Ref No. Job Reference No. - 25892
Herdsperson job - Cotswolds, Gloucestershire
Dairy
UK
GL54
South West
Description

We are seeking an experienced Herdsman for a 300 cow organic dairy in the Cotswolds, working as part of a team of four. Cows are grazed for up to nine months of the year and over wintered on an outdoor feed pad. Cows are milked through a modern 20/40 Waikato herringbone parlour. The herd is made up of crossbred cows yielding around 5,500 litres. We have an even split of spring and autumn block calving. The farm has undergone a period of significant investment including fencing, water infrastructure and plans for a second outdoor pad to enable all cows to be off the land during the winter months.

Main duties and responsibilities

- Grassland and grazing management/feed budgeting

- Milking, heat detection and AI

- Calving and overseeing calf rearing

- Implementing herd health plan

- Keep records of all purchases and liaise with farm secretary

- Keep detailed records of all farm events

Special Requirements

- Knowledge of grassland/grazing management essential

- Strong knowledge of fertility management and AI experience required

- Have the ability to maintain high standards of animal health and welfare

- Ideally have organic farming experience (not essential)

A very competitive employment package is available to include regular time off and generous holiday entitlement.

Job Length

Permanent

Dates

Start: 24/07/2022,
Finish: Not Specified

Pay

Not Specified

Hours

Full time

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Accommodation
Accommodation

Yes

Accommodation Type

Family House

Accommodation Price

Not Specified

Other Accommodation Information

A recently renovated, detached three bedroom cottage on the farm within walking distance of the dairy. There is a good choice of local primary and secondary schools.

More Information
Distance from shops and amenities

Not Specified

Smokers Accepted?

No

Driving Licence Required?

Full UK Driving Licence

Tractor

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