Herdsperson-Sussex/Surrey Border-JPweb2133, Sussex/Surrey Border
With our excellent herdsman moving on to fresh pasture, we have an opportunity for a herdsperson to join a committed family business, working on a well-equipped, two site progressive farming business near Dorking.
Key points to the position are:
- Good working environment, central to which is a 24:24 parlour with in-parlour feeding.
- Well laid out cow accommodation with sand bed cubicles.
- The opportunity for ongoing training for new skills, responsibility and to achieve your own results to be proud of.
- The chance to work with an enthusiastic and dedicated farming family and team.
This unit is set to run with approximately 250 high yielding Holstein/Friesian cows, calving throughout the year with 210 cows consistently in milk. The herd is TMR fed with additional feeding in the parlour; yields are around 9500 litres per cow.
We are also able to offer with this position very competitive remuneration/days off package, and a 2-bedroom house free from rent, rates, and council tax on the unit.
LOCATION: The farm is situated approximately just outside the village of Beare Green. There is a primary school and coach service to senior school in the village, as well as shops, post office and several pubs. There is a mainline rail station to London Victoria. Dorking and Horsham are both within easy reach of the farm. They both also have a huge selection of shops.
THE FARM: The unit is part of a large farming business of 1500 acres, with arable, dairy and beef, keeping all calves to finishing. There are two dairy units running similar numbers and set ups. Silage is made on the ground further away that is in arable rotation, with maize and short-term leys.
THE UNIT: The unit comprises of a modern dairy, 24:24 herringbone parlour, DTL with ACR’s. With collecting yard, cow handling and calving area all well laid out on this compact unit. Feeding is in a feed trough using a feed wagon and the cows are sand cubicle housed.
THE DAIRY HERD: Calving is all year; this is a commercial herd of Friesian/Holstein cows, with yields expected to go over 9,500 litres. The aim is to continue with about 250 cows. The cows are Friesian/Holstein type.
ACCOMMODATION: A pleasant 2-bedroom house with central heating will be available on the unit, free from rent rates and council tax.
REMUNERATION: This is a well-rewarded position; tailored to the successful applicant’s age and experience.
TIME OFF: This is a 285-day contract, with therefore 90 days off per contract year.
SUMMARY: This is an excellent opportunity for a competent herdsperson to make a mark for themselves with an exciting future on a family farm run with energy and commitment and a “can do” philosophy.
If you are looking for a challenging role which will value your strengths, please contact James Picot on 07802 596633.
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