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Herd Manager Opportunity in Scotland

Shire Consulting
South Lanarkshire
A significant reward package of salary according to experience, and company benefits will be given
Closing date
12 Mar 2024


A herd manager opportunity has arisen in Scotland  to join a team of permanent staff with an expanding milking herd of a thousand Holsteins plus. This is a key leadership position in the team and is opportunity to step up by leading by example to the rest of the team. Candidates will need to demonstrate attention to detail within the herd and increase herd productivity from within a team culture. Candidates need to be able to think for themselves, motivate other team members around plus work alongside the farm manager.

 The farm is 1000 acres plus, principally grassland. Cows calve all year round and yielding 10,000 litres, on thrice daily milking. Total mixed ration feeding is practiced. Milking is through a 50-cow rotary milking parlour with automatic identification, wireless heat detection, backing gate and auto segregation. Milking cows are cubicle housed on sand and are in 3 groups. Dry cows and pre-calver’s are in straw yards as are youngstock.

This herd’s manager will be part of the milking team, trim lame cows between visits of the hoof trimmer, and perform AI. This herdsperson will need be proactive with herd health and general stock duties,  including fertility.


Candidates need able to demonstrate that they have achieved excellent results in a herdsperson role. In return the reward will be an excellent package to include generous salary, regular time off and a modern three bedroomed house in excellent condition.  


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