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Temporary Dairy Herd Manager job in <=>Shrewsbury<=>

Farm TypeDairy

TEMPORARY DAIRY HERD MANAGER required for Progressive Organic 280 Cow Organic Autumn Block Calving Unit on a 750 acre mixed Dairy & Arable Farm near Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Our recently appointed Herd Manager has had to take compassionate leave and we require a temporary manager to run the dairy unit until their return. We anticipate that our herd manager will be able to assist the temporary manager by use of computer and telephone and may be available to visit the farm on occasions to offer support and advice where required. The responsibilities will include managing the Herd;  Grazing,Young Stock, Feeding & Record Keeping as well as supervising staff.

Farm is a family partnership operating a 750 acre mixed Dairy/Arable Unit, 7 miles south west of Shrewsbury.

Structure: Farm Manger Herd Manager Herdsman. 600 acres Grassland/Forage with modern, well equipped Buildings including Flood Wash, Covered Feed Areas, 16/32 Herringbone Parlour with Backing Gate, separation gates and Automatic Footbath etc.

Herd: Predominantly Friesian/Holstein with recent introduction of Norwegian Red. Currently yielding 8,000 litres . Herd health is a priority & current Cell Counts are below 100, Bactoscan below 20 - a strict milking protocol is in place and a Johne’s action plan is operated.

Grazing: We are very focussed on grass management (Agrinet) & rotational grazing. We operate a multi-cut Conservation System, producing high quality Grass & Wholecrop Silages. Arable: Integral to the Farm & produces Crops & Straw to support the dairy unit.

Housing: Excellent four Bedroom, RHI heated House on Farm. One mile from nearest village.

Timing: The Position is available immediately - at present the length of contract is unclear but is likely to be in excess of 6 weeks.

AreaWest Midlands
Job LengthPermanent
DatesStart: 13/03/2019, Finish: 01/07/2019
Driving License Required?Full UK Driving Licence
Employment TypeDairy, Management
Accommodation Available?Yes
Accommodation TypeFamily House
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Excellent four Bedroom, RHI heated House on Farm. One mile from nearest village

Distance from shops and amenities
Smokers Accepted?No
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