Family dairy farmnear Chester, seeks a highly motivated person to join a team in the milking and health care of 650 predominantly Holstein Friesian dairy cows. The successful applicant will work with the herd manager to ensure the cows are milked twice a day through a modern 50 Point Rapid exit parlour and ensure the herd health & welfare is of a high standard.
The herd is cubicle housed over winter, fed a TMR diet of predominantly grass and maize forage and grazed through the spring, summer and autumn as conditions and grass growth allows.
The role can be moulded to suit the right applicant with an emphasis on cow management.
The successful applicant will have a proven track record of:
-Milking cows and maintaining a high standard of milk quality
-Good communication skills
-Basic animals health and welfare tasks identifying and treating mastitis, young calf feeding, calving cows
-Basic computer literacy
-An ability to work un-supervised and as part of a team
-Operating basic farm machinery tractor, etc. (Material Handler certificate is desirable but not essential)
-On-going training and development will be part of the package for the successful applicant.
In return you will be offered:
-A competitive salary
-Regular time off
-2 bedroom, modern mobile home, newly sited on farm
Finish: Not Specified
Water, Electric and gas supplied. Vehicle would be considered for the right candidate.