Herd Manager – South West

Location
South West England
Salary
A competitive salary is offered with housing allowance. The company also has a pension scheme availa
Posted
20 Nov 2020
Closes
18 Dec 2020
Ref
HG031
Sector
Dairy, Livestock
Job Type
Farm Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to join a hands-on team developing a fresh vision for the UK dairy industry?

You would have two assistant herd people reporting to you, and working as team, will be using the latest technology to optimise animal welfare and sustainable milk production.

This is an excellent opportunity for a self-motivated and experienced Dairy Manager to take the next step in their career.

 Responsibilities:

  • The day to day management of the herd, ensuring the efficient running of the dairy unit to meet physical, documentational and financial targets
  • The all-round care of cow health, fertility, and management tasks, maintenance of the milking equipment, ensuring good cubicle hygiene and managing cow feeding indoor and grazing – all to maintain the highest standards of husbandry
  • To continue and improve the highest standards of husbandry and management
  • Ensure accurate records are maintained and utilised to drive performance with more informed decisions.
  • Support the setup and monitoring of on-farm trials which range from feeding and product trials, to implementing novel technologies

Requirements:

  • Several years of proven experience within UK dairy farm management with a passion for the industry.
  • An agricultural qualification e.g. Degree/ HND
  • A strong interest and high level of aptitude in the use technologies and data
  • Excellent communication, attention to deal & organisational skills, with a willingness to support the development of others within the team
  • Ideally have certificates of competence in DIY AI, foot-trimming and telehandler operator (training can be provided).
  • Full UK driving licence.

Remuneration:

 A competitive salary is offered with housing allowance. The company also has a pension scheme available, and offers both a childcare voucher scheme and cycle scheme

Apply for Herd Manager – South West

Already uploaded your CV? Sign in to apply instantly

Apply




Upload from your computer

Or import from cloud storage

Your CV must be a .doc, .pdf, .docx, .rtf, and no bigger than 1MB


4000 characters left

All questions are required

Do you have a valid UK driving licence?

Do you have previous employment experience in UK agriculture?

Do you have a permit to reside and work in the UK?


     

We would like to keep you up-to-date with what’s happening at Farmers Weekly and tell you about our latest products and other services. Based on your choices below, we’ll send you emails we think you’ll be interested in, including selected articles and reminders about forthcoming events.

All emails will contain a link in the footer to enable you to unsubscribe at any time.


When you apply for a job we will send your application to the named recruiter, who may contact you. By applying for a job listed on Farmers Weekly you agree to our terms and conditions and privacy policy.
Farmers Weekly is a tradename of Mark Allen Group. By registering your details, you understand that your personal data will be handled according to our Privacy Policy.