About us -Young husband and wife team in a Joint Venture currently milking 350 crossbred cows.
New cow accommodation
New grazing infrastructure
New 24:48 milking parlour
We are contract farmers currently operating a Joint Venture milking 350 spring block calving cows on a large estate in Oxfordshire. We operate a tight 10 week calving block which starts early February each year. The cows are out grazing as much possible as we are trying to achieve as much milk from grass as possible. We do however have a new cubicle shed so can house cows when required. We also have a new 24:48 milking parlour with ACRs which started milking in Feb 2019.
What we are looking for
We are looking for someone who has a good basic knowledge of cows, ideally with some sort of previous milking experience but not essential. This job role will involve milking as part of a rota alongside the manager, assistant manager and relief milkers. There will also be some machinery work such as yard scraping and feeding cows during the winter, majority of the "big" tractor work is under taken by contractors. Other usual maintenance tasks such as fencing etc.
What we will offer you
A one bedroom unfurnished house in the local village is available only a 5 minute drive to the farm. The village has a local shop, gym, pub and is a 6 minute drive to the nearest town where there is all the usual big shops and supermarkets. The house will be free from rent, council tax and water rates for the candidate. You will be responsible for the upkeep of the house and any bills such as heating, electric, tv, internet etc.
We work an 11 day on 3 day off rota. All clearly laid out so you can plan ahead for time off etc.
We will offer a good competitive starting salary depending on experience. We are looking to invest time and training into the right person who can grow within our business long term.
Anytime from now but ideally by Mid October if possible. Some flexibility on that for the right person.
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Free from rent and council tax, all house hold bills paid by you.
1 min to shop, 3 mins to gym, 6 mins to local town
Full UK Driving Licence
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