We currently have a full-time position for an enthusiastic herdsperson to join a four-person team running a 340-cow organic dairy herd in Wiltshire with help from RMS, calf rearers and foot trimmers. The herd is PWAB with no antibiotic usage, therefore standards of husbandry have to be high. This is a rare opportunity to work in a team achieving great results without antibiotic treatments.
The herd is loose housed producing approximately 8,000+ litres herd average. Emphasis is on home produced forage and the herd maintains spring and autumn calving blocks. The team operates with a minimum of 2 people working every day. The unit has been fully upgraded over the past ten years with new buildings, parlour, tracks, fencing and water systems.
The job requires someone who can join the existing milking team and milking the cows twice a day through a 24x48 dairymaster swingover parlour with ADF, full individual cows ID and feeding and auto shedding. Two people milk in the parlour for most of the year and outputs are close to 150 cows per hour.
Good stockmanship skills are essential. However, an understanding of producing milk organically is not essential as full training can be provided.
Car licence and means of transport is essential.
ATV and Telehandler certificates would be beneficial; however, these can be arranged for the successful applicant.
A competitive salary is available, with 100-days off per year. Accommodation is a lovely double glazed, centrally heated 3-bedroom house, recently modernised, carpeted and decorated, with large, fenced front and back gardens, on the farm, situated in a village setting, with a lovely primary school in close walking distance and amenities.
The farm is 10 miles south of Marlborough in the village of Collingbourne Ducis.
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