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Hands on Farm Manager/ Stockperson in <:>Shetland<:> responsible for the care & development of the herd & flock on 344 hectare farm

Farm TypeBeef, Sheep, Pig

Attractive package including accommodation offered for a hands on Farm Manager/Stockperson.  This is an exciting opportunity to develop this farm with possibilities for expansion.  Hill farming and organic farming experience an advantage.  The farm is a collection of croft land over 344 hectare in Shetland, currently running 28 breeding cows and 1,000 breeding ewes.  You will be responsible for the care and development of the herd and flock, silaging, shearing and for medicine records and the animal health plan.  The farm is in conversion to organic status and has entered an agri environment plan, so good record keeping and a knowledge of these schemes would be an advantage.  Partnership prospects for the right candidate.

Job LengthPermanent
DatesStart: 01/08/2019, Finish: Not Specified
Driving License Required?Full UK Driving Licence
Employment TypeBeef, Sheep, Shearing, Lambing, Management
Accommodation Available?Yes
Accommodation TypeFamily House
Accommodation Price
Other Accommodation Information

There are two houses available, depending on the size of the successful candidates family.  There is a primary school on the island, secondary school on the adjoining island or on the main island of Shetland where most children go to weekly board.  There is a farm pick up available for use on and off the island.  If the successful candidate has a partner, we can offer work in the island shop, cafe and B&B which we also own.

Distance from shops and amenities
Smokers Accepted?Yes
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