We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic person to take an active role in the success of a superb pedigree herd achieving 12,600 litres per cow!
Our 400 acre farm is situated in beautiful countryside on the edge of the Cotswolds, but is also close to the motorway and rail networks. The farm is predominately down to grass, whole crop wheat and maize, and whilst being intensive we have a passion for conservation and wildlife and are proud of our stunning bluebell wood.
Cow health and happiness is our primary concern. Cows are fed a full TMR diet with A.I and foot trimming outsourced so that as much attention to detail can be given to the herd on a daily basis, in order to maintain the superb welfare of the stock.
Key farm facts are as follows;
· 24:24 Westfalia parlour
· 400 cows
· Replacements reared off site, calves sold at 3-4 weeks.
· AYR calving with a level milk profile
· Cows bedding on sand cubicles
· Genus RMS and regular foot trimmer
· Farmers plus 4 full time staff, part-time and relief
· 3 times per day milking
We are looking for a person to take a responsible role working closely with our herd manager, but who will also be hands on and a key part of the milking team. The person will need to be experienced, adaptable and have good communication skills with excellent attention to detail. Key responsibilities of the role will be milking, herd health, some record keeping, and management of parlour and yard staff when the herd manager is off.
In return we offer a competitive salary with regular time off including alternate weekends. We can be flexible with the working pattern to suit the right person. Accommodation is included in the form of a lovely 3-bedroom Cotswold stone house, free from rent and council tax. The house is located 3 miles away in a thriving community village with shop, post office, doctor’s surgery, primary school, childcare nursery, pub, hairdresser and social/sports clubs.
Due to the location of the house, all applicants must have a current driving licence.
All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence.
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