Herd Manager – South West

South West England
An excellent package is available for this role.
20 Sep 2019
30 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

On behalf of our client, De Lacy Executive are currently searching for an experienced Herd Manager to ensure the smooth running of an organic Holstein and Friesian herd located in a beautiful village in the South West.

Reporting to the farm manager, the successful candidate will have excellent attention to detail to ensure excellent grassland management and hygiene are a priority. This innovative farm requires someone adaptable and resilient to ensure the smooth transitioning to robots in the near future.

Close by to outstanding schools, this role comes with a family sized cottage, located a short walk away from the dairy, beef and arable farm.


  • General livestock management including feeding, bedding, foot trimming, husbandry and fertility programming.
  • Assisting herdsman with milking when required.  
  • Apply health and safety standards across the farm.
  • Liaising with vets, nutritionists and farm reps.
  • Recording important data.
  • Rearing replacement heifers.


  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Previous dairy experience is essential.
  • Foot trimming skills.
  • A good understanding of calf rearing.
  • Must be a good record keeper.
  • A Full UK driving licence.


  • An excellent package is available for this role.


Jane Righton: DD: 01885 485522, Mobile: 07875197231 or e-mail your CV and covering letter to: jane.righton@delacyexecutive.co.uk.

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