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Herdsperson position with 300 cow autumn calving herd. Job in <->PEMBROKESHIRE<->

Farm TypeDairy

We are looking for a competent individual to assist with the day to day running of our 300 cow pedigree Holstein dairy herd.  The herd is all autumn calving, TMR fed, grazed from March to October and milked through a 15:30 fully automated GEA swing-over parlour, with auto ID, in parlour feeding and auto segregation.  Winter housing consists of cubicles with mattresses and auto scrapers.  The successful applicant will need to demonstrate an interest and passion for dairying.  Responsibilities will include twice daily milking, mastitis detection and control, calving (night checks on a rota), some foot trimming and other farm duties.  The ability to AI would be desirable but not essential.  Record keeping is via NMR interherd.

We are looking for an enthusiastic person who works well within a team, with high standards of cleanliness and animal welfare.

In return we are offering a competitive salary, every other weekend off, as well as regular time off and a 3 bedroom house on farm.

Job LengthPermanent
DatesStart: 01/10/2017, Finish: Not Specified
Driving License Required?Full UK Driving Licence
Hours55 - 65 (alternate weekends off)
Pay£Salary depending on experience
Employment TypeDairy
Accommodation Available?Yes
Accommodation TypeFamily House
Accommodation PriceOil and electricity only
Other Accommodation Information

The 3 bedroom house is situated on the farm, with a fully fitted kitchen and rayburn. Private enclosed tarmac yard.

The towns of Pembroke and Pembroke Dock are only 2 miles away, where a range of shops and supermarkets can be found.

Distance from shops and amenitiesShop and pub within half a mile
Smokers Accepted?No
Other Information

We are situated in the beautiful county of Pembrokeshire with its fantastic beaches and stunning scenery. Lots of family activities nearby, as well as excellent primary and secondary schools.

Several local towns would provide opportunities for partners to find work.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to be part of a progressive, family dairy farm.

The position is available from June, but we will wait for the right person if need be.   

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