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  • Kereru Station – Hawke’s Bay

Kereru Station is a stunning 2848ha flat to medium hill country property located in the Kereru district, Hawke’s Bay. Owned by two charitable trusts the property is divided into two areas, a finishing operation situated at the main station and Thornflat, the breeding operation.

With the career progression of the current Experienced Shepherd, Kereru have reorganised their staffing structure and are excited to now offer two Senior Shepherd positions to the market. These roles will support the Stock Manager on either the finishing or breeding block and assist the team across the business at busy times of the year.

Senior Shepherd – Finishing Block (Kereru Station):  This position provides a great learning opportunity for those who have a passion for finishing lambs and bulls. The 1100ha block runs 12,000su (approx.) with a diverse range of high value crops including lucerne, chicory and Raphno, enabling you to develop a strong understanding of feed management. The role consists of 80% (approx.) stock work requiring a capable team of 3-4 working dogs and practical ability in all areas of farming. The role comes with a tidy, three bedroom home located centrally on the station.

Senior Shepherd – Breeding Block (Thornflat): Thornflat is a 1050ha intensive breeding block running 6,800 breeding ewes, 2,600 replacement ewe hoggets, 320 Angus breeding cows and a component of finishing. If your interest lies with breeding then this position will provide a great career step where you will be supported to upskill and grow your breeding knowledge and dog skills. As Senior Shepherd you will work with the Stock Manager to organise the working week giving you exposure to all aspects of the day-to-day running of the property and building your practical farming skills. With mobs of 2,000-3,000 ewes you will need to build your team to 5-6 capable working dogs. This role comes with a tidy, four bedroom home with double garage.

These roles provide a fantastic opportunity to further develop your skills on an award winning farm and within a welcoming team environment. The established rural community of Kereru has a well-resourced pre-school and primary school and plenty of outdoor activities for you to enjoy.

Applications close 5pm Monday, 24th February 2020.

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31 Jan 2020

Work Type:
Hawkes Bay
Kereru Station
  • Sheep and Beef >> Experienced Shepherd
  • Sheep and Beef >> Head Shepherd
  • Sheep and Beef >> Shepherd
  • Sheep and Beef >> Stockman
  • Sheep and Beef >> Senior Shepherd