Shepherd General @ Cabbage Tree Flat

Horizon Farming Limited is a family owned business that believes the people on the ground are a major contributing factor in the businesses success. We provide an opportunity for all staff to grow their skills therefore enabling them to progress throughout the industry.

Cabbage Tree Flat has a position available for a Shepherd General.

 The Farm

Cabbage Tree Flat is a 1,989ha intensive finishing and breeding property with breeding ewes, trade lambs, breeding and finishing cattle. The property is well known for its excellent location, productive limestone soils, and infrastructure. We use modern technology and tools, well maintained machinery and equipment.

The farm is located in Waimarama, Hawkes Bay, 5 minutes from the popular Waimarama beach and village, it is approximately 30 minutes east of Havelock North.

There is a team of 6 working at Cabbage Tree Flat including a Growing Future Farmers cadet.

About You

You will have 1 – 2 years’ experience, be an honest, energetic, good natured individual who will work well in a team environment and has respect for livestock and equipment. The role requires 2 to 3 fully trained working dogs.

The successful applicant needs to have a great work ethic, be tidy, trustworthy, have a high quality of workmanship and excellent communication skills.


You will be given a competitive renumeration package based on your experience with additional benefits including meat vouchers, farm meat, internet, firewood, and a wet weather allowance. Dog expenses and insurance is also covered by Horizon Farming Ltd. There are numerous training and development opportunities.

Shared accommodation is provided in a 3 bedroom house.

Apply Now

Please apply now with a covering letter and CV.

More Information

Contact the farm Manager Alastair Macpherson on 0274-185-927

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