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Herdsperson's Opportunity

LKL Services Ltd
South Yorkshire
We will provide a competitive package - salary based on experience, 11-day rota and accommodation.
Closing date
23 Nov 2023

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With one of our valued team members moving on to progress in their learning by travelling abroad, we are looking for a fresh candidate to join our team milking 550 organic, spring calving herd based in Misson, nr Bawtry. 

About us
Misson Organic Dairying Ltd is a dairy farming business which began in 2016 on a Greenfield site. Supplying Omsco on a non-antibiotic contract for the past four seasons. We have been a closed herd since the start, rearing our own replacements and sell beef calves off at 2 weeks. We have the fantastic ability to irrigate grassland and soil types that allow us to graze cows all through the winter. We take pride in developing team members and seeing them succeed within the dairy industry. We work hard to make sure our dairy farming is enjoyable and rewarding while providing a high welfare for the cows we care for with a prevention approach to everything we do.

The herd at Misson is predominantly Irish Friesian based with a breeding policy for a cow that will produce milk off grass, with great fertility and the ability to thrive in an outwintering situation. Calving starts in March with heifer calves fed in batches of twenty and moved out onto a milk bar in groups of forty.

Main diet is grass with concentrates fed in the parlour with silage added as grass growth declines. Winter feeding of the herd is silage and grazed fodder beet by day and grass by night. The milking herd remains on this all winter until dry then moves onto a dry cow feed of hay and silage until calving. 

Youngstock have winter feed of grass and bales striped grazed all winter. Further investment is to be made in cow tracks with a recent purchase of Cow Manager heat and health detection system to assist in the running of the farm. This is a fantastic opportunity to be a part of a forward-thinking business on a farm that has unique attributes in how we milk cows off forage. 

Your role
You will be required to work as part of a settled, positive, friendly team. We have a policy that everyone on farm has the ability to carry out all tasks on farm. This gives us flexibility and a great opportunity for the right person to develop a large range of skills and keeps variety in the job role. Tasks within this varied and stimulating role will include-

Sharing the milkings in our two man 45:90 swing over parlour, calf rearing, fencing, grass allocation, feeding, stock health tasks, irrigation, machinery maintenance and topping. 

What we are looking for
We are looking for a person who is passionate about livestock. If you have a positive can-do attitude, work well in a team, take pride in your job. 

What we can offer
We will provide a competitive package which includes salary based on experience, 11-day rota with the appropriate time off to allow for a good work/life balance, accommodation located within walking distance to the farm. The house is provided rent and council tax free. 

The farm is located in a small rural village with access to two pubs, primary school and cash and carry. 

Within three miles there is the popular market town of Bawtry, which has an active social environment and wide variety of shops and small supermarkets. 

Within 20 minutes you have access to large shopping centres and all major supermarkets. 

You will have the chance to be a part of a dynamic team with the opportunity of progression. We will support your individual development to progress your farming career through mentoring, participation of our discussion group and industry recognised formal courses. References from employees past and present are essential.

For an informal discussion please contact Rob Stephenson on 07557 920255.

* No overseas applicants without a work visa *


LKL Services Ltd

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