•Opportunity for an ambitious, experienced herdsperson on a family-run dairy farm in south Dorset.
Herdsperson to join a team of 3, milking 300 cows twice a day in a Herringbone 11:11 parlour, with rotational grazing. AYR calving with plans to transition to block calving. The applicant will be responsible for milking with an assistant, day to day herd health, welfare and record keeping. There will be opportunities for the successful applicant for further training and personal professional development.
•JOB REQUIREMENTS Responsible for all tasks required to run a healthy, productive herd; mental and physical stamina, leadership and interpersonal skills to work with members of your team, familiarity with the individual animals of the herd, technical proficiency to operate milking and other machinery, analytical and computer skills to monitor herd health.
•BUSINESS DESCRIPTION An established farming family with a successful history; the next generation are a young, forward-thinking management team, with cow welfare and environmentally sensitive farming at the core of the business. There are 2 dairies, milking 550 cows in total, breeding and rearing our own replacement calves. Support and assistance are provided by the farmer with weekly vet visits, nutrition advisor, AI technician and foot trimmer. Milk is sold through an ARLA contract, demanding high standards of animal health and welfare.
Located in south Dorset, this business offers an attractive location, with good local schools, transport links and job opportunities. Accommodation can be provided if required.
•SALARY Competitive salary will be based on previous experience and qualifications.
•KEY REQUIREMENTS Previous experience is essential. References required.
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Accommodation can be provided if required.