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All Round Dairy Worker-250 cows-Wilts/Oxon Border-TJweb1960
Wiltshire/Oxon Border

All Round Dairy Worker-250 cows-Wilts/Oxon Border-TJweb1960, Wiltshire/Oxon Border

Added 12 Sep 2019

Job Summary

We have a contract vacancy for a stockperson / relief milker / tractor driver to join the team on a family run mixed farm just outside Faringdon. 

Job Skills

One of the primary roles will be calf rearing to weaning and youngstock management. Other parts of the daily routine on the unit will include assisting with dairy duties, mechanically bedding straw yards and scraping. Relief milking will be required every other weekend and holiday cover and experience operating a telehandler would be an advantage. During the summer some tractor driving will include silage making, topping, straw carting and rolling. 

Wiltshire/Oxon Border
Reference: TJweb1960

Job Description

The dairy herd comprises 250 Pedigree cows currently yielding in excess of 9500 ltrs.

A rent and council tax free 2 bedroom semi-detached house is available on the unit which has storage heating and a wood burning stove. 




The farm is located just outside the market town of Faringdon which is less than 10 miles north of Swindon and has very easy access to the M4 and rail network. A very good primary school is in the village and secondary schools are serviced by busses.

Farm Description:

Stud Farm is home to a very well-bred herd of 250 H/F cows currently yielding 8500ltrs. The farm extends to 700ac growing a range of forage crops and some arable. The dairy is an integral part of a larger farming business and enjoys low cell counts and mastitis levels. A traditional paddock grazing system is used during the summer with good fences and water supply. Herd replacements will all be home reared as this has been a closed herd for many years.

•    Autumn calving
•    Yields over 9500ltrs
•    18/18 Alpha Laval parlour
•    In parlour feeding and OOPF
•    Self feed silage
•    Cubicle housed bedded on chopped straw
•    NMR recorded and diary records


•    To assist with the day to day management of the dairy unit.
•    To assist with the welfare and management of both the milking herd and the young / dry stock.
•    To ensure all stock are cared for to the highest standards of husbandry in accordance with the Herd Health Policy.
•    Calf rearing on an automated machine.
•    Tractor driving and GFW to include slurry, and harvest work.


2-bedroom semi-detached house on the unit with storage heating and an enclosed garden. The house will be free from rates, council tax and rent.

General comment:

This role will require a good mix of experience and practical ability to cover a wide range of duties. Stockmanship and hygienic milking will be vital together with a willingness to join a team. 

For an informal discussion please contact Trevor Jolley on 07766 912481.

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