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Job for Herdsperson/Herds Manager in <->Shropshire<->

Farm TypeDairy

Herdsperson required for a modernising 450 Friesian/Holstein Organic Dairy unit in Shropshire. Farm Description: - 450 Freisian/Holstein Organic Dairy Unit, yielding on average 8,500litres on an all year round calving system with all our own replacements. - Average a SCC of 108 - Average Bactoscan of 21 - conception Rate - 2.1 - Calving Index 390 - Replacement Rate 23% - Cows are out at grass in the summer in a rotational paddock system and buffer feed using our zero grazing machine. - feed by a TMR ration in the winter months - we are currently using RMS for all our AI work and have weekly vet visits. - currently milking 3x times a day through a 24:24 parlour with ADF, ACR and ATL automated systems - currently constructing a new 30:60 Boumatic parlour complete with a new handling area as well as kitchen and mess room; completion is expected early next year! - This is a huge opportunity, we are one of the largest Organic farms in the country; we have high standards and high ambitions. Your Role You will be taking over the management of the Herd, which up until now I myself have been doing; once trained you will have a lot of autonomy to do the job as you see fit. Responsibilities include: - managing the herd I.e cow health, foot trimming, drying off, head of calving, etc. - heifer rearing - day to day paper work - managing your assistant p>- We are a forward thinking family run farm with a lot of planned development looking for someone enthusiastic and experienced to join the team.

AreaSouth West
Job LengthPermanent
DatesStart: 01/02/2018, Finish: Not Specified
Driving License Required?Full UK Driving Licence
Hours50 - 60
Employment TypeFencer, Dairy
Accommodation Available?Yes
Accommodation TypeHouse/Flat
Accommodation Price
Other Accommodation Information
Distance from shops and amenities5 miles
Smokers Accepted?Yes
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