Ref No. Job Reference No. - 25601
Herdspersons job - Somerset
East & East Anglia

We have a new contract vacancy for an enthusiastic person, to take over from an excellent long serving herdsperson who is retiring, and join a family farm near Ilminster, Somerset.

This mixed farming operation has 1,000 acres to include a 300 cow herd of Holstein Friesian cows calving all year round and yielding 9,000 litres with good components on twice a day milking via a 14 x 28 De-Laval herringbone parlour, with auto ID, ACR’s, backflush and in parlour feeders to go along with out of parlour feeders.

While cows are housed in a mix of cubicles and loose housing, they receive an easy feed ration of grass and maize silage, with conventional grazing during summer months.

The appointed person will take day to day control of the herd to include twice per day milking, calving’s, heat detection and AI, drying off as required and overseeing fortnightly vet visits, with relevant paperwork via a daily diary. AI qualifications are a bonus but not required as training can be provided. Foot trimming can be outsourced as required.

A competitive package to go along with a 3 Bedroom mid-terraced cottage with large garden, in the village is on offer.

Job Length



Start: 1/06/2022,
Finish: Not Specified







Accommodation Type

Family House

Accommodation Price

Not Specified

Other Accommodation Information

3 Bedroom mid-terraced cottage with large garden, in the village is on offer.

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Distance from shops and amenities

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Smokers Accepted?


Driving Licence Required?

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