Assistant Herd/Stockperson-Ashwell, Hertfordshire-JPweb2128
Assistant Herd/Stockperson-Ashwell, Hertfordshire-JPweb2128, Hertfordshire
A contract vacancy presents the opportunity for a competent dairy enthusiast to join a team on a large mixed farming business.
Key points to the position are:
• The responsibility of a key role in commercial milk production and young stock care.
• Ability to operate TMR feeding system and machinery
• The chance to join an enthusiastic and dedicated farming team/ business.
The team care for 240 cows calving all year. The herd is TMR fed and set to be milked through new facilities in 2021 with auto ID/Heat time, ADF and shedding/handling area.
The housing for the herd has already been through a comprehensive refurbishment; reflected in the performance of the cows.
We are also able to offer with this position a very competitive remuneration package with 127-days off per year, and a well-equipped 2-bedroom house, free from rent, rates and council tax, pleasantly situated on the farm.
LOCATION: The farm is situated in Ashwell, a picturesque, highly sought after village to live in, which has first class primary and secondary schools and every facility you and a family could wish for.
THE FARM: The unit is part of a family farming business, of around 1200 acres in total. This is a family owned business with the owner taking an active interest and role on the farm as a whole.
THE UNIT: The unit will have a new 20:40 parlour, DTL with ADF, ACR’s auto ID and heat time/shedding. With new collecting yard, cow handling and calving area all well laid out on this modernised unit. Feeding is in a central passage using a feed wagon and the cows are cubicle housed. The dry and youngstock are housed on the unit in buildings all set out with feed mangers etc. There has been a full refurbishment of the cow accommodation with cubicles, rubber matting and building modification; this is a progressive unit.
DAIRY HERD: Calving is all year; this is a commercial herd of 240 Friesian/Holstein cows, with yields around 10,000 litres.
ACCOMMODATION: A 2-bedroom house will be available, on the unit, free from rent rates and council tax.
REMUNERATION: Subject to age and experience.
TIME OFF: This is a 238-day contract, with therefore 127-days off per contract year.
SUMMARY: This is an excellent opportunity for a competent dairy stock person looking to work with stock, taking responsibility for the care and production of the milking herd. As well as TMR and dry/young stock feeding. The role will include general veterinary stock/dairy tasks.
If you are looking for a professional, rewarding role which will value your strengths, please contact James Picot on 07802 596633.
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