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Job for a Herdsperson in <=>Cheshire<=> for our pedigree Holstein cows

Farm TypeDairy

We are seeking an enthusiastic person to manage our herd of 80 pedigree Holstein cows plus folllowers based near Knutsford, Cheshire.  We currently run two Lely robots.

Duties and Responsibilities:-


  • Feeding, scraping out, bedding

  • Monitoring yield – 10,000 l/cow

  • Animal husbandry

  • Monitoring livestock

  • Fertility control, including AI and implementing fertility programme

  • Tractor work


  • Ensure that farm activities comply with government regulations

  • Apply health and safety standards across the farm

  • Tesco correspondence (QVIS / Milkminder)

  • Document results for analysis

  • Provide monthly information for management reporting


  • Plan finances and production to maintain farm progress against budget parameters

  • Plan around external factors, eg, weather

  • Plan activities for trainee staff, mentoring and monitoring them

  • Planning work Schedules

  • Meeting with professional advisors

  • Planning vet visits


We also have school visits.

Essential Skills/Experience

Artificial Insemination

Tractor driving

Commitment to animal welfare

IT skills

Artificial insemination (not essential)

Foot trimming (not essential)


Further training will be provided, we are committed to offer you the opportunity to progress further with your knowledge.

Salary commensurate with experience

Accommodation available


A highly rewarding position, giving you the opportunity to work within our committed team.  If you wish to be considered for this position please send your CV and covering letter.

Job can start as soon as possible.

AreaNorth West
Job LengthCould be permanent for the right candidate
DatesStart: 12/03/2019, Finish: Not Specified
Driving License Required?Full UK Driving Licence
Employment TypeDairy
Accommodation Available?Yes
Accommodation TypeMobile home
Accommodation Price
Other Accommodation Information

The accommodation is 1 mile off site.

Distance from shops and amenities
Smokers Accepted?
Other Information

Job can start as soon as possible.

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