Herdsperson/Assistant Herdsperson, 340 cows - Derbyshire, HIGH YIELDING COMMERCIAL HOLSTEINS!
We require an experienced and skilled herdsperson/assistant herdsperson to work alongside the existing team on a progressive dairy farm 10 miles north of Derby in the stunning Peak District.
The Farm and System
This is a highly successful and very well run family farm near to Belper, Derbyshire. The active owners have spent many years building the business up and consistently developed and invested into the farm and herd over the years. The herd consists of around 340 commercial Holsteins producing around 11,000 litres, with the high yielders housed 365 days and milked three times per day. Lows are winter housed and graze during the summer being milked twice per day.
Cows are fed a semi TMR of whole crop, maize, silage, blend and molasses which is topped up in the parlour. The parlour is a 30:30 Fullwood with ACRs, milk meters, ADF and auto ID. Milk is sold to Muller. Cows are cubicle housed on slats with mattresses bedded on shavings.
Cow welfare is extremely important with regular in house foot trimming taking place, a designated foot trimmer attends the farm monthly or when required. There is a vet routine bi weekly. Fertility is covered by Genus RMS. The farm also works closely with Nottingham University Vet School.
About the role
We are looking for someone who has had previous experience and can take some responsibility off the owners and other staff members. The person will need to be a team player and adaptable and you will be involved in all aspects of the farm including, milking the high yielding herd, foot trimming, calf rearing, herd health & fertility, general stock husbandry tasks and some tractor work.
What’s on offer!
• Either a 3 bedroomed bungalow or 1 bedroom annexe to suit the individual, both with stunning views! Both free from rent and council tax.
• Competitive salary based on experience with bonus schemes.
• Excellent working hours.
• For an informal discussion please contact Ben Furnival on 07551 123045.