Competent team member required to join a progressive and expanding 600-acre mixed family farm in Monmouthshire.
The farm has an aligned contract milking 200 high yielding pedigree Holstein Friesians on 4 Lely robots, with a view to expansion over the coming 6-12mo. We calve all year round, cows are grazed in the summer and we breed all our own replacements. We have a small suckler herd and these, alongside the other beef youngstock, are all finished off farm. The farm also has a small flock of pedigree Suffolks.
400 acres of arable land is farmed on a rotational basis of maize, wheat, barley and short-term leys. Except for maize harvesting, all associated tractor work is done in-house.
The successful candidate must have passion and enthusiasm for farming and be able to demonstrate work to a high standard with excellent attention to detail. Previous experience and training will be considered but ongoing training and CPD is actively encouraged and supported. Punctuality and the ability to take instruction is important and you must be able to work well within a small team but also independently using your own initiative.
•All associated tractor work including cultivation, combining, baling, silage and slurry work etc.
•General farm maintenance including cleanliness
•Basic machine maintenance
•General stockmanship assisting the herdsman
•Record keeping for field/crop purposes
28d holiday per year including bank holidays.
Alternate weekend work
On average 50+ hours a week with flexibility during busy periods
Salary commensurate with experience
Job can start as soon as possible.
Finish: Not Specified
Depending on experience
Help given to find accommodation
Full UK Driving Licence
Three month probationary period applies. We will assist the successful candidate with relocation should this be required. Job can start as soon as possible.