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Dairy Farm Worker/Herdsperson/Good All Rounder. Job in <->Shropshire<->

Farm TypeOther, Beef, Dairy

High yielding family dairy farm, milking on robots in the heart of Shropshire.

We are looking for someone to join our small team on a family run dairy farm in Shropshire.  Must be reliable, have good stockmanship skills, high standards of cleanliness and attention to detail, basic experience driving tractors and telehandler. Main duties will be care of cattle (inclu. spot illness and cows for ai), calf rearing, feeding (TMR), bedding, scraping out, tractor driving (slurry spreading & trailer driving) general maintenance, repairs and dealing with day to day events. Applicants should enjoy a varied seasonal workload mainly involving cows and young stock. Previous experience with robots not essential as full training given but must be keen to learn. You will be encouraged to upgrade your skills and contribute your own ideas.

Must be able to use initiative and work independently or as part of team.

Approx 40-50 hours a week - flexible.

Paid hourly with regular time off but will include some weekend work. 

Basic accommodation available

Full uk driving licence is required.

Responsibilities and Duties

The successful applicant will have driven tractors before, but main role will be looking after the dairy herd, looking after the robot sheds and general animal husbandry. You will need to be comfortable and confident around cattle.

Identifying illness and treating with medicines as necessary

Tractor driving

Calf rearing

Yard work and general machinery maintenance as necessary

Qualifications and Skills

Experience driving MODERN tractors is essential

Experience with livestock


Job Type: Full-time

Required language: English

Required licence or certification: Driving licence‚Äč

AreaWest Midlands
Job LengthPermanent
DatesStart: 01/12/2017, Finish: Not Specified
Driving License Required?Full UK Driving Licence
Employment TypeOther, Dairy, Beef
Accommodation Available?Yes
Accommodation TypeMobile home
Accommodation PriceJust pay for water and electric
Other Accommodation Information

A basic static caravan situated at the front of the Farm, well kept but basic, just pay for water and electric used. 

Post office, co-op and petrol station all within easy reach.

Distance from shops and amenities2 to 3 miles
Smokers Accepted?Yes
Other Information

Please make sure you have checked the details of your references and that they can confirm your experience. There are quite a few businesses locally as well as a nursery, school, post office and butchers at the other end of the road. The local bus service runs past the farm and picks up right outside.

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