Job Opportunity

 Experienced Stock Person

An exciting position has become available on our progressive stud sheep and cattle operation near Fairlie.

We specialize in breeding hill-country Angus bulls and hill-bred rams from Romney, Romney-cross, composite and terminal sire breeds, and run up to 6 sales per year. This is an exciting time in the livestock breeding industry and Meadowslea is at the cutting edge of new technology with DNA testing and computer recording software as well as new pastures and winterfeeding methods.

The total operation is approximately 10,000 stock units spread over four properties totaling 800 ha and ranging from tussock country to intensive irrigated flats.

We are seeking an experienced, motivated, and enthusiastic stock person with a keen interest in livestock genetics and proven abilities in stock handling, feed management, and recording skills. The position will allow the successful applicant the chance to learn the wide range of skills that are needed to operate a modern stud breeding business.

Increasing management responsibilities will be encouraged and the ability to work in a team is important. Duties will include a wide range of stock work and 2 to 4 good working dogs will be required. The successful applicant will need a good understanding of electric and general fencing as well as water systems and general farm maintenance, as well as a proven ability to confidently operate tractors and machinery.

A good sunny 3-bedroom house is provided 5km from Fairlie and attractive remuneration will be negotiated.

Applicants must be NZ residents or have the appropriate work visa.

Please email:
David Giddings
Meadowslea, Mt Cook Rd, RD 17, Fairlie
Ph: 03 685 8027
Email: giddingsfamily@xtra.co.nz

Or call David on 027 2299760 for a chat about this position.