Assistant Herdsperson in Devon Ref 2415

The Farm:
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.  


The Role:
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.


The Applicant:
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. 

Accommodation:
One bedroom apartment on the farm 

Additional Info:
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.


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