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Calf Rearer Job in <=>Lanarkshire, Scotland<=>

Farm TypeArable, Dairy

Calf Rearer required to join the team as a key member of a modern and progressive dairy unit in the Biggar area of South Lanarkshire in Central Scotland.

The farm has been subject to recent and ongoing investment to provide excellent, modern facilities with a focus on providing an exceptional environment for both animals and staff to excel.  The farm is currently milking 900 cows, with potential for further expansion.

Calf accomodation consists of several newly built sheds to house groups from birth to weaning, fed on an automatic feeding system from day 10.  We are striving for excellence in our calf sheds with a focus on proactivity to ensure that the very best animals are coming forward to join our milking herd in coming years.

The role requires a dedicated and passionate individual with a good knowledge of stock and a real attention to detail.  Extremely high hygiene standards are expected.  The successful candidate will be responsible for calves from day old through to weaning.

You will be responsible for feeding, dehorning, vaccinating and other health, welfare and husbandry related tasks.  Keeping accurate records will be essentail.  Regular belt weighing will be undertaken to ensure maximum nutrition and performance is achieved. The farm has a sister company in the form of a feed mill supplying their own brand of calf milk and related products.  Ongoing milk and feed trials will go hand in hand with belt weighing.

The successful candidate will have suitable experience in a similar role, a good work ethic and attention to detail.  Excellent communication, resilience and teamwork skills are required as is the ability to work alongside the team of managers and owners.

A rumeneration package, commensurate with experience, is available for the right person in return for commitment, dedication and excellent standards.  

Job LengthPermanent
DatesStart: 01/07/2019, Finish: Not Specified
Driving License Required?Full UK Driving Licence
Employment TypeDairy
Accommodation Available?No
Accommodation TypeHelp given to find accommodation
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Distance from shops and amenities
Smokers Accepted?No
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