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Dairy Herdsperson

Employer
Welbeck Estates Company Limited
Location
Worksop, Nottinghamshire
Salary
We offer a competitive salary and an estate house
Closing date
11 Jul 2024

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An enthusiastic Herdsperson is required to join our small team (a total of 3 permanent staff plus relief workers) at our purpose-built dairy unit in North Nottinghamshire. The closed herd of 250 autumn calving pedigree Holsteins are cubicle housed producing 10250, litres/ cow grazing from March to October.

A proportion of our milk goes into making Stichelton, a raw milk cheese produced on-site and raw milk sold in The Welbeck Farm Shop, both of which require milk to be produced to the highest  standard.

We are part of a large Estate totalling 15000 acres, the Estate is also home to a variety of other in-hand business and education facilities plus other tenanted businesses working from the estate.

The successful applicant will be required to feed using a Keenan mixer with pace box, carry out afternoon milking through a 20/40 GEA parlour, AI, foot trimming and will be involved in the breeding strategies, pasture management and day-to-day management of the herd.  We work heavily on prevention rather than cure - working closely with our vets and with Nottingham University on data analysis. They will also be expected to deputise for the Herd Manager when required and carry out some night checks.

A competitive benefits package including the provision of estate accommodation close to the unit and ongoing professional development. The rota will be arranged to ensure the best work /life balance, happy people are - productive people.

For an informal discussion please call Graham on 07525 275629.
If you would like to apply for this vacancy please send your CV, stating your salary expectations to recruitment@welbeck.co.uk

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