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Position

Location

Reference

Cow Numbers

Tractor Driver

Hampshire

GWGweb725

Temporary Assistant Herdsperson

Gloucester

AGweb724

280

Herdsperson/Manager

Shepton Mallet

HHweb723

250

Assistant Herdsperson

Scottish Border

ILweb722

200

Assistant Herdsperson

Gloucestershire

BFweb721

400

Herdsperson

Somerset

SOweb720

130

Assistant Herd Manager

Somerset

TJweb665

750

Experienced Assistant Herdsperson

Penrith, Cumbria

ILweb719

300

Herdsperson

Staffs/Shrops Border

BFweb718

200

Assistant Herdsperson

Chester

RSweb716

240

Herdsperson

Staffordshire

RSweb715

250

Herd Manager

South Devon

HHweb713

500

Herdsperson

East Devon

HHweb712

500

Feeder/Stockperson, Herdsperson

Dorset

SASCweb711

400

Herdsperson

West Dorset

HHweb710

400

Herdsperson

Somerset

SOweb709

300

Senior Herdsperson

Lancashire

ILweb708

350 cows

Herd Manager

East Devon

TJweb707

500 organic cows

Senior Herdsperson

Gloucestershire

TJweb706

500

Herdsperson/Assistant Herdsperson

Worcestershire

BFweb704

Assistant Herdsperson/Tractor Driver

Wiltshire

SOweb703

350

Herdsperson

North Shropshire

BFweb701

250

Assistant Herdsperson

Cornwall

HHweb699

300

Herdsperson

Southampton

JPweb697

240

Experienced Herdsperson

Yorkshire

RSweb695

150-200

Assistant Herdsperson

Carmarthen

SOweb694

Herdsperson

Berkshire

AGweb692

550

Assistant Herdsperson

Horley, Surrey

JPweb691

330

Tractor Driver

Herefordshire

RSweb688

700

Herdsperson

Haverfordwest, West Wales

SOweb686

450

Head Herdsperson

Lancashire

ILweb682

330

Relief Milker

Marlborough

GWGweb679

300

Pig Stockperson

Lancashire

ILweb678

350

Head Herdsperson/Manager

Central Scotland

ILweb673

500

Poultry Unit/Production Manager

West Africa

ILweb672

Herdsperson

Derbyshire

RSweb667

280

Relief Herdspersons

Nationwide

AE

Trainee Herd Manager

South West

HHweb575

Commodity Traders

Wiltshire

Countrywide

Dairy Management Academy Herd Managers of the future required.

Now recruiting for the third intake, places available Scotland and SW England. Excellent Farms - Excellent Job - Excellent Training.

ILweb96

HAVE YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A DAIRY MANAGER OF THE FUTURE?



Position:

Tractor Driver

Location:

Hampshire 

Reference:

GWGweb725 

Cow Numbers:


Following a retirement after 33 years on the farm we need an experienced tractor driver to undertake work on a 500 cow dairy unit. The successful candidate will undertake fertilizing, spraying, spot spraying, ploughing, direct drilling with a Moore drill, slitting, hedge cutting, loader work, forage box feeding, straw and silage cart, chainsaw work, topping, mowing, fencing, irrigation of grassland and stock work. There is an excellent range of large, modern machinery with the main tractor being a JD6620.


The candidate will have PA1 and PA2 and an ability to service tractors and machinery would be an advantage as would a chainsaw certificate or willingness to undertake the training.


We need a flexible person who can work under their own initiative alongside a team of four who undertake the milking. The person must be flexible to join in with relief milking to cover holidays and emergencies.


There will be 85-days off per annum and an excellent 3-bedroom house is on offer; council tax paid by the farm. It has double-glazing, oil central heating, a utility room, integral garage and a new kitchen installed 18 months ago (No 2 Will Hall Farm Cottage, Alton, GU34 1QL). There are lovely gardens front and back and views over open fields. The house is on the edge of Alton with very good schools and facilities within walking distance. The farm provides a car as the dairy is 15 miles from the house at Manor Farm, Exton, SO32 3NU.


