Assistant Manager – Livestock Operations

Due to exciting developments within our Livestock enterprise we have a new role available which will provide management and coordination support for our multi-farm operation.

 This role offers a good mix of practical hands-on farming as well as higher level monitoring, planning and pasture and feed management.

Reporting to the Livestock Operations Manager, you will:

  • Provide management support and cover for the Operations Manager
  • Manage and coordinate a small team of Shepherd Generals which will operate as a centralised team across all farms with a focus on animal handling activities
  • Plan and coordinate workloads which see optimal use of people and equipment
  • Measure monthly pasture covers, monitor grazing management and maintain farm maintenance plans
  • Understand how livestock finishing systems operate and have insight into how to maximise these

Role requirements:

  • Hands-on pastoral farming experience with a focus on pasture management and high-performance livestock systems
  • Strong people leadership and sound time-management skills
  • A desire and ability to train and develop others
  • Affinity for technology and intermediate level computer skills
  • An appropriate tertiary qualification is desirable
  • Driver licence essential

This is a hands-on role requiring experience, drive, an outgoing nature and a passion for farming and its people.

You will be well rewarded, get to farm in a great environment and will be exposed to a wide range of innovative farming practices and passionate people.

On-farm accommodation is available and, being close to town, gives opportunities for those with family and singles alike with a wide range of schooling, sports, social and outdoor pursuits in close proximity along with employment opportunities for partners.

APPLY NOW with CV and Cover letter using the form below.

A full Position Description is available on request, from

Or to discuss this role further, please contact Hayden Ashby 0272 931 682


NOTE: all applicants must be resident in New Zealand and hold appropriate entitlement to work