Assistant Herdsperson

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Assistant Herdsperson
Fakenham, North Norfolk
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We are seeking an enthusiastic herdsperson, who would complete the three-man team on a progressive farm near the picturesque village of Litcham. The unit is running with an emphasis on forage/grazing and set to run with a sister unit with 360 Crossbred cows block calving in the autumn period on each site. There is an excellent mix of responsibilities on a rota system, made up of a 3-man team throughout the year, which includes milking, fertility, grassland management, TMR feeding and associated stock work. 

The herd is managed on a forage-based system with the housed period on sand cubicles with semi TMR feeding; the yields are 7,500 litres a cow. Milking is through a superb 24:48 parlour, DTL with ACR’s, complete with auto-shedding, heat time and state of the art handling facilities; the building project has been finished off new calf rearing facilities.

This position offers the benefit of a seasonal workload and hence much easier summer months, along with a good 3-bed house on the unit, an excellent remuneration package and regular time off. If you are looking for a challenging team role with a future, can offer a solid foundation of stockmanship, consistency and attention to detail please click the apply button now.


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