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ENTHUSIASTIC MILKER/ STOCKPERSON required in <:>Wales<:> through calving (~3 months; Sep-Nov) on an autumn calving herd

Farm TypeDairy
Description


We're looking for an ENTHUSIASTIC MILKER/STOCKPERSON to assist us through calving (~3 months) on our 350 cow autumn-calving (sep-nov) organic dairy herd in West Wales.  This job would be ideally suited to anyone looking to develop skills in this area, be it a young person or someone moving into agriculture.  The job would revolve around milking the herd with other members of staff at all times, aswell as some time spent assisting with calvings and calf feeding.  There will be a small amount of tractor work, e.g scraping out/bedding down.  You would be part of a keen and enthusiastic team which includes a herd manager, a youngstock manager, as well as 2 general members of staff and myself and my wife.  We all strive to make the calving period as efficient and enjoyable as possible.

CountryUK
AreaWales
PostcodeSA37
Job LengthHarvest / Seasonal
DatesStart: 23/08/2019, Finish: 12/10/2019
Driving License Required?Full UK Driving Licence
Hours60+ through september, a bit less from oct on.
Pay£to be discussed dependent on experience
Employment TypeDairy
Accommodation Available?No
Accommodation TypeMobile home
Accommodation Priceincluded in the package to be discussed
Other Accommodation Information

We have a 3 bedroom mobile home on site with all facilities provided. We are 5 miles from our local town, cardigan and also 5 miles from the coast. It's a beautiful part of the world to explore in between work. We normally work a one weekend on, one weekend off system to enable you to have a break and take in the area or catch up with rest!

 

Distance from shops and amenities2 miles to village, 5 miles to town
Smokers Accepted?Yes
Other Information

The dairy unit comprises one aspect of our farm. We also grow cereals and fodder beet for the cows, fatten 100 beef cattle a year and keep a flock of 1000 breeding ewes. It is very much a mixed farming enterprise.

We also run a milk business from our site called Daioni (www.daioni.co.uk). Whilst there would be no need to work on this aspect of the farm, it's another important aspect of the farm, and one we are proud of.

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