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Job for Herdsperson for dairy farm in <-->Somerset<-->

Farm TypeDairy

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an ambitious Herdsperson who is looking to develop their career within a modern and well equipped farm near Henstridge, Somerset. The family run farm has a 200 acre grazing platform and a further 100 acres used for silage making and heifer rearing.  The 270 dairy milking herd is a mix of pure Jersey and Jersey/Fresian with replacements also reared on the farm. With a tight Spring block calving system and utilising grass for milk production, this opportunity would suit someone with some grazing experience or who is keen to learn more about grass utilisation. You will have worked on a dairy farm for a minimum of 2 years, ideally with experience of foot trimming, AI, and excellent levels of animal husbandry. Tractor driving experience would be desirable but not essential. A competitive package is on offer for the right candidate with an attractive bonus scheme based around Bactoscan results.

AreaSouth West
Job LengthPermanent
DatesStart: 01/12/2018, Finish: Not Specified
Driving License Required?Full UK Driving Licence
Hours40-55 depending on season
Pay£competitive salary plus bonus scheme
Employment TypeDairy
Accommodation Available?Yes
Accommodation TypeFamily House
Accommodation PriceCouncil tax and utliities
Other Accommodation Information

Suitable accommodation will be provided locally for the right candidate whilst a brand new farm workers cottage is being built on the farm.

Distance from shops and amenities2 miles
Smokers Accepted?Yes
Other Information

Schools, shops and leisure facilities are just minutes away.

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