Ref No. Job Reference No. - 23018
Head Herdsperson job - Dorset
South West

Permanent position available on 3rd generation, progressive family run organic farm near Dorchester, Dorset. The Herdsperson will be responsible for the management of the 350 cow grass-based, autumn block calving herd, milking with the aid of an assistant in a full-spec Fullwood 24:48 parlour installed in 2019. Other responsibilities include dairy hygiene, herd health, breeding/heat detection, foot care, record-keeping, diet and grazing. Assistance is provided by professional vets, foot trimmer, nutritionist and AI technicican. The successful candidate must have proven experience in dairy herd management and be team player with excellent organisational and record-keeping skills as well as high hygiene and welfare standards. The dairy complex includes EID, fully updated handling facilities, autoscrapers, segregation gate, clusterflush and rubber matting throughout. The cows graze the pastures around the dairy, accessed via a cow track system and there is an excellent water system fully upgraded in 2019. The cows are cubicle housed through winter and fed a TMR. Accommodation is provided in a three-bedroom house constructed in 2015 located close to the dairy. The farm is situated between Dorchester and Weymouth with good road links, local amenities and excellent schools nearby.

Job Length



Start: 6/06/2021,
Finish: Not Specified




Herdsperson hours



Accommodation Type

Family House

Accommodation Price

Not Specified

Other Accommodation Information

The accommodation is located next to the dairy complex and includes a garage and fenced garden.

More Information
Distance from shops and amenities

1 mile

Smokers Accepted?


Driving Licence Required?

Full UK Driving Licence


Other Information

Please do not apply unless you can speak good English and have the necessary experience. Please provide referee details and contract telephone numbers to confirm your experience.

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