Stockperson/Tractor Driver-Ashwell, Hertfordshire-JPweb2019
Stockperson/Tractor Driver-Ashwell, Hertfordshire-JPweb2019, Hertfordshire
A new contract vacancy presents the opportunity for a competent dairy enthusiast to join a team on a large mixed farming business.
Key points to the position are:
• The responsibility of a key role in commercial milk production and young stock care.
• Ability to operate TMR feeding system and machinery.
• The chance to join an enthusiastic and dedicated farming business.
The team care for 240 cows calving all year. The herd is TMR fed and set to be milked through new facilities with auto ID/Heat time, ADF and shedding. The housing for the herd has already been through a comprehensive refurbishment; reflected in the performance of the cows.
We are also able to offer with this position a very competitive remuneration package with 127 days off per year, and a well-equipped 2-bedroom house, free from rent, rates and council tax pleasantly situated on the farm.
LOCATION: The farm is situated in Ashwell, a picturesque, highly sought after village to live in, which has first class primary and secondary schools and every facility you and a family could wish for.
THE FARM: The unit is part of a family farming business, of around 1200 acres in total. This is a family owned business with the owner taking an active interest and role on the farm as a whole.
THE UNIT: The unit will have a new 20:40 parlour, DTL with ADF, ACR’s auto ID and heat time/shedding. With new collecting yard, cow handling and calving area all well laid out on this modernised unit. Feeding is in a central passage using a feed wagon and the cows are cubicle housed. The dry and young stock are housed on the unit in buildings all set out with feed mangers etc. There has been a full refurbishment of the cow accommodation with cubicles, rubber matting and building modification; the herd is performing really well.
DAIRY HERD: Calving is all year; this is a commercial herd of 240 Friesian/Holstein cows, with yields around 10,000 litres.
ACCOMMODATION: A 2-bedroom house will be available on the unit, free from rent rates and council tax. It is near the unit.
REMUNERATION: Subject to age and experience.
TIME OFF: This is a 238-day contract, with therefore 127-days off per contract year.
SUMMARY: This is an excellent opportunity for a competent dairy stock person looking to work with stock, taking responsibility for caring for the milking herd TMR and dry/young stock. Role will include veterinary stock/dairy tasks; the ability to milk would be beneficial, but not essential.
f you are looking for a professional rewarding role, which will value your strengths, please contact James Picot on 07802 596633.
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