LKL Services Agriculture

Assistant Herdsperson-West Sussex-JPweb2198
West Sussex

Assistant Herdsperson-West Sussex-JPweb2198, West Sussex

Added 4 May 2021

Job Summary

A vacancy has arisen on a LKL Contract unit in East Dean, Nr Chichester, West Sussex. 

Job Skills

As our assistant, you could take the opportunity to progress your career as a key member of a dedicated team on this progressive, modern, well equipped and well-kept farm.   You will have the scope to develop your own initiative, covering every aspect of modern herdcare with training and the full support of the farmer, his team and especially the herd manager.

West Sussex
Reference: JPweb2198

Job Description

The unit comprises of 240 organic Friesian/Holstein cows being milked through a 24:24 computerised parlour with ADF, auto ID and shedding, TMR fed and sand cubicle housed.

We can offer a first-class working environment, excellent accommodation with a lovely cottage in the picturesque village of East Dean, near the unit and with remuneration based on experience.    If you are interested and would like more details, please contact James Picot on 07802 596633.


LOCATION:  The farm is situated in the small village of East Dean.  The large towns of Midhurst and Chichester are both about seven miles away and have a selection of shops and facilities.  The larger village of Singleton is two miles away and has a primary school.

THE FARM: The farm is tenanted from Goodwood Estate by a working farmer and has been farmed by the same family for several generations.  This is a 1500-acre arable/grassland farm, with over 100 acres of crops, grassland and large wooded areas.

THE UNIT: The unit was constructed on a green field site 12 years ago.  The cows are housed on sand cubicles and milked through a computerised 24:24 parlour.  Feeding system is TMR with no feeding in the parlour.  The dairy and office facilities are excellent with computerised records and heat time.

THE DAIRY HERD: The herd currently comprises of approximately 240 cows, herd health is good, with bactoscans and cell counts in the top band.  Calving is in a block throughout the autumn period, and the farm has full organic status.

ACCOMMODATION: There is excellent accommodation in the picturesque village of East Dean, which is a mile from the unit.

SUMMARY: This is a well cared for herd, in a very pleasant location.  There is an opportunity here to develop the unit and herd and your husbandry skills.  This position has proved to be an excellent career move for a career in dairy farming in the past.

REMUNERATION: Subject to age and experience, with 80 days off per year.

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