Herd Manager-750 Cows-Somerset/Wiltshire border-TJweb1805
Herd Manager-750 Cows-Somerset/Wiltshire border-TJweb1805, Somerset
• 270 day contract /every other Friday, Saturday, Sunday off
• Sensible working hours/good work life balance
• Competitive Salary to the right candidate
We have a new contract vacancy for an experienced Herd Manager to manage the day to day running of this split calving herd of Holstein Friesian cows currently producing 7000lts supplying milk on a premium contract.
The ideal candidate needs to have a good mix of technical skills, stockmanship and practical ability and the experience to manage a milking team and other farm staff. Discussion group attendance is encouraged. A working couple would be considered as calf rearing and young stock duties could be included.
Good facilities provide excellent working conditions. The cows are housed in recently erected sheds on sand bedded cubicles with mattresses and wide passages. There has also been recent investment in silage clamps, machinery and equipment. The cows are required to make good use of grazing but are also fed a TMR when needed. Good grazing management to include regular plate metering will be an essential part of the role as an extensive program of track laying and water have been undertaken. Paddock and stabling block available.
An attractive, recently refurbished 4 bedroom, detached farm house with c/h and d/g and a large garden is available within walking distance of the unit and will be provided rent free.
For an informal discussion please contact Trevor Jolley on 07766 912481.
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