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Herd Manager Job <:>Herefordshire<:> Exciting opportunity has arisen to join the 2018 RADBF Gold Cup Winning Farm

Farm TypeDairy

We have 600 cows Autumn calved with an easy feed winter system (maize and grass), and a pasture based grazing system.  Cows are milked through a 50-bale rotary, with ACR’s and auto teat spraying producing approximately 3 million litres sold to Arla.  All cows are mated with AI for 10 weeks, using New Zealand Friesian semen with the majority of herd now crossbred Friesian/Jersey.  All tractor tasks inc. silage, reseeding and slurry/FYM work carried out by contractors.

Your role will be to lead our well established dairy team of six full time staff, work with the business owners to develop strategy and direction for the farm and to deliver against ambitious targets for milk production, cow welfare and staff development.  You’ll have at least 3 years’ experience of herd management, strong organisational skills and a genuine passion for grazing based dairy farming. You’ll also be computer literate and willing to develop your management and leadership skills.

In return, we’ll offer a very competitive salary with potential for profit share and future cow ownership.  We’ll invest in your future training and development and there is also a 3 bedroomed cottage available.

We are a progressive family business which has recently invested in broiler chickens, an anaerobic digester and has interests in a further 2 dairy units.

AreaWest Midlands
Job LengthPermanent
DatesStart: 01/11/2019, Finish: Not Specified
Driving License Required?Full UK Driving Licence
Hours50 (approx)
Pay£Competitive salary depending on experience
Employment TypeDairy
Accommodation Available?Yes
Accommodation TypeFamily House
Accommodation PriceCouncil Tax & Utilities
Other Accommodation Information

3 bedroomed cottage available.

Distance from shops and amenities1 mile
Smokers Accepted?Yes
Other Information

The Leen is 1 mile from Pembridge, a small village with 3 pubs, two shops and a good Primary School. Leominster or Kington are both within 7 miles which have all the amenities you could want. Hereford is 16 miles away.

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