Pedigree Herd Manager - West Devon

West Devon
Competitive salary, according to level of experience
17 Feb 2017
17 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Pedigree Herd Manager
Location: West Devon – 800 acre farm across 3 sites

Are you ready for your next challenge? Are you striving for the best in beef farming?

If so, we would love you to join our small and enthusiastic team. You will be working with a forward thinking Grassland Farm.  We are striving to build up the scale, utilising leading edge technology along with genetically enhancing quality.

Who we are?

 We set up the beef farming enterprise in 2010 as a 500 store cattle finishing unit.  Since then we have raised the bar and built a pedigree Angus herd of 150 breeding females. The breeding programme focuses on the best combination of genetic breed traits to produce fine cattle. We will continue to buy in cattle with excellent EBVs.  The medium term aim is 500 breeding females, producing excellent livestock for sale and finished cattle for the retail customer market

What are we looking for?  

  • An equally enthusiastic ambitious individual.
  • Someone who takes responsibility for the 150 cow pedigree Angus herd.
  • Brings practical cattle handling, breeding, calving and feed experience.
  • Is up to speed with the challenges of managing CHeCS health accreditation.
  • Understands the impact that applied science is having on cattle farming.
  • Relishes a data-driven style of performance management.
  • Is comfortable with the demands of disease control.
  • Who has the commercial nous to help build a highly profitable herd.

Why is it a great opportunity

This is your chance to join our farming business at the early stage of development. You will be a key member of the team and want to produce the best livestock and finished cattle and build a profitable beef business:

Package includes:

  • Modern accommodation and vehicle.
  • Competitive salary, according to level of experience.
  • Career growth as part of a growing business
  • Immersion in the latest scientific and technological offerings

We look forward to welcoming you to the heart of a genuine entrepreneurial venture in farming for the future.

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