Head Herdsperson

Location
Somerset
Salary
A competitive package to go along with a large 3-bed detached house on farm, away from the unit.
Posted
11 Jun 2021
Closes
29 Jun 2021
Ref
SOweb2223
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time

We have a 365 or 285-day contract vacancy for an experienced person to join a 450 acre family farming operation starting 1st September, near Glastonbury, Somerset.

This 275-cow herd of Holsteins are all year round calving and yielding 10,000 litres with good components on 2 x milking via a 24 x 24 Fullwood herringbone parlour with Crystal software.  The parlour is under 10 years old and in good condition, with excellent handling facilities.
Cows are housed year round, fed a home grown grass and maize TMR with additional cake in the parlour, housed in cubicles with mattresses bedded with sawdust. 

The appointed person, who will have a full-time assistant, will be responsible for all milkings, sorting cows for the fortnightly vet visit, and the contract foot trimmer, keeping the parlour in a clean and maintained condition, taking responsibility for all paperwork to include the medicine book, daily diary, Delvo testing, entering all information in the Crystal software, while overseeing the welfare of the herd to include some night checks and calvings, although calves will be reared by other staff.
RMS is taking care of the breeding programme, with all young-stock AI to sexed semen, and cows bred to maintain the 382 day calving index.

A competitive package to go along with a large 3-bedroom detached house on farm, but away from the unit, is on offer. 

This farm prides itself on having long standing staff and creates an environment to maintain that, while being in a village that has a good primary school, close to village shops and also near larger towns.

For an informal discussion please call Steve Owens on 07981 771320. 

For a full list of our current vacancies please visit our website at www.lklservices.co.uk 

 

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