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Assistant Herdsperson-Steyning-West Sussex-Farm Team Winners Sussex Grassland and Forage Society-JPweb1832
West Sussex

Assistant Herdsperson-Steyning-West Sussex-Farm Team Winners Sussex Grassland and Forage Society-JPweb1832, West Sussex

Added 21 Nov 2018

Job Summary

Come and join the winning team!    Due to career progression, we have a vacancy for an enthusiastic herdsperson to join an excellent team on a well known family dairy business.

Job Skills

The farm seeks and will reward enthusiasm, livestock skills and commitment with a diverse role.  You will play an active part in the performance of the herd and youngstock.  The farm has invested with an emphasis on operating as a team and the unit comprises of:

•    Great milking environment with 32 point rotary Westfalia parlour with “heat time” and autodrafting and  ADF dipping and flushing.
•    Excellent handling facilities and dairy buildings.
•    Well staffed with a first class, dedicated team on the farm.
•    Training opportunities on and off farm

West Sussex
Reference: JPweb1832

Job Description

The herd is heading towards 500 cows, milked 3 times a day and calving all year round.  With milk sales above 11,000 litres per cow, they are housed within truly first class facilities providing excellent surroundings to apply husbandry and stockmanship as a member of a very skilled and focused team.

We offer with this position fully equipped accommodation on farm, free from rent, rates and council tax, an excellent remuneration package and regular time off. This is a great opportunity to take your career to another level.  



The farm is situated approximately one mile from Steyning, a picturesque village with fantastic views over the South Downs, which has very good schools, shops and sports facilities.  Brighton, Chichester, Worthing, Horsham and Gatwick Airport are all within easy reach so there are a huge range of facilities in the area.


This farm is 1400 acres in total, with arable, grass and maize.  This is a family owned business, with the owner and his wife and their family taking an active role in the running of the farm.


This is a fantastic umbrella unit, based around a Westfalia 32 point rotary parlour with auto ID shedding, and “Heat Time”.  There are excellent handling facilities, the housing is either new or recently refurbished mattress cubicles with feed passages, all with slatted passage ways over slurry storage, there is rubber matting throughout the parlour, races, part collecting yard and main feed passage.


Calving is all year round; this is a very well looked after herd rising to 500 cows; milked 3 times a day with yields in excess of 11,000 litres.  The cows are the highest pedigree Holsteins with top classifications. The cows are fed a true T.M.R diet; the ration is maize, grass, and lucerne silage based, with additional straights. 


There is excellent on farm accommodation, surrounded by the South Downs on the farm, near the unit.  


Subject to negotiation


80 days per contract year


This is an all-round herd care role, leading to responsibilities within an excellent team of five, experiencing every aspect of commercial milk production and herd care.  
While some dairy experience is essential, the business will offer the successful candidate every opportunity for training and to gain further experience on all aspects of herd management.     

For an informal discussion please contact James Picot on 07802 596633.

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