FARM OPERATIONS MANAGER
CANBERRA, ACT, 2600
Large commercial and stud merino enterprise
Multiple farm properties with easy access to Canberra
Excellent remuneration + 3BR house
A large commercial and stud merino sheep operation just near Canberra has multiple farming properties and in excess of 25,000DSE. The business now requires a farming manager to work closely with the owner to run all aspects of the livestock operations. The property has a 3 BR house which fronts onto the highway with the school bus past the front gate and just 25 minutes to Canberra, ideal for a family situation.
The person required must be highly skilled in sheep management and handling, please note this is a hands-on position. The person must have good numerical skills, be competent with data handling and computing, and be able to manage both permanent and contract farm workers. There is a requirement that the person must be able to carry out the normal range of farming duties such as spraying, fencing, tractor work, welding and mechanical repairs.
It is envisaged that the successful candidate will have their own working dogs for both paddock and yard sheep work. As this is a renowned merino stud business it is preferred that the person have a genuine interest in merino breeding.
There is an excellent remuneration package on offer to attract the right person, including accommodation.
Please note that this is not a developmental role - it is expected that candidates will have significant sheep handling experience and have experience at managing a large merino sheep operation in excess of 20,000 sheep.