Contact:

Please apply with a covering letter and CV to george.gordon@lkl-services.co.uk


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Position:

Temporary Assistant Herdsperson

Location:

Gloucester 

Reference:

AGweb724 

Cow Numbers:

280

We have a short term contract vacancy starting in mid -May which will last for approximately four months for a person to work alongside the owners and our Herdmanager on a 280 cow dairy unit that is moving to robotic milking over the summer. Cows are currently milked in a 28/28 Westphalia Parlour with backing gate etc., Cubicle housed and TMR fed, we require a competent Milker with good stock skills to assit with all operations during this busy period. A good 2 bed cottage close to the farm will be provided free of rent rates and council tax.


For more info etc


Contact:

For more information please call Andrew Gassor on 07778 634429


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Position:

Herdsperson/Manager

Location:

Shepton Mallet 

Reference:

HHweb723 

Cow Numbers:

250

Re advertised due to an unfortunate illness


We have an exciting new contract vacancy for an experienced and dedicated grazing enthusiast to take on the care of an expanding herd near Shepton Mallet in Somerset. The herd, which is one of two under the same management, is spring calving and currently numbers 180 cows which will increase to 250 in the next 12 months. Currently cows are milked through a 16:16 Fullwood parlour but a 24:48 Millfoss is currently under construction and should be complete by early summer. Cows are housed for a short time in the winter in auto scraped cubicles with loose housing for calving. Youngstock are removed to a separate unit where they are reared by other farm staff. Milk from grazed grass is the primary focus of the unit with a grazing platform, within a ring fence, of around 150 Ha. The role will be to take day-to-day control of the herd, you will be responsible for milking, calving, breeding, foot care and general herd health as well as record keeping. We would also like someone with an interest in the grazing who would like to become involved in measuring grass and managing the grazing wedge. In return we offer a generous salary, regular time off (outside relief) and a very pleasant 3 bedroom house near the farm free from rent and council tax. This is an excellent opportunity that I would urge all grazing enthusiasts looking for a new challenge to apply for.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please call Henry Hare on 07531 335294


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Assistant Herdsperson

Location:

Scottish Border 

Reference:

ILweb722 

Cow Numbers:

200

We require an experienced and dedicated assistant herdsperson to join the team on a 200 unit between Carlisle and Lockerbie in the Scottish Borders. The exceptionally tidy farm enjoys modern facilities and machinery and is renowned for their heifer rearing capabilities. The role would entail milkings, general husbandry tasks, youngstock work and general farm work. You will be looking for a position in which you can progress, building on your experience to date and looking towards developing your career. You will have excellent stock skills with strong attention to detail and be able to fit in with the established team. In return for your efforts we offer a competitive salary plus bonus schemes and accommodation options to suit the successful candidate.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Ian Lindsay on 07802 596869


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Assistant Herdsperson

Location:

Gloucestershire 

Reference:

BFweb721 

Cow Numbers:

400

We require a keen and enthusiastic assistant herdsperson to work alongside a young team on a progressive dairy farm near Tewksbury in Gloucestershire. Key responsibilities will include milking the high yielding herd, foot trimming, herd health & fertility, general stock husbandry tasks and helping with the day-day running of the cows. The cows are milked through a 40:40 parlour with ACRs and milk meters to milk the 400 mainly Holstein cows yielding 9,000 litres. The successful candidate will already have experience of milking and foot trimming, be a good communicator and able to work well in a team. In return we offer a competitive salary with bonus schemes, lovely 3 bedroom centrally heated house within the village (1/2 mile away from farm), free from rent and the opportunity to be a key part in a successful and progressive business.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Ben Furnival on 07551 123045


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

Somerset 

Reference:

SOweb720 

Cow Numbers:

130

We have a contract vacancy for a Herdsperson on a family managed dairy farm near Yeovil in Somerset. The farm runs to 320 acres with 130 summer/Autumn calving Holsteins yielding 8,000 litres on 2x milking through an excellent new Fullwood 20 x 20 parlour with ACR's, auto ID, shedding gate, circular collecting yard with backing gate, and Crystal management system. Cows are housed in matted cubicles bedded with straw, and fed a Partial TMR with maize, grass silage and straights, with top up feeding in the parlour. Cows are conventionally grazed with most of the herd dried off to calve again outside in August. The appointed person will be required to milk, maintain the parlour to a high standard, do some scraping up and be proactive with cow health and welfare, to include some night checks. It is planned to increase cow numbers to 160 and increase yields targeting above 9,000 ltrs. An ability to AI and foot trim may be an advantage but training can be given. A 3 bed bungalow or mobile home accommodation is offered to go along with a competitive salary.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please call Steve Owens 07981 771320


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Position:

