Ref No. Job Reference No. - 25899
Assistant Herdsperson job - Hampshire
Arable, Dairy, Beef
UK
PO17
South & South East
Description

We are looking for an assistant herdsperson to join a family estate in Hampshire encompassing Arable, Dairy, Beef and other diverse enterprises.

The dairy currently has a 200 head herd of crossbred cows, including Brown Swiss, Montbeliarde and Holstein. The cows are milked twice a day through a new 15/30 milking parlour with ACRs and in-parlour feeders.

We calve an autumn block and aim to graze for as long as possible, with a good network of tracks and paddocks. Cows are housed in winter on sawdust bedded cubicles with automatic scrapers. A TMR diet is fed through the Winter.

Youngstock are currently reared off farm, with all beef calves leaving the farm soon after calving.

The position would suit a person, who is self-motivated and enthusiastic, has a knowledge of Dairy cows and looking to progress their career on to the next level and who wishes to be part of an evolving dairy business that has long term growth objectives.

Main duties will involve all areas of an evolving dairy enterprise, including tractor duties and TMR feeding.

Good attention to detail is essential and the ability to work as part of a good team.

Some experience.

Work will include: -

•Relief milking, including weekends on rota

•TMR feeding using a tractor and feeder (training will be provided)

•Calving and calf rearing

•General cow welfare

•Parlour maintenance

•Event recording

•Liaising with the vet

•Drying off

•AI and foot trimming (training can be provided)

•Deputising and decision making when the head herdsman is away

Candidates ideally require Telescopic handler certificate, but not essential as training can be provided in key areas to increase skill set.

A competitive package will be provided including accommodation and the opportunity for further training and responsibilities.

Job Length

Permanent

Dates

Start: 1/08/2022,
Finish: Not Specified

Pay

Not Specified

Hours

40+

>
Accommodation
Accommodation

Yes

Accommodation Type

House/Flat

Accommodation Price

Not Specified

More Information
Distance from shops and amenities

Not Specified

Smokers Accepted?

No

Driving Licence Required?

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