Somerset, Herd Manager

Location
Somerset
Salary
We offer an excellent remuneration package and a large 4 bedroom house close to the unit
Posted
04 Jun 2021
Closes
02 Jul 2021
Ref
AGweb2218
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time

Due to personal circumstances the position at Alston Sutton Farm is available again. The farm set in the picturesque Mendip Hills lies between Cheddar to the east and Burnham on Sea to the west. 
This is a well-equipped mainly all grass farm that supports 260 high yielding Friesian Holstein cows and followers. The unit consists of a fully automated 24/24 Westphalia parlour with Auto Feed Feeders and Backing Gate. Cow housing is cubicles with a mixture of sand and mattress beds with Auto Scrapers, plus good handling facilities which include a rollover foot crush. A contract foot trimmer is employed but the ability and willingness to trim feet is a must. DIY AI is carried out with spread block calving from July to Feb. Cows are grazed with good track access to paddocks this together with grass/maize/whole crop Semi-TMR feeding. 
This position has excellent on farm support and offers good long-term employment prospects to a herdsperson with a proven track record of working to the highest standards within milk production and cow care and has only been vacant twice in the previous twenty-six years. 
We offer an excellent remuneration package to include a large detached 4- bedroom house with oil c/h, close to the unit, together with regular time off.  
For an informal discussion regarding the vacancy please telephone Andrew Gassor on 07778 634429.

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