Second in Command Herdsperson (2IC)
Family dairy farm near Lostwithiel, Cornwall seeks a highly motivated person to join a small team in the milking and health care of their 220 cow, split block calving dairy herd. This new position will work with the farm owner as a 2IC position to milk the cows twice a day through the 12/24 herringbone parlour and ensure the herd health & welfare is of the highest standard.
The farm is part way through a development plan to extend the existing cow shed and convert all milking cow accommodation to cubicles. The development project will also see three new silage pits being constructed to ensure the farm has a long term future in high quality, forage based milk production. The herd is fed a TMR diet of predominantly grass and maize forage and grazed through the spring, summer and autumn as conditions and grass growth allows.
The successful applicant will have a proven track record of:
-Milking cows and maintaining a high standard of milk quality
-Good communication skills
-Animal health and welfare tasks identifying and treating mastitis, young calf feeding, calving cow management
-AI & foot trimming experience would be an advantage but not essential
-An ability to solve problems and work un-supervised as well as part of the team
-Operating basic farm machinery tractor, etc. (Material Handler certificate is desirable but not essential)
-On-going training and development will be part of the package
-Job progression within the business will be encouraged and support for the right applicant
In return you will be offered:
-A competitive salary
-Regular time off
-A modern 3 bedroom house
-The chance to live in a beautiful part of the country
Job can start as soon as possible.
Finish: Not Specified
Included with package
3 bedroom house located in a small village just 2 miles from farm location and close to beaches, woodlands and moorlands. Primary School within walking distance.
Full UK Driving Licence
This is a permanent position for somebody to wanting to progress a career within in the Dairy Industry. We will require a CV to be sent upon application. Job can start as soon as possible.