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Dairy Herd Manager Job in <:>Exeter<:>

Farm TypeDairy

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a herd manager who is an ambitious dairy professional at 360 Autumn block calving herd 10 minutes from Exeter in the beautiful county of Devon.

The farm is 200 Ha, with a 100 Ha grazing platform.  There are modern facilities and a good track infrastructure that allows grazing for 9 months of the year.  The cows are self-fed in the winter and housed in cubicles.  The number one aim is to have easy to manage, fertile cows providing a tight calving block, maximizing milk from forage and grazed grass.

The ideal candidate will be closely supported by the owner and existing staff to maximize the profitability of the farm and will be involved in all aspect of farm management and budgeting.  They will show strong enthusiastic qualities, keen eye to detail, be proactive and hardworking while displaying their own initiative.  The candidate must work well as part of a team as well as individually.  Ongoing professional development is actively supported through ourselves, discussion groups and training courses.

Duties include milking, artificial insemination, foot trimming, dehorning, drying off cows as well as the opportunity to rear calves, general animal husbandry and working closely with the vet at herd health sessions during and before breeding season.  They will be involved in the grazing management and plate metering to produce grass budgets using agrinet.  Other general farm work will be required as and when needed.

The position would include a 5-bedroom farmhouse on site.

The salary will be competitive for the right person with regular time off.

AreaSouth West
Job LengthPermanent
DatesStart: 01/01/2020, Finish: Not Specified
Driving License Required?Full UK Driving Licence
Employment TypeDairy, Management
Accommodation Available?Yes
Accommodation TypeFamily House
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A 5-bedroom farmhouse, on site, only 10 minutes outside Exeter, at the end of the M5, close to the beach and the moor.


Distance from shops and amenities1 mile
Smokers Accepted?
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