Dairy Herd Manager

Location
Cambridgeshire
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
29 Jul 2019
Closes
30 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Dairy Herd Manager

Cambridgeshire                                              

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to lead our excellent team of 8 by taking on the role of dairy herd manager of the 475 high yielding dairy cows for J.O Williams Farms based in Huntingdon. Our dairy business is innovative, exciting and forward-thinking, looking to progress and expand in the near future. We are seeking a manager who can demonstrate excellence in all aspects in dairy herd management, especially people management.

The Role

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to manage and support our team who provide the highest levels of care and husbandry for our dairy cows. A passion for dairy farming and maintaining the highest standards are attributes that the successful candidate will possess.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Liaising with the owner on a regular basis
  • Day to day management of the team and dairy herd
  • Supporting and identifying ongoing training requirements to ensure team development
  • Working closely with external consultants to maximise efficiency and profitability
  • Creating and implementing protocols to ensure consistent processes and procedures

The Candidate

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Previous experience of staff and dairy herd management
  • Possess excellent communication, organisation and prioritisation skills
  • Have enthusiasm for the industry and the ability to identify future opportunities
  • A willingness to learn about all areas of the business and adapting skills and knowledge appropriate to the role

What we can offer you

The successful candidate will be given the flexibility to develop the herd and team to create improvements in the future expansion of the herd and business. We offer excellent support in the form of consultancy, dairy nutrition and fertility management. For self-motivated candidates with the attitude and approach to succeed, we offer an excellent salary and benefits package, together with a 3-bedroom house and regular time off.

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