Assistant Herdsperson-Somerset-SOweb1998, Somerset
We have a contract vacancy for an Assistant Herdsperson to work on a family managed farm in Somerset, 5 miles east of Taunton.
The appointed person will be expected to be fully involved with milkings and related stock duties and could suit a young person wishing to gain more experience.
The farm presently runs to 450 acres with a Holstein dairy herd of 300 cows yielding above 10,000ltrs on 2 x milkings, with plans for expansion. Milking is through a 20 x 20 herringbone parlour with ACR’s , back flush and a backing gate. These Holstein cows are TMR fed throughout the year, consisting of grass and maize silages, with summer grazing only for dry cows and youngstock. All calves are reared on farm, with heifers calving in one block to sexed semen.
Housing consists of cubicles with rubber mats and sawdust with loose housing for close up and special needs group.
A competitive package will be offered to the successful candidate, to go along with a 3-bedroom cottage accommodation on farm.
For an informal discussion please call Steve Owens on 07981 771320.
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