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We are looking for an enthusiastic Shepherd to join our team.
This position would suit someone who has worked on a sheep and beef farm for at least a year, has a willingness to learn, keen to build knowledge about stud breeding and be interested in the possibility of taking on more responsibility in the future.

Braeburn is a 1023ha sheep and beef farm, 20 minutes south of Clinton. We have a high standard of sheep handling facilities, workshop and modern range of machinery 
We are a 10,000 stock unit property running a Coopdale stud and Angus breeding cows. For more information about our Coopdale stud see 

In the role of General Shepherd, your main responsibilities would be...

  • Stock work with sheep and beef
  • General duties and maintenance
  • Reporting back to Owner about stock
  • General tractor work.

The skills and experience required for this position would be...

  • At least 1-2years experience in the sheep and beef industry
  • At least 2-4 working dogs under good command
  • Full clean drivers licence
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to be honest, reliable, have a good attitude and use initiative
  • Ability to communicate effectively and to listen to and follow instructions
  • An excellent approach to health and safety requirements
  • Excellent stock handling skills and looks after machinery
  • Applicant must have NZ residency or hold NZ working visa.
  • Competitive remuneration package based on experience.
  • Clean, tidy two bedroom accommodation available on farm which would be shared with Lincoln student over summer
  • Opportunity for ITO training negotiable

Approximately 40 minutes to Gore or Balclutha townships. 20 minutes to Clinton

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

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  • Classifications: Agricultural, Forestry & Fishing
  • Company: Braeburn Farming Co Ltd
  • Work Type: Permanent
  • Sector: Private
  • Town: Clinton
  • Region: Otago
  • Country: New Zealand