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Job for Assistant Herdsperson on Organic Farming System in <->Faringdon, Oxfordshire<->

Farm TypeDairy

We are looking for a keen and enthusiastic person who wants to work with  420 cows in an Organic farming system.  The farm is 1500 acres with the milk being sold to premium Organic contracts.  Milk is required to be produced without the use of antibiotics.  (US organic standards)  Production is 6500 litres/cow.  Emphasis is on the use of grass and home grown cereals.  Heat detection and good quiet stockmanship skills essential..  A roll over crush is used for foot trimming and a 20 cow vet race for other tasks.  A paddock grazing system is used during the summer with electric fencing throughout. The cows are housed in cubicals and bedded on mats and sawdust. Tmr feeding through the winter.  The milking parlour is a Dairymaster 30 / 60,with ACR`s.  It is open sided, which is very nice to milk in. Calving is mainly in the autumn but spreads  into the spring.  The cows are moving towards a cross bred type with NZ Friesian, Brown Swiss and Norwegian Red bulls used recently.   Hygiene, cleanliness and attention to detail are essential to keep the farm at the top of the industry.   A good stockperson with an eye for cow and calf health will enjoy this position.  There are 5 other other staff employed as a members of the farm team. The job requires a person who is wanting to be involved with the milking on a daily basis as a part of the team. Feeding , bedding , scraping out and fencing the cows and youngstock is a part of the routine.

AreaSouth & South East
Job LengthPermanent
DatesStart: 12/06/2017, Finish: Not Specified
Driving License Required?Full UK Driving Licence
Employment TypeDairy
Accommodation Available?Yes
Accommodation TypeFamily House
Accommodation Price0
Other Accommodation Information

2 bed cottage on the edge of the local town.  It is central heated and in good condition.   There is a good sized garden . The farm is 1.5 miles from Faringdon.  The cottage is 2 miles from the dairy and the main farm.The town has supermarkets and primary, junior and senior schools. Swindon is 12 miles away.  Oxford 15 miles away with good road, bus and rail networks.

Council tax is included in wage.


Distance from shops and amenities500 metres
Smokers Accepted?No
Other Information

The farm started Organic production in 1982 and enjoys visitors from overseas as well as other  interested parties.

 In 2014 the farm won Farming Partnership of the Year with OMSCO at the British Farming Awards.

Participation at discussion groups is welcomed, currently 2 groups. 


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