Herdsperson-Ilminster, Somerset - SOweb2026
Herdsperson-Ilminster, Somerset - SOweb2026, Somerset
We have a new contract vacancy for a motivated herdsperson to assist the hands on farmer with the day-to-day management of 250 organic crossbred cows near Ilminster in Somerset.
The appointed person will be expected to be fully involved with maximising production from grass, and use a plate meter with Agri-Net, (training can be given), assist the fortnightly vet sessions and keep good records.
This 800 acre all grass family farm is supplying organic milk to Waitrose, with the herd yielding just short of 8,000ltrs per cow and 4,000ltrs from forage.
Twice daily milking is via a 12 x 24, 90 degree De-Laval swing-over parlour with ACR’s and Alpro recording, and while housed cows are in sand cubicles and fed grass silage outside with concentrates in the parlour.
Cows are bred using RMS to maintain a 380 day calving index, with all young-stock retained as replacements. Foot trimming is carried out by an outside contractor.
A very good 3-bed semi-detached bungalow, on farm, and a competitive salary is on offer for the successful candidate.
For an informal discussion please call Steve Owens on 07981 771320.
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