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We have a contract vacancy for a Herdsperson on a 400-acre family dairy farm milking 300 spring block calving Jersey x cows, yielding towards 6,000 litres of milk with good components and milk quality, on 2 x milking.

The unit was a new Greenfield site built within the last 10 years and cows are milked via a well maintained 20 x 40 Vacaar Swingover parlour, with feeders, ACR’s along with ADF.  NMR milk recording is practiced 4 x per year, with 2 people milking most of the time.

Housed cows are in sand cubicles that are tractor scraped, with a TMR ration fed.

The appointed person must be interested in grassland systems; having the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of herd and grassland management, vet visits, calvings, foot trimming and be able to take full control in the owner’s absence.

Accommodation on farm is either a flat or mobile home.  Off farm, a property can be rented to suit the candidate and goes along with regular time off and a competitive salary.

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