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Stockman/GFW/Tractor Driver/Occasional Relief Milker-Nr Bristol-SASCweb1777
Bristol

Stockman/GFW/Tractor Driver/Occasional Relief Milker-Nr Bristol-SASCweb1777, Bristol

Added 10 Aug 2018

Job Summary

We require a self-motivated stockman to carry out the day-to-day duties on a modern and progressive dairy unit re-built in 2012 near Bristol. 

Wyndhurst Farm is Bristol Universities’ dairy unit at their School of Veterinary Science at Langford.  The farm has a unit manager, head herdsperson and a tractor driver/Stockperson.

The farm has a large and airy umbrella building incorporating a 24:24 Herringbone parlour with Auto ID, with Delaval automatic backing gate, sand cubicles for 220 cows which are on a full TMR ration with a litre average of 10,000/l+.  The cows are housed all year round.  There are excellent slurry lagoon/facilities along with silage pits and youngstock housing.

In return we offer a competitive salary with bonuses, 2-bedroom family accommodation, close to the unit and all local amenities, free from rent, water rates and council tax and the opportunity to be a key part in a successful and progressive business. 

Job Skills

Key responsibilities will include:-

• Feeding the dairy herd and youngstock

• Calf feeding

• Scraping/bedding/GFW

• Loader/tractor tasks – mucking out etc

• Assisting with management of youngstock/transition cows

• Relief milking

The successful candidate must have some previous livestock and machinery experience, be motivated and able to work well as part of a team to a high standard, coping with the challenges of both internal and external customers (vets, students, teaching staff etc).   Sheep experience may also be an advantage as there will be the opportunity to get involved with the management of the flock for the right person.

 

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Bristol
Reference: SASCweb1777

Job Description

FACT SHEET

Location: The farm is located in the village of Lower Langford adjacent to the   Bristol University School of Veterinary Science, equally placed between Bristol     and Weston-Super-Mare. The area has excellent transport links and there are also very good local school and amenities. 

The Farm: The modern progressive farm comprises of approximately 275 acres carrying 220 milking cows plus replacements on this single unit plus a small flock of sheep. 

Key farm facts are as followed:

Large and airy umbrella building incorporating:

• 24/24 H/B parlour

• ACR’s

• Milk meters

• Auto ID

• Auto shredding gate

• AYR calving

• Excellent cow and youngstock housing

• Sand cubicles

• Excellent handling Facilities

• Modern facilities

• Excellent modern machinery 

Staffing: Unit Manager, Head Herdsperson,Tractor Driver/Stockman.

The herd: The herd currently consists of 220 Holstein cows yielding over 10,000 litres, milk quality is excellent. Calving takes place all year round and all replacements are reared in house with beef calves sold locally. Milk is sold to Muller/Wiseman on a liquid contract. Cows are TMR fed all year round. 

All breeding is currently done by Cogent under their ‘precision’ service using the latest pedometer technology. 

The role:  An experienced Stockman/GFW/Tractor Driver/Occasional Relief Milker is required to work alongside the existing team to drive the business further forward.   Sheep experience may also be an advantage as there will be the opportunity to get involved with the management of the flock for the right person.

Main tasks are as follows:

• Feeding the dairy herd using a Class Scorpion telehandler, Case Maxxum 125 multicontroller Tractor,  Shelborne Reynolds 19cm twin-tub Feeder Wagon

• Loader/tractor work. Mucking out, bedding up etc.

• Calf rearing

• Occasional relief milking

• Managing transition cows

• Maintaining machinery

• General stock husbandry tasks

The Person: You need to be self-motivated and able to think for yourself and run all the day-to-day elements involved within this role.  Someone who is an excellent communicator as the unit has many internal and external visitors. 

Remuneration: In return for your efforts we offer an excellent package including bonuses, regular time off and accommodation free from rent, water rates & council tax.

Accommodation: The house is located near the dairy unit, consisting of:

• Kitchen

• Lounge

• 2-bedrooms

• Gardens

• Gas central heating

For an informal discussion please contact Simon Collier on 07885 951105. 

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