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Assistant Herdsperson-North Shropshire-BFweb2032
North Shropshire

Assistant Herdsperson-North Shropshire-BFweb2032, North Shropshire

Added 6 Mar 2020

Job Summary

AUTUMN CALVING! FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY 

• WHO’S LOOKING FOR A SUPERB OPPORTUNITY WITH SCOPE TO LEARN ON THE JOB AND SHADOW AN EXPERIENCED HERD MANAGER?

• LOOKING TO BE ENGAGED IN THE DAY TO DAY RUNNING OF A SUCCESSFUL DAIRY BUSINESS?

• LOOKING FOR A FIRST CLASS PACKAGE WITH A FULL TRAINING PROGRAMME AND INTERACTION WITH DISCUSSION GROUPS.

THEN STOP AND LOOK NO FURTHER!

Job Skills

THE ROLE. We require a young energetic individual who has some dairy experience and who is looking to progress their career. You will support the experienced herd manager with all aspects of the herd and will also be involved with the farmer in management and financial aspects of the running of the business. Key responsibilities will include:

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North Shropshire
Reference: BFweb2032

Job Description

THE FARM. We have an excellent opportunity to join our client’s Autumn calving herd in North Shropshire. Our clients have been split calving for many years and have of late sold the spring cows and concentrated on the autumn block. The farm benefits from excellent grassland management, tracks and water system which is continually developed and maintained which support the circa 400 cross bred cows, which achieve around 7000 litres with milk sold to Arla. The cows are milked through a 20:40 semi rapid exit, Dairymaster parlour with ACRs, Auto ID and backflush. Cows are cubicle housed and bedded on sand. The herd is TMR fed in the winter, with all stock turned out to grass as soon as possible in the spring. 

• Milking and associated tasks.

• Herd health, fertility and feet (training on these aspects can be provided)

• Feed allocations and grassland management including grass measuring, maintenance of fences, tracks and water systems. Crop rotations and outwintering.

• Involvement with consultants, vets and farm owners.

• Young stock management and calf rearing.

In return we offer a very competitive salary, which is based on experience.  A lovely 3-bedroom house, on the farm, is free from rent and council tax. The town of Market Drayton is less than one mile from the farm, which has all necessary local amenities including primary schools, high school, cinema, pubs, supermarkets, DIY stores, churches, various sports clubs etc. 

For an informal discussion please contact Ben Furnival 07551123045 or email your CV to amanda.hargrave@lkl-services.co.uk

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