EXPERIENCED HERD MANAGER, Leicester
We are looking for a positive, driven and experienced herdsperson to join our young team on a new dairy enterprise in South Leicestershire. Key responsibilities will include milking, foot trimming, herd health & fertility, grazing management, general stock husbandry tasks and the day-to-day running of the herd. The farm currently milks 300 cows with plans to further increase numbers to 380 in 2018. The herd is mainly block calved in late spring and is made up of robust Friesian X cattle
producing milk on a premium solids contract. Making the most from forage the focus will be on profitable, sustainable milk production with emphasis on high herd welfare.
The excellent facilities include:
- New in June 2017 - 24:48 parlour with circular backing gate (Chris Randrup parlour)
- Cubicles for 340 cows
- Straw yards
- New feed yard
- Excellent cow tracks
We are looking for:
- A flexible and positive attitude
- Team player
- Experience in a similar role
- AI certificate (pref)
- Foot trimming experience/certificate
Attitude and willingness to learn is essential, training will be offered to the right person for essential skills. There is an emphasis on continuous personal development and active involvement in a number of dairy discussion groups is encouraged.
In return we offer a competitive salary with potential for a profit share agreement, regular time off and a spacious 3-bedroom detached house with oil central heating. Lilac cottage is set in the rolling south Leicestershire countryside within walking distance of the unit. There is a generous garden with a small orchard. The property is free from rent and council tax.