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Job for Stockperson on Organic Dairy Farm <=>Faringdon, Oxfordshire<=>

Farm TypeArable, Dairy, Beef

Full time Stock person

Responsible for calves through to calving.

Ability to opperate machinery safely and effectively within the farm.

Relief milking as a part of the team.

A full driving licence is required.

Accomodation is available for the right applicant.

Training is available.

Keen college leaver  or  experienced person prefered.

Alternate weekends off.

Cv and references required.

We are looking for a keen and enthusiastic person who wants to work with 400 cows in an Organic farming system.  The farm is 1500 acres with the milk being sold to premium Organic contracts.  Milk is required to be produced without the use of antibiotics.  (US organic standards)  Production is 6500 litres/cow.  Emphasis is on the use of grass and home grown cereals.  Heat detection and good quiet stockmanship skills essential..  A roll over crush is used for foot trimming and a 20 cow vet race for other tasks.  A paddock grazing system is used during the summer with electric fencing throughout. The cows are housed in cubicals and bedded on mats and sawdust.  Tmr feeding through the winter.  The milking parlour is a Dairymaster 30 / 60,with ACR`s.  It is open sided, which is very nice to milk in.  Calving is mainly in the autumn but spreads  into the spring.  The cows are moving towards a cross bred type with NZ Friesian, Brown Swiss and Norwegian Red bulls used recently.   Hygiene, cleanliness and attention to detail are essential to keep the farm at the top of the industry.   A good stockperson with an eye for cow and calf health will enjoy this position.  There are 5 other other staff employed as a members of the farm team.  Feeding, bedding, scraping out and fencing the cows and youngstock is a part of the routine. We need a stockperson who will lead the youngstock part of the farm but also be involved with the dairy and relief milking.  The farm is quite mechanised so machinery experience would be an advantage.

AreaSouth & South East
Job LengthPermanent
DatesStart: 01/06/2019, Finish: Not Specified
Driving License Required?Full UK Driving Licence
HoursApprox 55 hours
Employment TypeArable, Beef, Dairy
Accommodation Available?Yes
Accommodation TypeFamily House
Accommodation Price0
Other Accommodation Information

A 3 bed cottage in the local village.  It is central heated and in good condition.   There is a good sized garden . The farm is 1.5 miles from Faringdon.  The cottage is 1 mile from the dairy and the main farm. The town has supermarkets and primary, junior and senior schools. Swindon is 12 miles away.  Oxford 15 miles away with good road, bus and rail networks. Also available is a one bed flat on the farm, which is self contained.

Distance from shops and amenities1 1/2 miles
Smokers Accepted?Yes
Other Information

The farm started Organic production in 1982 and enjoys visitors from overseas as well as other  interested parties.  In 2014 the farm won Farming Partnership of the Year with OMSCO at the British Farming Awards. Participation at discussion groups is welcomed, currently 2 groups.

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