2IC for Spring Calving Herd

Your chance to join a new forward thinking dairy enterprise and work alongside energetic herd manager

We are looking for a positive, driven and dynamic experienced herdsperson to join our young team on a dairy enterprise in South Leicestershire.  Key responsibilities will include milking, foot trimming, herd health & fertility, general stock husbandry tasks and assisting with the day-to-day running of the herd.  The farm currently milks 280 cows with plans to further increase numbers in the near future.  The herd is mainly block calved in late spring and is made up of robust Friesian X cattle producing milk on a premium solids contract.  Making the most from forage the focus will be on profitable, sustainable milk production with emphasis on high herd welfare.

The excellent facilities include:

  • 24:24 fullwood parlour with ACR’s
  • Cubicles for 260 cows
  • Straw yards
  • Cow tracks

We are looking for:

  • A flexible and positive attitude
  • Team player
  • Experience in a similar role
  • AI certificate (pref)
  • Foot trimming experience/certificate

Attitude and willingness to learn is essential and training will be offered to the right person for essential skills. There is an emphasis on continuous personal development and active involvement in a number of dairy discussion groups is encouraged.

In return we offer a competitive salary, regular time off and a spacious 3-bedroom detached house.  Lilac Cottage is set in the rolling south Leicestershire countryside within walking distance of the unit.  It has a generous garden with a small orchard and Oil central heating. The property is free from rent and council tax.

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