Ref No. Job Reference No. - 23030
Herdsperson job for 220 head grass based Dairy - Northern Ireland
Dairy
UK
BT25
Northern Ireland
Description

Herdsperson to carry out routine running of 250 head grass based dairy unit in conjunction with contractors and assistant. Fullwood 20 point swing over parlour with acrs. We are looking for a permanent team member, but would consider a short term arrangement, min 1 yr.

Duties:

-routine health treatments/events

-monitor feet/feed

-milking and associated tasks

-general plant upkeep

-calving and associated tasks

-youngstock rearing from weaning

-grazing planning/measurement

-feeding

-carrying out the planned farm day, working with the dairy assistant/contractors to ensure animals are cared for.

Requirements:

Full license

Background in dairy/beef

Burning desire to work with dairy cows

Ability to lift more than 25kg, stand for long periods of time, walk 1mile+

Experience using and maintaining milking plant

basic computer/smart phone skills

Relocate to Dromara, Northern Ireland

Agricultural qualification (ND or higher) desirable

Please send a short letter about yourself and why you want to work with dairy cows and give two references to the contact listed on this advert.

Job Length

Permanent

Dates

Start: 3/05/2021,
Finish: 31/05/2022

Pay

tbd

Hours

50

>
Accommodation
Accommodation

Yes

Accommodation Type

House/Flat

Accommodation Price

TBD

Other Accommodation Information

Private two bed, one bath cottage with small yard/garden, ten minute walk the main farm. Currently sort of decorated, (sofa suite) and appliances (washer/dryer/cooker/sm fridge). Oil fired heating. Preferred if folks smoke outside only or not at all.

More Information
Distance from shops and amenities

right outside small villiage, 1 hr from airport/ferry.

Smokers Accepted?

Yes

Driving Licence Required?

Full UK Driving Licence

Tractor

Other Information

As a family farm, we value our team members and want to offer a good place to work for cows and people. Our farm would suit a cattle person of intermediate skills wanting to gain experience with an emphasis on grass based dairy. The machinery jobs are done by contractor, so there is not much tractor fun. We can offer what we consider to be a fair and workable wage for our area. Mind, cost of living isn't as high in northern Ireland. This is a full time position that will require your full attention. It will not work as a side job. Every other weekend on and night checks during calving season are required.

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