Finishing Manager – Caberfeidh Station, Kurow


Finishing Manager

Kurow, South Canterbury

We are looking for an Omega Lamb Unit manager to join our motivated team.

Caberfeidh is a 5,300 ha (effective) breeding and finishing operation in the Hakataramea Valley, wintering approximately 30,000su and peaking at over 40,000su. It runs 550 Angus Cows and 16000 Headwaters ewes and their replacements, as well as a large finishing and trading operation focusing on high quality products which includes producing lambs under the Omega Lamb brand.

Caberfeidh is flat to medium hill country with 1500ha of Hill. 600ha of the easier country is under irrigation.

This job offers an opportunity for someone wanting to take the next level in their farming career. In this role you will be responsible for the Omega lamb project on the property, this involves being responsible for the 280 ha of chicory on the property finishing 20,000 lambs, this area is mainly under irrigation. For the rest of the year you work in conjunction with other experienced shepherds organising your block. you will be under the guidance of the Operations Manager

As for all positions within Lone Star Farms, you will work within a team.

For this position you will need:

  • 4+ years’ experience working as a Shepherd in New Zealand
  • An understanding of lamb/cattle finishing.
  • Feed budgeting skills
  • 5-6 competent working dogs
  • Excellent work ethic
  • Self-motivation and a willingness to learn
  • Communication skills.
  • Sound knowledge of Technology
  • Likes to take ownership.
  • Keen to take on responsibility
  • Enjoys keeping accurate records
  • Organised and enjoys planning
  • Team player
  • An understanding of irrigation.

This is a great opportunity for you to join a high functioning team. You will be exposed to managing a high performing ewe flock and grazing high quality forages which include Lucerne and chicory. You must be a team player and enjoy working within a team environment as there are 10 other staff members on farm. You will be provided the opportunity to grow your skills while working in the field you love.

Caberfeidh is only 10 minutes from Kurow. The accommodation is a 4-bedroom house with primary school bus at the gate.

For further information  contact Matt Smith, Farm Manager to discuss the role further on 027 536 0499 or send applications to


Applications close Friday 26th October 2018