Ref No. Job Reference No. - 25906
Job for a Head of Youngstock - South Somerset
South West

Head of Youngstock - Ilminster, Somerset

We have an exciting opportunity for a Youngstock Manger to join our forward think dairy team. We are a modern and progressive family owned business operating in South Somerset. With a diverse range enterprises across the Estate, the dairy is the centre piece of our farming operations. 6 Lely robots milking 310 crossbred cows, with an average rolling yield of 10,900L, focusing on maximising milk from forage whilst reducing our impact on the environment.

Our youngstock are our future and therefore we seek a motivated individual with a hardworking attitude and a keenness to impress to develop our youngstock programme further. Responsible for rearing and managing youngstock from birth through bulling to calving a keen eye for attention to detail is imperative.

The Role

•Caring for all newly born calves including administration of colostrum, bio security, tagging, disbudding, vaccinations, and other necessary medical interventions

•Weekly weighing & DLWG monitoring with regular progress meetings

•Heat detection and implementation of breeding programme including service

•Pen and bed cleaning for all ages of youngstock

The Package

•A full time position with a competitive salary based on experience

•A sensible working week based around a 48-50 hour average with every other weekend off

•28 days annual leave

•On and off farm training, with professional development

Job Length



Start: 10/07/2022,
Finish: Not Specified


Salary dependant on experience





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Full UK Driving Licence

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