Assistant Herdsperson in Devon Ref 2415
Excellent working environment with a real focus on development for the successful candidate is offered here. If you are a good team player who is enthusiastic with a willingness to progress and learn new skills, this is the ideal position for you.
This progressive grass-based, spring block calving herd on 2,000 -acre farm with a herd of 2,000 split across two farms. Milking is carried out twice daily in 2 separate milking parlours, a 20/20 rapid exit and a 24/24 herringbone. The herd is housed indoors and TMR fed.
We are seeking a keen and enthusiastic Assistant Herdsperson to join a team to complete share of milking rota, yard work and associated herd work on this 650 cow site. Must be a competent milker. AI and foot trimming experience not essential but desirable.
The successful candidate will have a strong focus on herd care and will also carry out all necessary yard work/ scraping out duties. Duties will include care of calving cows and freshly calved cows. An ability to spot bulling cows, lame and sick animals is required.
One bedroom apartment on the farm
This is a contract position, where the successful person will operate as an agency worker with Farm Solutions. This means that the person will not have sub-contractor responsibilities and all statutory tax deductions and payments will be made by Farm Solutions on their behalf. Hourly pay operates, which includes pay for overtime hours worked.