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Assistant Herdsperson/Farm Worker: job in <->Wiltshire<-> on mixed farm

Farm TypeDairy, Arable

Family run dairy farm seeking an enthusiastic person to assist in the running of our 600 acre mixed dairy and arable farm.  We manage 230 high yielding pedigree Holstein cows producing milk on a Tesco contract. The cows are milked through a modern 20:40 herringbone parlour, fully TMR fed and loose housed. The farm rears all its own dairy replacements and beef cattle as stores. The arable enterprise extends to 350 acres of combinable crops and maize with all operations, except harvesting and combining carried out in house. The farm also operates a small groundworks business.

The position would require the applicant to carry out the following roles:-

  • Assist wih the management of the dairy herd including heat detection, health planning and caring for freshly calved cows and calves. A flexible amount of milking will be required, this can be tailered to the interests of the successful candidate. AI and foot trimming skills would be an advantage but are not essential.  Night checks are not a requirement of the role.

  •  Feeding and bedding up using a Keenan feeder with PACE and Teagle straw shredder.

  • General stock rearing, husbandary and yard work

  • Carrying out arable operations through the summer months including, mowing, raking, cultivations, drilling and harvest jobs. Tractor work will be a major part of the role during these times.

This position would idearly be suited to a candidate who enjoys being involved in all aspects running a mixed dairy farm, would like the opportunity to mould the role to his or her paricular interests and enjoys working as part of a friendly motivated team.

AreaSouth West
Job LengthPermanent
DatesStart: 10/10/2017, Finish: Not Specified
Driving License Required?Full UK Driving Licence
Employment TypeDairy, Arable
Accommodation Available?No
Accommodation TypeNo accommodation available
Accommodation Price
Other Accommodation Information

There is no accommodation provided. The farm is located on the edge of Bradford on Avon which offers a good supply of housing and highly regarded schools.

The towns of Melksham and Trowbridge are also within a 20min drive

Distance from shops and amenities1 mile
Smokers Accepted?No
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