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Permanent Farm Worker job in <=>South Oxfordshire<=> on 1600 acre mixed family farm

Farm TypeArable, Beef, Sheep

We are a family farm, in South Oxfordshire, of approx 1600 acres of grassland, maize and arable.  Our 200 continental suckler cows calve in spring and autumn. Total number of cattle on holding is between 600 and 650. 400 ewes lamb in two flocks with a view to producing good quality, heavy fat lambs.    Calves and lambs are retained and finished or fattened for sale in the butchery of our own farm shop.  Some beef goes to Morrisons. 

We grow 50 acres of top, stone, soft fruit and asparagus for our shop, for farmers’ markets and a small amount of local wholesale.  We also run a small shoot.

We undertake almost all field work ourselves - baling, transporting and/or clamping a considerable amount of hay, straw and maize silage.  We have a modern fleet of farm machinery: New Holland 8.70 combine, New Holland T7.270, Fastrac 3230, JD 6215R, 155R & 6140R, JCB 418S, JCB 535-125 telescopic.  

We have an up-to-date cattle handling system and a well-equipped, spacious farm workshop.

Candidate MUST have tractor experience, ideally harvest and cultivation skills, loader ticket preferable.  

The applicant who successfully applies for this role will be outgoing, flexible, energetic, versatile and keen to have a go at a wide range of jobs.  And most importantly, have a great sense of humour!  We are a very busy farm and need a committed individual.  Candidates will need to demonstrate machinery handling experience during the selection process.  They will be a good team worker and will be able to benefit from working with of a small group of experienced permanent staff.  Activities will include:

•             all aspects of daily bedding, feeding and checking of livestock

•             calving and lambing

•             tractor work – cultivation, loading & carting straw/hay/silage, loading & carting FYM

•             machinery & building maintenance

•             fencing

Ideally looking for this new staff member to start as soon as possible.  We are very keen to hear from any interested, appropriately experienced, candidates.  Would also consider this being a temporary role for the right candidate.  

AreaSouth & South East
Job LengthPermanent
DatesStart: 15/04/2019, Finish: Not Specified
Driving License Required?Full UK Driving Licence
Employment TypeArable, Beef, Sheep, Other, Lambing
Accommodation Available?No
Accommodation TypeHelp given to find accommodation
Accommodation Pricefor discussion
Other Accommodation Information

Accommodation may be available, depending on the candidate's requirements. 

Distance from shops and amenities3 miles
Smokers Accepted?Yes
Other Information

Please do not apply unless you have the skills required.  The candidate must speak good English.  References will be required.  

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