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Development opportunity - grass-based Once A Day dairy farming; Job <->Herefordshire<->

Farm TypeDairy

Development opportunity in grass-based Once A Day dairy farming

We are seeking a Trainee Herdsperson to join a forward thinking and ambitious 500 cow spring calving, pasture based dairy farm.

The Farm

This 600 acre family farm is located between Presteigne and Knighton on the Welsh Borders runs a 500 cow Jersey-Friesian cross-bred herd. Milking is done once daily through a new 36/72 herringbone parlour. Calving begins in late-February in a 10-week block. The cows are out grazing until the first weeks in November and milked until late December. The farm system has been inspired by the best grazing operators in New Zealand, Ireland and the UK.

The Opportunity

We are recruiting an Trainee Herdsperson to assist with running the herd.  We are looking someone to work on all aspects of the farm including milking, calf rearing, grass management, herd care, etc. It is an excellent development opportunity for someone seeking a career in grass-based dairy farming. They will be working alongside an experienced and ambitious team who are constantly looking to learn and improve.

The Applicant:

The successful applicant will have a positive attitude and be eager to learn. They will have some experience of farm work. They must be honest, punctual and motivated. It is important that applicants have good communication skills and are willing to be an active part of the farm team.

This role comes with competitive salary and accommodation can be provided depending on the requirements of the applicant.

AreaWest Midlands
Job LengthPermanent
DatesStart: 22/07/2017, Finish: Not Specified
Driving License Required?Full UK Driving Licence
Pay£Competitive and linked to experiance
Employment Type
Accommodation Available?Yes
Accommodation TypeHouse/Flat
Accommodation Price
Other Accommodation Information
Distance from shops and amenities3.5 miles to Knighton, 6.5 to Presteigne
Smokers Accepted?Yes
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