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Herdsperson Job required in <->Mid Devon<-> for 600 cow block autumn calving herd

Farm TypeDairy

Family farm requiring a herdsperson to join a progressive business as a key member of our team; working with our 600 Autumn Block calving dairy herd in Crediton, Mid Devon. Farming over 300 Ha, with a 150 Ha ring fenced grazing platform. Modern facilities and a good track infrastructure that allows grazing for 9 months of the year.  The cows are fed in the winter on a high forage diet and housed in sand cubicles. The number one aim is maximizing milk from forage or grazed grass.

The ideal candidate will show strong enthusiastic qualities, keen eye to detail be proactive and hardworking while displaying their own initiative. The candidate must work well as part of a team as well as individually. AI & Foot trimming qualifications are preferred, but not essential as we require someone who is keen to learn and develop. Ongoing professional development is actively supported through ourselves, discussion groups and training courses. 

AreaSouth West
Job LengthPermanent
DatesStart: 16/10/2017, Finish: Not Specified
Driving License Required?
Employment TypeDairy
Accommodation Available?Yes
Accommodation TypeHouse/Flat
Accommodation Price
Other Accommodation Information

3 bed house available in nearby village (1 mile) with a good school and amenities (shop and pub) and next to bus route.

Distance from shops and amenitiesin local village
Smokers Accepted?No
Other Information

Duties include milking, foot trimming, dehorning, and drying off cows, opportunity to feed calves, and general animal husbandry. Working closely with the vet at herd health sessions during and before breeding season. Involvement in the grazing management and weekly farm walks with plate meter and budgeting using agrinet. Will be responsible for milk hygiene and record keeping, of cow treatments. Other general farm work will be required as and when needed.

Competitive salary dependent on experience and regular time off 10 day fortnight (every other weekend).

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