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Herdsperson-11000ltrs+-300 Ped. Cows-Bridgwater-TJweb1987

Herdsperson-11000ltrs+-300 Ped. Cows-Bridgwater-TJweb1987, Somerset

Added 7 Nov 2019

Job Summary

Following the retirement of our Herd Manager and his wife after 15 years we have a new contract vacancy for an experienced herdsperson to join a newly created team to carry out the day-to-day running of this modern and well equipped dairy unit near Bridgwater.

Job Skills

The ideal candidate must be confident with all aspects of milking and associated stock work and possess a high level of practical ability together with the responsibility required to implement strict protocols and achieve a high level of detail to herd health. AI and foot trimming skills would be an advantage.

Reference: TJweb1987

Job Description

Stockland Lovell Farm is home to the Farm Estate Pedigree herd of Holsteins which together with a large equestrian business including events course are the 2 main enterprises. The farm extends to over 300ha and with the exception of a small area of wheat is exclusively used to provide forage for the cows. The farm is well invested and facilities include

•    Pedigree breeding with increasing use of sexed semen
•    In excess of 11000ltrs NMR recorded results
•    Mattress and sawdust bedded cubicle shed with wide passages
•    24/24 Gascoigne parlour with ACR’s
•    ANKA Hydraulic Foot Crush
•    Interherd Records

The dairy buildings and calf shed are all in close proximity on the main site with further youngstock housing a few miles away. There are 256 cubicles under one roof with wide passages, auto scrapers and central feed passage in addition to loose housing for down calvers. A full vaccination programme is undertaken with both cows and youngstock and beef calves are sold at market from 12 weeks.

We can offer a generous package and a 3 bed house close to unit free from rent and council tax.

For an informal discussion please contact Trevor Jolley on 07766 912481.

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