Assistant Herd Manager

Location:

Somerset 

Reference:

TJweb665 

Cow Numbers:

750

Due to a career move we have an exciting contract vacancy for an assistant herd manager to assist with the day-to-day management of this all year round calving, milk recorded herd of H/F cows currently producing 10000ltrs milking 3x. This modern unit benefits from superb facilities and includes a 60-point Fullwood rotary parlour, ACR's backing gate, auto ID with drafting and heatime. The cows are housed on sand bedded cubicles and are fed a TMR backed up with automated parlour feeding. Experience with computerised records and DIY AI would be an advantage however attention to detail, a desire to succeed and good inter personal / leadership skills are essential. If you are a dairy enthusiast and would like to be involved with this progressive unit and work with one of the country's top herd managers we can offer the necessary encouragement and support to enable you to have a significant impact on this committed dairy business. A detached 4 bedroom house with double glazing and central heating is available free from rent, rates and council tax together with regular time off. (House picture shows type of house NOT actual house).


The Farm:

Brue Valley Farm extends to 325ha and supports a H/F herd of 750 cows currently yielding 10000ltrs. The cows are housed on sand bedded cubicles and are milked 3x using a dedicated team of night milkers. The herd is managed by one of the country's top herd managers who are very forward thinking. All replacements are reared on the farm.


  • 60 point Fullwood rotary parlour
  • ACR's, backing gate, milk meters
  • Sand bedded cubicles
  • TMR feeding plus parlour feeders
  • Auto ID with drafting and heatime
  • Interherd record

The Job:

  • To assist with the day to day management of the dairy unit and be responsible in the absence of the herd manager.
  • The health and welfare of both the milking herd and the young / dry stock.
  • To ensure all stock are cared for to the highest standards of husbandry in accordance with the Herd Health Policy
  • Assist with the control of lameness / routine foot trimming, heat detection and calving etc.
  • Ensuring the cows are milked in accordance with farm policy including frequency and cell count / bactoscan management.
  • Record keepin

Accommodation:

A very well appointed 4-bedroom detached house with enclosed rear garden is situated in a village location a short walk form the unit and would be free from rent, rates and council tax. It has double-glazing and oil fired central heating. Good schools locally include primary in the village with secondary schools via a bus route.


Remuneration:

An excellent package is on offer for the right candidate to include generous salary and regular time off - in house relief.


Contact:

For an informal discussion regarding this vacancy or other queries please contact Trevor Jolley on 07766 912481.


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Position:

Experienced Assistant Herdsperson

Location:

Penrith, Cumbria 

Reference:

ILweb719 

Cow Numbers:

300

We require an experienced assistant herdsperson to be a key part of the team on a modern and progressive 300 cow unit near Penrith, Cumbria. The farm has enjoyed expansion and investment over recent years with further plans to increase herd size and yields in forthcoming years. The modern unit milks the herd through a 20/40 parlour fitted with auto ID, acrs, milk meters and other technology. The herd is cubicle housed in modern light and airy sheds. The farm has been the focus of a local expansion project and is a key monitor farm in the county. We now require an enthusiastic person to help take the farm forwards. Working alongside the farm owners and other members of the team you will undertake milking, herd health, fertility and foot trimming. Daily record keeping general stock tasks will also be under your remit with the ability to take control of the unit during your weekends on and in the farmers absence. You will be involved in vet visits, consultant meetings and be expected to attend local discussion groups to further develop yourself and bring benefit to the farm business. You will have experience in a similar role, a keen eye for attention to detail and be both stock minded and a good communicator. A.I and foot trimming experience and certificates will be highly desirable and a can do hard working attitude a must. In return for your efforts we offer a competitive salary plus bonus schemes, regular time off, a range of accommodation options and the opportunity to grow and develop within a fast growing dairy farm business.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Ian Lindsay on 07802 596869


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

Staffs/Shrops Border 

Reference:

BFweb718 

Cow Numbers:

200

We require a dedicated and professional herdsperson on a 220 cow unit between Market Drayton and Newcastle-under-Lyme. The farm is enjoying continued investment in infrastructure resulting in excellent facilities and working environment for both staff and cows. The herd currently achieves around 10,000 l's, is calved AYR and milked through a 20:20 parlour fitted with all modern equipment to aid the herdsperson in their work. The role would involve milking, proactive cow health and welfare, foot trimming and general stock tasks working alongside the owner and team to drive the herd forward. You will have experience in a similar role, dedication, attention to detail and be able to bring new ideas for the benefit of the herd and owner. In return we offer a competitive salary with bonus schemes, regular time off and a very nice 3 bedroom house within 2 miles of the farm.


