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Farm Manager

  • Matuku - Taihape

Matuku Land Company is a 501ha traditional sheep and beef property, located 20km north-east of Taihape and has been family owned for over 100 years. The farm has been leased for the last 11 years and the family are in the process of taking back the management of it. Matuku is a stunning property with a mix of flat, rolling and predominantly hill country terrain with good rainfall and a relatively temperate climate.

This is an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated and experienced Farm Manager looking to further their success in a productive farming business with a focus on future development. Initially it is expected the property will run 3000 breeding ewes and 130 breeding cows; however the future stock policy will be confirmed in consultation with the Farm Manager.

You will be responsible for all operational aspects of the farm including stock management, stock sales and purchases, feed allocation, seasonal staff management and farm maintenance. With the support and guidance of the owners the platform is set for you to demonstrate your capabilities in operational performance, strategic decision making and farm planning.

As the Farm Manager you will have excellent stockmanship, a great team of working dogs, good communication skills, able to apply appropriate modern farming techniques and ideally be competent with reporting using modern farm management software.

Accommodation is a well-presented two story, 4 bedroom brick homestead with a swimming pool. There is a great country primary school in the district and good secondary schooling in Taihape with school bus runs available. 

Applications close 5pm Monday 4th February 2019.

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11 Jan 2019

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Matuku Land Company
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