Assistant Herdsperson

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We have a contract vacancy for an enthusiastic person to work alongside our Herd Manager, on a progressive family-owned mixed farm, situated on the edge of the North Wessex Downs.  This Split-block calving herd of H/F cows are producing over 11,000 litres on a Selkley Vale Cadbury contract. 

Well maintained facilities include a 18/36 Westfalia parlour with ADF, ACR’s, auto ID & shedding which is capable of milking over 100 cows per hour. A good work and life balance is facilitated by outside relief and partial 3x milking, with late lactation cows grazing & milked 2x a day.  With a focus on maximising milk from home-grown forage, the herd is cared for to high standards and achieves over 4500 litres.

A major investment in a new 200-cow cubicle shed will go ahead in 2023 to further improve cow welfare and working conditions.

Key responsibilities include milking, general husbandry & helping with the day to day running of the unit.   Calf rearing, done in purpose-built accommodation, using a computerised milk feeder and whole milk, will also be an integral part of this role.

On-going training and support will be provided, although the ideal candidate will already be a team player, with a passion for cows and good stockmanship skills.

A recently refurbished 2-bedroom semi-detached cottage with central heating is available on the unit free from rent and council tax, together with a salary to reflect the importance of this role.

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