The Farm:

The progressive farm comprises of 360 acres which are part owed and part rented carrying 200 milking cows, replacements and some beef cattle all on a single unit. The farm has had continued investment throughout the years resulting in excellent facilities and working environment for both staff and cow. There has been a new silage pit put up this year as well as a new cow shed 5 years ago. It is also the farms intentions to build another new cow shed next year which will hold approximately 150 cows. Key farm facts are as follows:


  • Gascoigne 20:20 parlour
  • ACRs
  • In-parlour feeders
  • Excellent cow housing
  • Cubicles fitted with mattresses - bedded with saw-dust & lime
  • Good handling facilities
  • Telescopic handler
  • Diet Feeder
  • Staffing


    As well as the owner and his father who work on the farm there is also a full-time general farm worker.


    The Herd


    The herd currently consists of 200 mainly Pedigree Holstein cows yielding 10,000 litres. Some cross breeding with Scandinavian Reds and Fleckvieh has been taking place recently to create a stronger cow with more longevity.


    They are currently milked 2x day in the summer and 3x during the winter months, but this may go the 3x all year when the new shed is put up. Calving takes place all year round and all replacements reared in-house with beef calves also being reared.


    Current annual milk quality is as follows:


  • 175 Cell count
  • 20 Bactoscan
  • Milk is sold to Muller on a Tesco liquid contractFeet & Fertility


    Feet are addressed in-house whenever possible and prevention rather than cure is very much the preferred method with regular foot trimming and foot bathing taking place on all the cows. All AI is currently carried out by contractor, with heat detection being carried out in house, but the farmer is open to bringing this back in-house for the right candidate.


    Nutrition


    Cows graze during the summer months and are fed the following TMR during the winter (and also as a buffer when required):


  • Grass silage
  • Maize silage
  • Brewers Grains
  • Molasses
  • Lucerne
  • Vits & Min

Nutritional advice is carried out by an external nutritionist.


The Job:

A competent and experienced herdsperson is required to share the day-day running of the herd with the owner and drive performance of the cows further.


Main tasks are as follows:


  • Milking
  • Manage herd health and fertility
  • Foot trimming
  • Cubicle hygiene
  • Dry / young stock hygiene/bedding
  • Calf rearing and health
  • General stock husbandry tasks
  • General farm wor

The Person


You need to be a very dedicated herdsperson who has real attention to detail, but is also flexible and willing to carry out a number of different tasks and fit in with the existing team. Someone who is enthusiastic and a good communicator are essential qualities for this role. A proven track record of being a herdsperson for a number of years is a must for this position as well as milking and foot trimming experience. AI would be preferable, but not essential.


Remuneration:

In return for your efforts we offer a highly competitive salary with bonus schemes, regular time off and accommodation free from rent and council tax. The farm will be renting a three-bed house in a nearby village <2 miles away from the farm for this position.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Ben Furnival on 07551 123045.


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Position:

Assistant Herdsperson

Location:

Chester 

Reference:

RSweb716 

Cow Numbers:

240

We require a self-motivated and enthusiastic assistant herdsperson to work alongside the owner and herdsman on a traditional dairy farm approximately 3 miles south of Chester. Key responsibilities will include feeding, milking, yard work and tractor driving. You will need to be able to think for yourself, work as part of a team and also be a good decision maker and willing to be dedicated to animal health and welfare. In return we offer a competitive salary with bonus schemes, 1 bed flat on farm free from rent and council tax. This is a great opportunity to be a key part in a successful and progressive business.


Contact:

For an informal discussion about this position please call Rob Stephenson on 07557 920255


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

Staffordshire 

Reference:

RSweb715 

Cow Numbers:

250

We require a skilled and experienced herdsperson to share responsibility for the day-day running of a herd of Holstein x Friesian cows on a forward thinking dairy farm near Stone in Staffordshire. Key responsibilities will be milking, foot trimming, herd health & fertility and record keeping. The successful candidate must have a proven track record in all these areas and be willing to work as part of a team. In return we offer a competitive salary with bonus schemes, a choice of family accommodation in Stone which is less than 1 mile away from the farm and close to amenities and schools, free from rent and council tax and the opportunity to be a key part in a successful and progressive business.


