Assistant Herdsperson-South Devon-HHweb1893
Ivybridge, South Devon
Assistant Herdsperson-South Devon-HHweb1893, Ivybridge, South Devon
We have a contract vacancy for an assistant herdsperson, looking to make their way in the industry, to support our very good head herdsperson in running a 300 cross-bred spring calving herd near Ivybridge in the stunning, and much sought after, South Hams area of South Devon.
We require someone looking for their next step who has a passion for grazing cows. Some experience and a positive attitude are essential, but we will be willing to offer training if there are knowledge or skills gaps. The role will be to support the herd manager in the day-to-day care of the cows which will include milking, calving, foot trimming, AI, grassland management and record keeping.
This all grass farm extends to 450 acres, about 270 of which can be easily accessed by the milking herd, with an excellent infrastructure of paddocks and tracks. Cows are milked through a 24:48 parlour which was new in 2016. Cows are housed for as short a time as possible in sawdust bedded cubicles with mats in a building constructed at the same time.
In return, we offer a 285-day contract, competitive salary and a 2 bedroom semi-detached house on the farm. For an informal discussion about the position, please ring Henry Hare on 07531 335294.
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