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Job | Ref No - 18907

Permanent Experienced HERDSPERSON REQUIRED - Job in <-->NORTH DEVON<-->

Farm TypeDairy

An opportunity has risen for a Herdsperson to join our team on our recently expanded dairy farm in North Devon.  The farm currently has 360 cows, milked twice a day and calved in an Autumn block.  We have a 9300 Litre average crossbred herd consisting of Holstein x Norwegian Red x Fleckvieh.  The cows are cubicle housed on deep sand and TMR fed.  They are grazed in selective groups for around 7 months. Roles to include:  MILKING in a 20:40 modern DeLaval herringbone parlour alongside a full time milker with ADF system and auto ident. Record Keeping for all medication administured and any treatments given. GENERAL LIVESTOCK DUTIES: Foot trimming, heat detection, calving cows and involvement in routine Herd vaccinations, Vet and AI visits.  The successful candidate will also be required to Maintain and regularly clean the Dairy Plant.  They may be required to do some scraping up and some rearing of youngstock during busier times.  We require someone who is conscientious, energetic and enthusiastic, reliable, punctual, clean and honest.  You must be able to work well in a team as well as having the ability to work independently.   Excellent attention to detail is essential in order to maintain the high standards of animal welfare and hygiene which we insist on. Training can be offered to further knowledge, if required, but previous experience of this role is essential.  Salary will be dependent on skills, knowledge and experience.  Accommodation is offered to the sucessful applicant by way of a modern 3 bedroom house on site, built less than 12 months ago.  Applicant must be fluent in English please. To apply please forward you CV with references.

AreaSouth West
Job LengthPermanent
DatesStart: 01/02/2019, Finish: Not Specified
Driving License Required?Full UK Driving Licence
Employment TypeDairy
Accommodation Available?Yes
Accommodation TypeFamily House
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Distance from shops and amenities
Smokers Accepted?
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3 Primary Schools within 4 miles and a Secondary school within 6 miles.  Close to local amenities. Local village with Pub, School, Shop and Post Office 2 miles, local town 6 miles.

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