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Herdsperson-850 X Bred Cows-Wiltshire-TJweb1966
Wiltshire

Herdsperson-850 X Bred Cows-Wiltshire-TJweb1966, Wiltshire

Added 26 Sep 2019

Job Summary

Due to a career move we have an exciting new contract vacancy for a self-motivated and experienced herdsperson to join a small and dedicated team producing milk to the highest standards from this twin block calving herd of X Bred cows.

Job Skills

We can offer excellent facilities in this recently built unit which provides superb working conditions and includes:

•    Strict autumn and spring calving blocks
•    Yields of 6500ltrs – half from forage
•    70 point Milfoss external rotary
•    ACR’s, dumpline and Backing Gate 
•    Auto ID, auto in parlour feeding and shedding gate
•    Envirobed on matress cubicle housing

850
Wiltshire
Reference: TJweb1966

Job Description

If you have the ability and willingness to accept a high level of responsibility and be involved with the day to day management of the whole herd together with taking an active role in the forward planning we can offer an exceptional package - regular and reliable relief, a salary to reflect the importance of the position and a 3 bed semi-detached house with D/G and C/H free from rent, rates and council tax.

FACT SHEET

Location:

The farm is located in the village of Nunton which is just outside Salisbury and benefits from good road networks, mainline train services and schools.

Farm Description:

Nunton Farm is home to 850 X bred cows that are currently yielding 6500ltrs from an extensively grazed system. The grazing platform extends to 165ha and forage conservation is based on grass and maize silage. Herd replacements will be all home reared. Significant recent investment has allowed for this modern unit to be developed providing superb facilities including:

•    Strict autumn (350) and spring (400) calving blocks
•    Yields of 6500ltrs – half from forage
•    70 point Milfoss rotary parlour
•    ACR’s, dumpline and Backing Gate 
•    Auto ID, auto in parlour feeding and shedding gate
•    Envirobed bedded cubicle housing
•    Excellent track network and good water provision

Responsibilities:

•    To be involved with the day to day management of the dairy unit.
•    To be involved with the welfare and management of both the milking herd and the young / dry stock.
•    To ensure all stock are cared for to the highest standards of husbandry in accordance with the Herd Health Policy.
•    To be responsible for the monitoring and control of lameness / routine foot trimming, heat detection and calving etc.
•    To be involved with maintaining the strict block calving pattern
•    To ensure the cows are milked in accordance with farm policy including frequency and cell count / bactoscan management.
•    To maintain all statutory and managerial records on the farm computer.
•    Youngstock and general stock work.

Accommodation:

A very nice 3 bedroom semi-detached house in a village location complete with C/H and D/G is available and will be free from rent, rates and council tax. It is a mile from the unit however transport is provided.

Remuneration:

An excellent package is on offer for the right candidate to include generous salary, 11 day fortnight and good relief.

General comment:

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is a grazing enthusiast with a proven record of hygienic milk production. This is a very responsible role working alongside another herdsman and directly with the farmer. It will require someone able to demonstrate attention to detail and be proactive in terms of milking routines and procedures in order to maintain and continually improve both herd health and milk quality. A keen interest in /experience of grazing management including grass measurement would be a significant advantage. 

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

 

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