Assistant Herdsperson

We are seeking to recruit an Assistant Herdsperson for one of our four diary sites in north Shropshire.

This is a hands-on role, milking a high performing Pedigree Jersey herd. The successful candidate will assist the Head Herdsperson to manage a progressive and profitable dairy herd whilst maintaining the highest standards of husbandry and management.

The cows are milked through a 20:40 DeLaval parlour.  The cows are grazed during the summer but are also buffer fed when required and winter cubicle housed.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Following dairy protocols
  • Ensuring cows are properly fed
  • Assisting in maintaining animal health and welfare to a high standard
  • Ensuring all records are completed in a timely manner
  • Maintaining a clean and tidy farm environment

We are looking for:

Experience of dairy herd management with a passion for the industry

  • A good understanding and knowledge of herd fertility, dairy nutrition and cow health
  • A basic understanding of health & safety responsibilities and compliance requirements
  • A high level of attention to detail
  • Current UK driving license

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