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Job | Ref No - 19289

Head Herdsperson required for job in <=>Bath<=>

Farm TypeArable, Dairy, Beef

270 ha mixed farm seeks head herdsperson to join a small family run team.

We milk 100 pedigree British Friesian cows, calving all year round and supplying milk to a local cheese maker. All calves are reared on as either dairy replacements or sold as stores. 

The herd is NMR recorded and milked through a 10/10 herringbone parlour twice a day. Cubicle housed, with self feed grass silage and maize silage fed via feeder wagon.  Dairy cake fed according to yield in parlour.  The herd grazes throughout the spring/summer/autumn months.

Calving, foot trimming and general herd health experience is essential, including the ability to prescribe and use medicines responsibly.

Also approx 140 ha of arable cropping comprising barley, wheat and oilseed. 

Virtually all field work is carried out using own staff and equipment.

Applicants role will be varied according to ability, to ideally include assisting with silage/hay making and straw harvest, along with fencing and general stock tasks.

Experience operating modern tractors and some machinery would therefore be an advantage.

AreaSouth West
Job LengthPermanent
DatesStart: 25/03/2019, Finish: Not Specified
Driving License Required?Full UK Driving Licence
Hours46 plus overtime
Pay£Depending on experiece
Employment TypeBeef, Dairy
Accommodation Available?Yes
Accommodation TypeFamily House
Accommodation PriceRent free
Other Accommodation Information

Three bedroom, centrally heated house in village approx 6 minutes walk from the farm, infrequent village bus service but just 3/4 of a mile from regular buses into Bath.


Distance from shops and amenities1 Mile
Smokers Accepted?No
Other Information

A permanent position with regular time off, in a desirable location only 3 miles from the centre of Bath, 3 bedroom house in village free of rent.

Age of candidate is less important than ability and enthusiasm to complete work to a high standard.

Very good choice of primary and secondary schools within a short distance.

Many local work opportunities for a partner.

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