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Assistant Stockperson job in <=>Oxford<=>

Farm TypeBeef, Sheep, Poultry

The role of ‘Assistant Stockperson’ will support the farm team across the beef, sheep and poultry enterprises, including when animals/birds are housed in the trial facilities. Key Responsibilities - Daily stock checks on cattle, sheep and poultry - Supporting the farm team with management tasks including health treatments, TB testing, building maintenance - Support the mob grazing system with electric and permanent fencing and frequent stock moves - Support through lambing and calving including tagging and birth records - Egg collection and grading - General tractor driving to include duties covering feeding, mucking out, yard cleaning, grassland/pasture maintenance and arable operations - Maintain high standards of farm tidines Qualifications and experience - Good stockmanship skills and experience of working with farm livestock - Experience of livestock recording software/spreadsheets would be advantageous. - Ability to undertake general farm maintenance (e.g. fencing, building repairs) - Loadall and ATV certificate would be advantageous but not essential Personal attributes/characteristics - Reliable and punctual - Good attention to detail - An interest in sustainable agriculture and food production - Good communication skills, both oral and written.  Good standard of English essential.

AreaSouth & South East
Job LengthCould be permanent for the right candidate
DatesStart: 01/04/2019, Finish: Not Specified
Driving License Required?Full UK Driving Licence
Hoursminimum 40
Employment TypeBeef, Poultry, Sheep, Poultry
Accommodation Available?Yes
Accommodation TypeRoom in house
Accommodation Price£21 per month
Other Accommodation Information

Accommodation is available in a shared house initially with own accommodation becoming available later in the year

Distance from shops and amenities
Smokers Accepted?
Other Information

We are unique farm as we also have a consultancy business on site offering support to food businesses such as McDonald’s, Ikea, Marks and Spencer, Co-op, Fererro. The farm is integrally linked with the consultancy business and we are constantly pushing ourselves to produce food as sustainably as possible.   We farm 1200 acres of organic land with a large proportion of HLS and SSI river meadow. 150 acres is in arable production on a rotation of oats, arable silage, grass/herb ley. 70 suckler cows and 600 ewes producing own replacements with stock finished on farm. We are in the process of changing the farm to a fully mob grazed system. 1400 laying hens with on farm packing and eggs supplied locally in Oxford. We also rear dairy bull calves non-organically in batches of 60 taking them from 2-12 weeks. We operate both Home Office Licensed and Field trials to clients and other companies within Benchmark Holdings plc. Farm Ability is an outdoor, farm based programme for people with learning disabilities and autism based on the farm too.   The role of ‘Assistant Stockperson’ will support the farm team across the all the livestock enterprises, renewable energy generation and trial work. All staff play an active role in the diverse nature of the business.

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