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2ic-500 Cows-Marlborough-Wiltshire SN8 3DP-TJweb1897

2ic-500 Cows-Marlborough-Wiltshire SN8 3DP-TJweb1897, Wiltshire

Added 16 May 2019

Job Summary

This 1,700 acre mixed family farm requires a 2ic to assist the Herd Manager as part of a team of 5 managing 500 cows. 

Job Skills

You will be encouraged to participate in discussion groups and take advantage of training opportunities.

You will share milking duties through a new 36:72 with ACRs and parlour feeders, milking is a two person operation.  Other duties undertaken by the team include feeding, bedding of cubicles with a straw chopper and other stock tasks including calf rearing up to 48 hours when they are handed over.

Reference: TJweb1897

Job Description

Three team members are already on the farm and doing an excellent job. 

There is a strong emphasis on efficient milk from grass and cows calve in tight autumn and spring blocks to satisfy a Cadbury’s milk contract.  The herd is rotationally grazed with an excellent network of cow tracks and paddocks to maximise production from grass and cows are out grazing from late February to December.

An excellent package is available with ample and flexible time off.  There is a good 3-bedroom house in the nearby village, free from rent and Council Tax.


Location:    A mixed 1,700 acre farm at Burbage in the Pewsey Vale, Wiltshire.  The farm is in a beautiful location, close to Savernake Forest and the Kennet and Avon canal.  There are good local schools and amenities in the village of Burbage; the market town of Marlborough is 5 miles away with the highly rated St John’s academy secondary school.

Farm Description:    The 500 cow herd comprises tight autumn and spring calving blocks of Friesians and Crossbreds and are milked through a new 36:72 herringbone parlour, with in parlour feeding and ACR’s designed for 2 person milking.  A TMR ration is fed to autumn calvers outside the grazing season.  Housing is in loose yards and cubicles.  Cows are currently yielding approximately 7,000 litres, and are milking very well with cell counts around 120.  

Responsibilities:    The candidate will assist the Herd Manager as part of a team of 5 people to manage the herd.  They will be required to deputise for the Herd Manager and undertake day-to-day herd management, milking and herd health duties.  The team undertake bedding, feeding and calf rearing up to 48 hours when they are handed over.  

Accommodation:    A nice 3-bedroom detached house is available, in the nearby village of Burbage, with a large garden, free from rent and Council Tax.

Days Off:            Ample and flexible time off is available.

Remuneration:    An excellent remuneration package is on offer with a rent free house with Council Tax paid.

To apply for this vacancy please send your CV and application form to

For an informal discussion regarding this vacancy, or other queries, please telephone Trevor Jolley on 07766 912481

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