Dairy Herds Manager

The Farming Operation itself consists of 2 dairy Herds, one 250 Cow Spring Calving Grazing Herd and one 375 Cow Autumn Block Calving Self-fed Herd with a separate Young Stock Rearing Unit, all within short distance of one another.


You are to provide smooth day to day running of the Livestock enterprise alongside the Family and Co-workers

Ensure animals are kept in a Healthy state, vaccinations etc., reporting or treating Animals, liaising with vets as and when necessary.

Grassland Management a must, knowledge of Grass Measuring and Agrinet preferred.

Capable of using Uniform Management System. Keeping Farm Assurance Documentation up to date

Must be hands-on to help out with AI, Calving’s and Milking as and when required.

Ideally encourage staff to be Self-motivated across the Units.

Good Sense of Humour essential, would suit someone with Positive Attitude to Life.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Milking cows, ensure Optimum Milk and Milk qualities, including Bactoscan and Cell Counts.
  • Ensuring adequate Grass Covers available to cows, when out Grazing, allocating right Paddocks and Size. Training can be provided in Grass Measuring and Allocation.
  • Assist with Managing the Silage required by providing correct amount of face at Self-feed Clamp and Silage between relevant Units
  • Assist with the Identification of Bulling, Sick and Lame animals at earliest opportunity and treat accordingly.
  • Attending Training and relevant Meetings are encouraged to help your own Professional and Farm and Development. This could involve time off Farm and sometimes even a couple of days away.
  • Treating everyone as part of a Team, we are all responsible for the Farm’s successful Operation and Each other.

Salary, working times and housing

  • Generous Salary offered in line with Position and relevant Experience


  • Average Hours worked per Week are 50hrs/wk. can vary from more during Calving and Silage-ing, but less during quieter periods i.e. when Cows dry.


  • Every other Weekend off. When working Weekend, ½ Day off during the Week.


  • Flexible timings on Days off after mutual discussion with Family and Co-workers. Bank Holidays by mutual agreement, a bit of give and take on both sides.


  • 4 weeks Holiday/year. Ideally taken during quieter Times. January/.July


  • Use of Farm Vehicles for running between Farms


  • Cottage available Rent Free with the Job. Occupier is responsible for Water, Rates and Power.


  • Nearest Village 2 Miles with Primary School, nearest Town 5 Miles with Secondary School, Shops etc. Nearest Beach 10 miles.


Please send a relevant to the job CV (A must!) and at least 2 References (A must!) to Luppo Diepenbroek by email. Closing date 21st December. Job starts January 2021

Similar searches: Permanent, Dairy, South West