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Herd Manager/Head Herdsperson-220 Pedigree Cows-Bristol-TJweb1860

Herd Manager/Head Herdsperson-220 Pedigree Cows-Bristol-TJweb1860, Bristol

Added 29 Jan 2019

Job Summary

We have a new contract vacancy for an accomplished head herdsperson to carry out the day-to-day management on this modern and progressive dairy unit near Bristol, which was re-built in 2012. 

Job Skills

Key responsibilities will include:-

• Milking

• Herd health & fertility

• Record Keeping

• Assisting with management of youngstock

The successful candidate must have previous experience on a similar farm, have a genuine interest in breeding/cow management, be motivated and able to work well as part of a team to a high standard, coping with the challenges of both internal and external customers (vets, students, teaching staff etc). 

Reference: TJweb1860

Job Description

Wyndhurst Farm is Bristol Universities’ dairy unit at their School of Veterinary Science at Langford.  The farm has a unit manager, head herdsperson and a tractor driver/Stockperson.

The farm has a large and airy umbrella building incorporating a 24:24 Herringbone parlour with Auto ID, with Delaval automatic backing gate, sand cubicles for 200 cows which are on a full TMR ration with a litre average of 10500/l+.  The cows are housed all year round.  There are excellent slurry lagoon/facilities along with silage pits and youngstock housing.

In return we offer a competitive salary with bonuses, 3-bedroom family accommodation on site close to all local amenities and free from rent, water rates and council tax and the opportunity to be a key part in a successful and progressive business.  For an informal discussion please contact Trevor Jolley on 07766 912481.

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