Tractor Driver / GFW in Dorset Ref 2497
Seeking tractor driver to complete TMR feeding for this sheep dairy unit. The sheep, a flock of 1000 ewes are Frieslands, Dutch in origin and the sheep equivalent of the Friesian cow. The ewes are fed a TMR diet throughout the year. They are producing milk all-year-around and supply their own creamery, where the majority of the milk produced on the farm is used to make yoghurt in a simple, natural process.
The flock are milked through a modern herringbone parlour, and housed in the winter in large modern livestock buildings.
The role will involve working and operating machinery in and around the stock and sheep milking herd
Seeking someone competent with telehandler, including telehandler certificate to complete TMR feeding, bedding up, mucking out buildings, scrapping out and pushing up silage and grassland work.
A vehicle is provided to travel between farms when necessary, so full drivers license essential.
Mobile home accommodation
Work pattern is based on a 6 day week, 1 day off. Working hours would start at 6:30am-8am followed by a 2 hour break and then 11am-6pm.