Ref No. Job Reference No. - 24634
Herdsperson job on a Grass-based dairy farm - Wales
Dairy
UK
LD7
West Midlands
Description

•We are seeking a Herdsperson to join our forward-thinking, ambitious and friendly pasture-based dairy farm located on the Herefordshire-Powys border

Our farm

•We farm 600 acres of grassland between Presteigne and Knighton on the Welsh Borders, running a 550 cow Jersey-Friesian cross-bred herd

•Calving begins in late February in a 10-week block; the cows are out grazing until the first weeks in November, then kept in cubicles and milked until late December

•Milking is done through a modern 36/72 Waikato herringbone parlour fitted with ACRs

•The farm system has been inspired by the best grazing operators in New Zealand, Ireland and the UK

•We are 1 year into transitioning the farm onto a regenerative system

The Opportunity

•We are looking for a Herdsperson to assist with all aspects of running the herd, including grass management and youngstock rearing, with the aim of providing the highest standards of welfare and animal husbandry

•It is an excellent development opportunity for someone seeking a career in grass-based dairy farming, with continuous training and development both on and off-farm

•The successful applicant will join an experienced and ambitious team who are constantly looking to learn and improve

•We pride ourselves on creating a friendly and inclusive working environment

•This role would suit someone who is passionate about dairy farming and keen to progress and develop their skills

You

•You will be passionate about dairy farming and keen to progress and develop your skills

•You will have a positive attitude and be eager to learn

•You will be happy to work within as part of an engaged and motivated farm team

•Hold a full UK drivers license

The Benefits

•This role comes with a competitive salary based on experience

•Accommodation can be provided if required

•Ongoing on-farm and formal training will be provided

Job Length

Permanent

Dates

Start: 1/02/2022,
Finish: Not Specified

Pay

Not Specified

Hours

40-50

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Accommodation
Accommodation

Yes

Accommodation Type

Family House

Accommodation Price

Not Specified

Other Accommodation Information

A four-bedroom family house is available on the farm. It is located 3.5 miles from the nearest town of Knighton

More Information
Distance from shops and amenities

Not Specified

Smokers Accepted?

Yes

Driving Licence Required?

Full UK Driving Licence

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