Ref No. Job Reference No. - 29540
Shepherd job - Perth and Kinross, Scotland
Beef, Sheep
UK
FK17
Scotland
Description

The role includes full day to day responsibility for a flock comprising 620 Blackface hill ewes and 400 cross ewes on in-bye ground. Also work with the suckler herd and with the estates other enterprises.

Our Estate is a family run upland business near Callander comprising sheep, beef, forestry and diversified enterprises.

 

Shepherding Tasks:


  • All day to day management of both sheep flocks

  • Shearing

  • Lambing

  • Tagging

  • Feeding

  • Selecting store & finished lambs for market

  • Selecting cull and draft ewes

  • Transporting and presenting stock for sale

  • Implementing agreed breeding program

  • Selecting replacement stock

  • Purchasing replacement tups (within agreed criteria and budgets)

  • Carrying out routine treatments (dosing, etc.) and emergency health care of sheep

  • Agreeing a flock health plan

  • Implementing the flock health plan

  • Agreeing a grazing management plan

  • Agreeing supplemental feeding

The successful candidate will also be expected to assist with a wide range of farm and estate tasks.

 

The candidate:


  • A capable stockperson

  • Experience of hill shepherding and gathering and the full range of sheep work required is essential

  • A positive and progressive outlook

  • Good dogs essential

 

A recently refurbished 3 bedroom house is provided on the farm.

Job Length

Permanent

Dates

Start: 24/06/2024,
Finish: Not Specified

Pay

Appropriate to the role

Hours

Full time

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Accommodation
Accommodation

Yes

Accommodation Type

Family House

Accommodation Price

None

Other Accommodation Information

House fully refurbished. 3 bedrooms, open plan kitchen and living area, utility room, 2 toilets, shower & bath. 4 kennels.

Located 2 miles from Callander which has primary and secondary schools and a good range of shops and restaurants .

More Information
Distance from shops and amenities

2.5 miles

Smokers Accepted?

No

Driving Licence Required?

Full UK Driving Licence

Other Information

We are passionate about our farm and would love to find a candidate who will play a key role in further developing the performance of the stock and land for the long term.

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