This 1,700-acre mixed family farm requires a 2ic to assist the Herd Manager as part of a team of 5 managing 500 cows. Three team members are already on the farm and doing an excellent job.
You will be encouraged to participate in discussion groups and take advantage of training opportunities. You will share milking duties through a 5-year-old 36:72 parlour with ACRs and feeders, milking is a two person operation. Other duties undertaken by the team include feeding, bedding of cubicles with a straw chopper and other stock tasks including calf rearing up to 48 hours when they are handed over.
There is a strong emphasis on efficient milk from grass and cows calve in tight autumn and spring blocks to satisfy a Cadbury’s milk contract. The herd is rotationally grazed with an excellent network of cow tracks and paddocks to maximise production from grass and cows are out grazing from late February to December.
An excellent package is available with ample and flexible time off. There is a good 3-bedroom house in the nearby village, free from rent and Council Tax.
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