Job opportunity - 370 Spring calving Herd in South Leicestershire
The herd is operated as a flying-herd to maximise the available grazing and to operate a simple system. The farm has had considerable investment in recent years in infrastructure which include, a NZ style 24/48 herringbone milking parlour with handling facilities, 350 cubicles and straw yards and excellent paddock infrastructure to maximise milk from forage.
Our current herdsperson/2nd in command (2iC) is being promoted to unit manager and we are looking for someone to complete our team at Whetstone Pastures Dairy.
You will be required to work as part of a settled, positive, friendly team. The role involves working closely with the herd manager to achieve specific targets and maintain excellent results. Within this varied and stimulating role tasks will include, sharing the milkings with the team and been proactive in cow health throughout the year. Seasonal jobs include calving, calf rearing, heat detection, grassland management, basic tractor driving which includes feeding, scraping and bedding.
What we are looking for....
Is someone who has a passion for cows with deally a minimum of 2 years experience of working on a busy dairy farm, tractor experience will be beneficial. Experience of foot trimming and AI would be beneficial, although training can be provided for the right person.
What we can offer
We will provide a competitive remuneration which includes the appropriate time off to allow for a good work/life balance, a beautifully located three bedroom house with its own garden and orchard, which is a five minute walk from the farm. This is provided rent and council tax free. The farm is part of the stunning Leicestershire countryside with local pubs a short drive away and Lutterworth and Leicester both within a 15 minute drive.
You will have the chance to be a part of a successful team with the opportunity of progression. We will give you our time to help you progress your farming career, specific tailored training is provided through mentoring from the business owner, participation of our discussion group and industry recognised formal courses. We are happy to share all physical and financial information about the running of our farm with the team.
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