Herd Manager-Nottinghamshire-RSweb2021, Nottinghamshire
Farm Details: Dean Hall Dairy (DHD) is a modern and progressive farm milking 470 cows yielding 7000ltrs, through a 24/48 in a split block (Spring/Autumn). 150 hectares is grazed Feb- Dec with excellent infrastructure. 100 replacements are reared on a forage-based system. The breeding program is led in house. The farm team, including an AD plant, comprises of 5 full time, an apprentice and relief staff.
Role Details: The role is to lead a team of 4 staff maximising long term profitability by maximising cow health through cost effective milk production. The person will be responsible for all day to day activities including milking and herd health. This will include the management of the grazing platform and young stock.
• Lead and take responsibility for the milking team of 4 staff.
• Manage a high level of herd health with exemplary records.
• Continue to achieve successful fertility results.
• Ensure all standards are met milk buyer and health and safety.
The Candidate: The person will be a good communicator who takes responsibility to train and motivate his team. (S)he will be a conscientious, enthusiastic with a positive attitude who is keen to grow in the role. The person appointed will have an eye for attention to detail.
The ideal candidate will have the following:
Support/Training: Continued professional development is fully supported by the business. Individual training is facilitated through membership of a dairy discussion group, with staff attendance at AHDB workshops encouraged. The person will be expected to participate in all dairy management discussions. More opportunity for progression within the wider business.
Accommodation: Accommodation is provided in an excellent 4 bedroom Bungalow within a mile of the farm. This is close to local amenities and free from rent or council tax.
Location: Dean Hall is located on the A616 near Caunton and 5 miles away from both Newark and Southwell with excellent local Schools to choose from.
For an informal discussion please contact Rob Stephenson on 07557 920255.
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