Contact:

For an informal discussion about this position please call Rob Stephenson on 07557 920255


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Position:

Herd Manager

Location:

South Devon 

Reference:

HHweb713 

Cow Numbers:

500

A very exciting new contract vacancy exists for a herd manager to take total day-to-day control of a multi-site herd of 500 cows in a stunning coastal location in the South Hams area of Devon. The herd is milked on two sites with DYS being housed on two further sites. The main dairy at South Huish has cows from 3 weeks prior to calving, through early lactation and service to around 200 days in milk when they are shipped to the second unit a short drive away where they are milked on a very simple system until dry off, only returning to the main unit 3 weeks prior to calving. It is envisioned that the herd manager will spend the majority of his time at South Huish Dairy.


Facilities at South Huish


  • 30:30 Fullwood Parlour with milk meters, ACR's and cluster flush
  • Cubicles with mattresses and sawdust
  • TMR fed
  • Excellent handling facilities
  • Straw yard for calving and sick cows
  • Calf rearing shed
  • Facilities at Easton


  • 20:20 parlour with feeders
  • Easy feed grass silage
  • Grazing whenever conditions allo

We require someone with a proven track record in herd management to liaise closely with the farmer, supervise the staff, take responsibility for all cow movements, all record keeping, milking, calving, foot care, breeding, calves to weaning, vaccinations and herd health. You will be an excellent communicator and will have regular contact with vets and consultants. In return we offer a highly competitive performance related package to include family accommodation and regular time off.


Contact:

For an informal discussion about this position please call Henry Hare on 07531 335294


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

East Devon 

Reference:

HHweb712 

Cow Numbers:

500

We require a herdsperson, looking to progress within the industry who can take on this position of working closely with the owners looking after 500 cows in East Devon. We seek someone with experience in milking and foot trimming who is willing to take an active part in the advancement of the herd and grow into the role of head herdsperson. This may suit someone looking to undertake the Dairy Management Academy. The farm is located in a stunning part of East Devon with easy access to the A30/A303. Cows are managed for yield being TMR fed and milked 3 times a day through a recent 24:48 Westphalia plant with auto ID and shedding, milk meters and ADF. Yields are approaching 10,000 litres, with cows bedded on cubicle mattresses with sawdust topping. The herd is pedigree and classified and are currently bred using Genus RMS. The role will centre round doing one of the daily milkings and caring for the cow's feet as well as calving and general herd health. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to develop their large herd experience, in a position offering autonomy within a well-supported framework. In return you will be rewarded with a 285 day contract with regular time off, a salary reflecting the importance of the role, the chance to enrol on the Dairy Management Academy and a good 3 bedroom house within walking distance of the unit.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Henry Hare on 07531 335294


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Feeder/Stockperson, Herdsperson

Location:

Dorset 

Reference:

SASCweb711 

Cow Numbers:

400

Due to internal promotion an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Feeder person/Stockperson/Herdsperson on a 400 plus cow dairy unit on a large country estate situated some 12 miles from Salisbury and Bournemouth. The unit comprises of:


  • A 28/28 Fullwood H/B parlour with auto ident
  • New sand cubicles
  • Cow Alert - AYR calving - DIY AI
  • TMR diet fed
  • Very good cattle handling facilities
  • Excellent slurry handling facilitie

The successful candidate will have experience in feeding a large number of dairy cows, be able to deputise for the herd manager in his absence and be a good communicator with a willingness to take responsibility for both staff and cows. This is a great opportunity for those wishing to have a balance between machinery, stock work and milking duties on a large, progressive dairy unit. In return for your efforts we offer a highly competitive salary, above average time off and a choice of 3- 4 bedroom houses on the farm free from rent, water rates and council tax.


The Farm:

A several thousand acre estate mainly arable and dairy. A modern unit - sand cubicles, complete diet fed, 28:28 Fullwood parlour, auto ident, mount pleasant backing gate, all handling facilities under cover. The cows are fed via a Kvernland mixer wagon driven by a John Deere tractor and loaded via a JCB telehandler.


This a 400 Holstein/Friesian cow dairy unit calving all year round to maximise milk price. Bactoscans and Cell Counts are Band A, yields of 9,000 plus litres and rising. A self-relieving team of 5 on the dairy unit as well as a stockperson and limited input from the arable staff.


