Herd Manager-Somerset-AGweb2038, Somerset
Alston Sutton Farm is set in the picturesque Mendip Hills and lies between Cheddar to the east and Burnham on Sea to the west.
This position has excellent on farm support and offers good long-term employment prospects to a herdsperson with a proven track record of working to the highest standards within milk production and cow care and has only been vacant twice in the previous twenty-six years.
This is a well-equipped, mainly all grass farm, which supports 260 high yielding Friesian Holstein cows and followers. The unit consists of a fully automated 24/24 Westphalia parlour with auto feed feeders and backing gate. Cow housing is cubicles with a mixture of sand and mattress beds with auto scrapers, plus good handling facilities which include a rollover foot crush. A contract foot trimmer is employed, but the ability and willingness to trim feet is a must. DIY AI is carried out with spread block calving from July to February. Cows are grazed with good track access to paddocks, this together with grass/maize/whole crop semi-TMR feeding.
We offer an excellent remuneration package to include a large detached 4-bedroom house with oil c/h, close to the unit, together with regular time off.
For an informal discussion regarding the vacancy please telephone Andrew Gassor on 07778 634429.
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