Herd Manager

Location
Wiltshire
Salary
An excellent remuneration package is on offer with a rent free house. Ample and flexible time off.
Posted
15 May 2019
Closes
12 Jun 2019
Ref
TJweb1895
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time

Come and enjoy grass based dairy farming!

This 1,700 acre mixed family farm in Wiltshire has been widely recognised for excellent grassland management and now requires someone to lead a team of 5 milking 500 cows.   You will report directly to the Farmer who is actively growing this business which includes an arable enterprise.  The current Herd Manager and his wife are leaving after 10 highly successful years to enjoy a quieter life in the beef sector.  You will be leading a team to manage the herd and will need good people skills.  Three team members are established on farm currently and are doing an excellent job.  You will be encouraged to participate in various discussion groups the farm belongs to and access any training required.  You will share milking duties through a new 36:72 with ACRs and parlour feeders, milking is a two person operation.  Other duties undertaken by the team include feeding, bedding of cubicles with a straw chopper and other stock tasks including calf rearing up to 48 hours when they are handed over.  There is a strong emphasis on efficient milk from grass and cows calve in tight autumn and spring blocks to satisfy a Cadbury’s milk contract.  The herd is rotationally grazed with an excellent network of cow tracks and paddocks to maximise production from grass and cows are out grazing from late February to December.

An excellent package is available with ample and flexible time off.  There is a nice detached 3-bedroom C/H house with AGA and wood burner, close to the unit, with large gardens, free from rent and Council Tax.

To apply for this vacancy please send your CV and application form to amanda.hargrave@lkl-services.co.uk

For an informal discussion please ring Trevor Jolley on 07766 912481.


 

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