 4+ years’ experience working as a Shepherd in New Zealand
  • An interest in lamb/cattle finishing and developing your feed management skills.
  • A team of competent working dogs
  • Excellent work ethic
  • Self-motivation and a willingness to learn
  • A willingness to embrace technology
  • Team player

This is a great opportunity for you to join a high functioning team. You will be exposed to managing a high performing ewe flock and grazing high quality forages which include Lucerne and chicory. You must be a team player and enjoy working within a team environment as there are 10 other staff members on farm. You will be provided the opportunity to grow your skills while working in the field you love.

Lone Star Farms may require the successful candidate to undertake and pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test.

Caberfeidh is only 10 minutes from Kurow, a good quality house is provided on site.

Click here for a Farm Information Sheet.

For further information contact Matt Smith, Farm Manager on 027 536 4099 between 7pm -9pm.