Following the retirement of our longstanding herdsman we have a contract vacancy for a herdsperson to join a small team and take responsibility for the day-to-day running of this 120 cow, summer / autumn calved unit currently producing 8000ltrs. The herd forms the main enterprise on this 400-acre traditional farm however 100 acres of arable provide forage in the form of whole crop and a rotation for reseeding leys. The facilities provide good working conditions and include recently installed comfort cubicles which are bedded on chopped straw and a 10/10 HB high level jar parlour within parlour feeders and ACR’s. The cows are required to make maximum use of grazing however a TMR ration is available for buffer as required during grazing.
The ideal candidate will have a good mix of technical skills, stockmanship and practical ability ensuring that the highest standards of health & welfare are maintained across the entire herd. Foot trimming skills would be a definite advantage however training could be provided, and the AI is currently outsourced.
A 3-bedroom detached bungalow with large garden and stunning views and central heating is available on the unit free from rent, rates, and council tax.
For an informal discussion please contact Trevor Jolley on 07766 912481