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Herd Health Manager-1500 Cows-Dumfriesshire-ILweb2011

Herd Health Manager-1500 Cows-Dumfriesshire-ILweb2011, Dumfriesshire

Added 17 Jan 2020

Job Summary

A rare opportunity has arisen to join the team on an extremely progressive and forward thinking unit near Castle Douglas, Dumfriesshire. 

Job Skills

The role would entail working closely with the owners and other senior staff to achieve the goals of the farm.  You will undertake proactive all aspects of herd health work, fresh cow checks, drying off, dry cow protocols and fertility work, foot trimming, record keeping and occasional milking/parlour treatments.  The successful candidate will have experience in a similar role, show a level of professionalism towards herd health that exceeds the average and have strong attention to detail taking pride in the cows under their care.  You will ideally be qualified in AI and foot trimming.

Reference: ILweb2011

Job Description

The unit has been well invested over the years to provide excellent facilities for both the herd and those that work amongst it.  

This exceptional dairy comprises of a 72 point Boumatic rotary parlour fitted with ACRs, auto ID, auto feeding, large collecting yard, auto shedding gates with handling facilities and excellent staff facilities.  The herd is cubicle housed and fed both in parlour and a TMR.

Top line herd performance is achieved by not only giving the cow the right environment but also the right management and attention to detail is crucial to maintaining the already enviable yield, fertility results, milk hygiene levels and mobility scores the herd currently enjoys.  The farm enjoys well above average staff retention and so this provides a rare opportunity for someone to take their next steps towards large herd management. 

In return for your efforts you will receive a competitive salary with bonus schemes, regular time off and accommodation suited to your needs close to the farm.  

For an informal discussion please contact Ian Lindsay on 07802 596869.

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