Enthusiastic Herd Manager
450 COWS – Newark - NOTTS
A fantastic opportunity has arisen to become part of a successful dairy business milking 450 cows near Newark in Nottinghamshire.
We require a very enthusiastic and versatile Herd Manager to manage the day-day running of this large dairy unit. The successful candidate will work closely with the herdsman, farm manager and other staff on the 150-cow spring block-calving grazing system and the 300-cow autumn block calving system.
This exciting position has the following key responsibilities / accountabilities; staff management, milk quality, fertility planning, grassland management, training / mentoring of staff and further development of business.
This forward-thinking business has the following:
- Modern 24:48 parlour with ACR’s and backing gate
- Good cow housing – cubicles & auto scrapers
- Genus tag breeder software
- 2 Calving Blocks Autumn and Spring
- Paddock grazing – excellent track infrastructure & grassland management
- TMR feeding
- Milk sold on a premium cheese contract
The successful candidate will be a very enthusiastic person who leads by example and has very high standards in whatever they do. Experience in managing a team, milking, grassland management and staff development are essential for this role. You will need to be an ambitious person who is able to use their initiative and be able to take and delegate responsibility for the key areas to enable them to run smoothly.
In return for your efforts, we offer a highly competitive salary with bonus schemes, regular time off and accommodation free from rent and council tax which is a lovely 3-bed house with central heating, double glazing, and large garden.
For an informal discussion please call Rob Stephenson on 07557 920255