Ref No. Job Reference No. - 23685
Herd Manager job - Berkshire
Dairy
UK
RG20
South West
Description

An exciting vacancy has become available for a herd manager, in recent times the herd has grown to a herd size of 485 cows plus followers.

We are looking to recruit a dedicated Herd Manager who is a cow enthusiast to join our 7 full time team members who will have preferably worked with high yielding cows within a team environment and who is willing to take on responsibility and manage the continued success of the herd. There is a full-time feeder operator within the team. 

The ideal candidate will have a track record of hygienic milk production together with a good mix of technical expertise and practical knowledge with the ability to make decisions and a can do attitude. They must have excellent man management skills to lead and motivate the dairy team.

What we are looking for is:

• Proven dairy management skills

• Excellent people/man management skills

• Timely and accurate record keeping

• Milking herd and dry/ young stock health and welfare 

• DIY AI trained and foot trimming experience.

The herd is milked 2 x per day through a 50-point Westphalia parlour with auto-ID, auto-segregation, and computerised feeding. The farm runs both Interherd and DP management programmes which are used extensively to monitor performance of the 11,000+ litre herd.   We use a TMR feeding system with Digi-Star software.  The herd is cubicle housed with auto scrapers on rubber matting and run our own umbilical slurry system. Calving is all year round to supply a premium Marks and Spencer contract. DIY AI is done on the main herd and sexed semen with RMS on the young stock, which are reared in house. Performance levels are set at an industry high and are audited by both milk processors and retailers on a frequent basis.

An excellent package is available to the successful candidate to include performance related bonuses.

 

Job Length

Permanent

Dates

Start: 15/05/2021,
Finish: Not Specified

Pay

Good rates of pay

Hours

TBD

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Accommodation
Accommodation

Yes

Accommodation Type

Family House

Accommodation Price

Not Specified

Other Accommodation Information

Three bedroom centrally heated cottage on the Estate, rent, rates and council tax free.

All amenities including good schools, shops and the village pub are within easy reach.

More Information
Distance from shops and amenities

Not Specified

Smokers Accepted?

No

Driving Licence Required?
Other Information

You will have use of the estate vehicle and there is also a generous amount of time off.

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