Herdsperson to carryout routine running of 250 head grass based dairy unit in conjunction with contractors. Fullwood 20 point swing over, acrs. We are looking for a permanent team member, but would consider a short term arrangement, from Dec 2020 to March or April 2021. Very flexible!
-routine health treatments/events
-milking and associated tasks
-general plant upkeep
-calving and associated tasks
-youngstock rearing from weaning
-carrying out the planned farm day, working with the dairy assistant/contractors to ensure animals are cared for.
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 Hillsborough Northern Ireland
Agricultural qualification (ND or higher) desirable
Please send a short letter about yourself and give two references to the contact listed on this advert.
Private two bed, one bath cottage with small yard/garden, located a ten minute walk the main farm. Currently decorated, with some furnishings (sofa suite) and appliances (washer/dryer/cooker/sm fridge). Turnkey! Preferred if folks smoke outside only.
Range of schools/surgery/shops in village, 20 from Lisburn, 45 from Belfast, 2 hours from Dublin
Full UK Driving Licence
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/scale and a training allowance. This is a full time position that will require your full attention. It will not work as a side job.