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Assistant Herdsperson required for job in <-->Somerset<-->

Farm TypeDairy

Assistant herdsperson required for an expanding 350 cow autumn calving herd.

Due to increasing cow numbers we are creating a new role to help with the day to day running of the dairy herd.

We currently milk 350 cross bred cows housed from calving until spring, producing 8000 litres with high fat and proteins and an emphasis on milk from forage. The parlour is a 16/32 Gascoigne with ADF and auto ID (plans underway to replace the parlour in next 18 months).

The successful applicant must be a conscientious milker with the ability to lead in the parlour and have a good knowledge of antibiotic use.  They will be required to carry our regular bulling and calving checks and able to work to a high standard. In the grazing season they will assist with grazing management, regularly measuring grass with a plate meter and moving fences to allocate cows the correct amount of grass.  Due to the cow numbers increasing there will be plenty of opportunity to develop the position and increase responsibility for the right candidate.  Plenty of on job training will be provided along with regular courses in areas that you would like to develop.  Enthusiasm and a can do attitude is a must.  You will get regular time off with alternate weekend and half a day per week, more during the quieter summer period.

Spacious 1/2 bedroom annex available at the Dairy.  The house has a large fenced garden. The nearest supermarket is 5 miles and pub 2 miles, located close to the M5 and A303

AreaSouth West
Job LengthPermanent
DatesStart: 17/12/2018, Finish: Not Specified
Driving License Required?Full UK Driving Licence
Employment TypeDairy
Accommodation Available?Yes
Accommodation TypeHouse/Flat
Accommodation Pricetbd
Other Accommodation Information

Spacious 1/2 bedroom annex at the dairy. The nearest supermarket is 5 miles and pub 2 miles. Close to the M5 and A303

Distance from shops and amenities2 miles
Smokers Accepted?No
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