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2IC – Sheep & Beef

  • Whenuanui – South Kaipara/Helensville

Whenuanui is a well-known sheep and beef farming operation owned and actively farmed by Richard and Dianne Kidd. As the home of Kaipara Lamb, Whenuanui is renowned for its best practice farming techniques and quality livestock.

The owners seek a 2IC to join their 376ha, family farming business, located just 5 minutes from Helensville. Encompassing all aspects of farm work this role will enable you to demonstrate your strong stockmanship, general farm experience and skills. You will work closely with Richard who will train and induct you in all facets of this farming operation. Stock work includes a full lambing beat over winter, calving, shearing, crutching and animal health.  You will work together with the wider team to share the load on any general tasks required such as water reticulation, cropping and pasture renewal, fencing, tractor work and pest control. Key to your success will be your excellent communication skills within the team, attention to detail and willingness to learn.

This is an opportunity to really upskill in the craft of farming with several farm enterprises and a family of award winners who are motivated to pass on their skills and reward for effort. These employers want to support individual development and get satisfaction from watching others grow, take ownership and responsibility.

Accommodation is a well-appointed 3 bedroom home, recently renovated with new carpet, ensuite and a modern kitchen. Furthermore, the property is surrounded by an abundance of hunting, fishing and recreational activities.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

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19 Dec 2018

Work Type:
Whenuanui Farm
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