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Herdsperson/ Assistant Herdsperson job in <=>County Durham<=>

Farm TypeDairy

This is an opportunity for someone wanting to join an extablished team on a 500 cow organic dairy unit.  Cows are milked twice per day through a 20:40 Dairy Master complete with backing gate, milk is processed and bottled on site.  Cows typically graze from Mid March to End of October on a paddock system with new tracks. Winter feeding is via TMR with cows averaging  7000L.  Buildings are a combination of straw yards and cubicles, both of which are replenished at each milking.  Recent years have seen modernisation of the farm buildings, with more investment to follow. Successful applicant will be working as part of a 5 strong team with support from part time assistants. Contractors used for all major field operations.  Duties will include milking on a rota basis, calf rearing, feeding, bedding down and scraping out, record keeping, young stock work and night time checks.  Farm staff are encouraged to be invloved with customer open days, to meet the people that buy the farms milk and want to learn about the herd.  Experience is desirable but extensive training will be provided.  Covering in house procedures and also outside courses.  Successful applicant will be a good team member with excellent attention to detail.  Four bedroom cottage provided. 

AreaNorth East
Job LengthPermanent
DatesStart: 04/03/2019, Finish: Not Specified
Driving License Required?Full UK Driving Licence
Hoursapprox 60
Pay£depends on applicants experience
Employment TypeDairy
Accommodation Available?Yes
Accommodation TypeFamily House
Accommodation PriceElectric and phone
Other Accommodation Information

4 Bedroom cottage is provided on site. This will be redecorated prior to moving in. Package includes council tax and water bill.

Distance from shops and amenities1 mile
Smokers Accepted?Yes
Other Information

Local town is only 1 mile away with numberous opporunties for schools, entertainment and employment for other family members. 

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