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Herdsperson

Employer
LKL Services Ltd
Location
Taunton, Somerset
Salary
The package will include a three-bedroom house, regular time off and a salary to match your skills.
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Job Details

If you are looking for a new position with the prospect of increasing responsibility then we have a rare and exciting opportunity for a progressive grazing enthusiast with a passion for cows to assist in the running of an 800-cow spring calving unit near Taunton in Somerset.

The unit is on one of three contiguous farms under the same management and plans are in place to build another dairy on one of the other farms for an autumn calved herd in the near future.

Reporting directly to the farmer, the role will centre around being able to integrate into the milking team as a lead milker with an opportunity to expand the remit once a clear understanding of the farm objectives has been reached.

You will be involved in all aspects of the farm; milking, fertility, herd health, feet, grazing management, and record keeping taking charge of at least one of these disciplines.  

The herd is made up of crossbred cows yielding around 6,500 litres from around a tonne of cake.  All replacements are reared on farm.  Facilities are excellent to include 44:88 Millfoss parlour, excellent handling facilities, cubicles with some loose housing and a well thought out infrastructure of tracks and paddocks.

The package on offer will include a three-bedroom house on the unit, regular time off and a salary to match your skills.  We seek someone with who can remain calm under pressure, with a positive “can do” attitude and experience of grass-based milk production who is looking to progress.  

This role can develop towards a herd management position for the right candidate so if you think you have the skills and desire to tackle this important role, please call Henry Hare on 07531 335294.

*No overseas applicants without a work visa*  

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

Company

LKL Services Ltd

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