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Farm Manager

  • Longridge Deer Park - Balclutha

Rural Directions are excited to bring to the market this position of Farm Manager on Longridge, a very well established and appointed 425ha property located 17km from Balclutha. Longridge encompasses 2100 deer stock units mainly as a deer velveting and finishing herd spanning across 200ha and is complemented by approximately 1000 beef stock units and 1200 breeding ewes. The property has recently been purchased with the strategy of capturing further value within the wider business by sending weaner stags as replacement velvet animals from the owner’s other property at Lake Hawea.

The appointee will have a demonstrated passion for deer which will be supported by experience and/or exposure to specialist skills in velveting. While working with the owner on the annual farm plan and strategy, the role of the Farm Manager is to execute and look after all operational aspects of the business including feed budgeting, reporting, environmental management and contractor management. It is an expectation that the Manager’s record keeping skills will be consistent with the demands of today’s compliance practices in farming.   

This property is an outstanding landscape of rolling hill country in an excellent district, the infrastructure is to be admired and the steeper parts of the property have been planted and retired in accordance with many years of good environmental stewardship. The Farm Manager’s home is a large 4 bedroom, insulated and double-glazed property with new kitchen and bathroom in the last 5 years.

Applications close 5pm Monday, 29th April 2019.


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5 Apr 2019

Work Type:
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