Herd Manager/Head Herdsperson-220 Pedigree Cows-Bristol-TJweb1860
Herd Manager/Head Herdsperson-220 Pedigree Cows-Bristol-TJweb1860, Bristol
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.
Key responsibilities will include:-
• 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).
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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