Ref No. Job Reference No. - 29737
Head Herdsperson job - Nottinghamshire
Dairy
UK
NG23
East Midlands
Description

This is a great opportunity for someone wanting to manage a well-established, successful family-owned dairy business reporting to our Farm Manager.

Responsibilities include all the day to day running decisions of the dairy unit, herd health, team management and leadership.

 

About us:


  • We farm 570 hectares for 600+ seasonally calving cows and followers

  • A modern 40 : 80 parlour for twice-daily milking on an excellent cheese contract

  • Grass based system supplemented with parlour concentrates

  • Self feed silage in winter for 400 cows with silage from bunkers for the rest

  • We continually invest in the farm infrastructure to maintain an enjoyable working environment for our team

  • Most recently we have invested in the parlour, self feed silage clamps, additional cow tracks, electric foot crush, shedding gate and auto footbath

 

Required skills:


  • Enthusiasm and loves cows

  • Excellent stockperson

  • Ability to manage and motivate a team of 5 fulltime and part time team members

  • Current driving licence, forklift certificate

  • AI and foot trimming trained

  • Grassland management experience

 

We provide:


  • On-going coaching for your individual development with the local farming training and discussion groups

  • An enthusiastic team

  • Full protective and Hi-vis clothing

  • Employment with an excellent salary and pension contributions

Job Length

Permanent

Dates

Start: 12/08/2024,
Finish: Not Specified

Pay

To be discussed

Hours

52 approx!

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Accommodation
Accommodation

Yes

Accommodation Type

Family House

Accommodation Price

rent and council tax free

Other Accommodation Information

3-bed roomed detached house in the village of Averham with garden, log burner and views of the fields behind.

The local area is well served with several good schools and local shops are within a 5 minute drive to Southwell or Newark

More Information
Distance from shops and amenities

5 miles

Smokers Accepted?

Yes

Driving Licence Required?

Full UK Driving Licence

Tractor

Other Information

This job is only available to people with UK right to work status, currently in the UK and available for interview.

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