The Job:

An experienced Feeder person/Stockperson/Herdsperson is required to work alongside the existing team. Main tasks are as follows:


  • Feeding the dairy herd, dry cows and youngstock located on three separate sites
  • Herd health and fertility (DIY AI required)
  • Deputising for the Herd Manager in his absence
  • Youngstock duties
  • Feeding and bedding up of the beef enterprise
  • All other husbandry tasks
  • Basic machinery maintenance
  • To work as part of a team with your colleagues
  • Ordering deliveries of pre-booked feed stuffs
  • Recording data (must be PC literat

You will need to be conscientious and have experience in working with large numbers of dairy cows. The successful candidate will have experience in a similar role and have high standards with a particular eye for attention to detail. Someone who is enthusiastic and a good communicator as well as a willingness to take responsibility are essential qualities for this role.


Accommodation:

Accommodation free from rent, water rates and council tax. The accommodation available is a choice of 3-4 bedroom houses on the estate.


Remuneration:

In return for your efforts we offer a highly competitive salary, generous amount of time off accommodation free from rent, water rates and


Contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Simon Collier on 07885 951105.


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

West Dorset 

Reference:

HHweb710 

Cow Numbers:

400

We require an experienced herdsperson to be part of a dedicated three man team on a 400 cow herd in Dorset. The herd is part of a large established and diverse farming business. The role will be to support the herd manager and will encompass milking in the 24:48 Dairymaster, calving, herd health and yard work. Cows are cubicle housed, bedded on sawdust, auto scraped with in-house AI based on the Genus RMS programme. There is an established relief team that ensures there are always three people on. The dairy is to be re-vamped over the course of the next 2 years with phase one beginning shortly to include a new fully automated parlour and first class handling facilities followed by improvements to the cubicles and feeding area to be completed in 2015. In return we offer generous salary, a well appointed spacious three bedroom house and above average time off.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please call Henry Hare 07531 335294


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

Somerset 

Reference:

SOweb709 

Cow Numbers:

300

We have a contract vacancy for a 2nd herdsperson to work on a family managed farm in Somerset, not far from Taunton. The farm runs to 450 acres with a Holstein dairy herd of 300 cows yielding above 10,000ltrs with plans for modest expansion. This unit is very well managed by hands on family members who have taken the opportunity to grow and require extra labour to assist and be fully involved in herd management and expansion. Milking is through a 20 x 20 herringbone parlour with ACR's , back flush and a backing gate. These Holstein cows are TMR fed throughout the year, consisting of grass and maize silages with summer grazing. All calves are reared on farm from this autumn seasonal calving unit with heifers calving in 1 block to sexed semen. Housing consists of cubicles with rubber mats and sawdust with loose housing for close up and special needs group. The appointed person will work closely with the herdsperson and family, and could be somebody looking to gain more experience but should be capable of milking and feeding using a Keenan mixer. A competitive package will be offered to the successful candidate, to go along with a 3 bed semi-detached house just off the unit.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please call Steve Owens 07981 771320.


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Position:

Senior Herdsperson

Location:

Lancashire 

Reference:

ILweb708 

Cow Numbers:

350 cows

We require a highly professional and dedicated senior herdsperson to join the team on a highly renowned and respected 350 cow pedigree herd on the Fylde coast, Lancashire. The high yielding herd is milked three times per day, cubicle housed, fed a TMR ration plus to yield in the parlour and season permitting grazes in the spring and summer months. The cows, through excellent management, not only achieve their potential in terms of milk yield but also excel in fertility, longevity and herd health. Working alongside the owners and established team you will undertake all aspects of herdsmanship including milkings, AI & fertility work, herd health and welfare, foot trimming and daily record keeping aiding the owners and team in the daily management of the cows and youngstock. The successful person will have a proven track record in a similar role, able to demonstrate the highest degree of professionalism in all that they undertake. You will be both cow and people focused being a strong team player able to work with the team to continue to achieve the results the farm enjoys. AI and foot trimming certificates and experience are a must, above all strong attention to detail, a preventative approach and a cow and people mind set are essential. In return for your efforts we offer a competitive salary plus bonus schemes, regular time off and the opportunity to be part of a highly respected farm with excellent staff retention record. Options on accommodation are available suited to the successful candidates needs.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Ian Lindsay on 07802 596869


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Position:

Herd Manager

Location:

East Devon 

Reference:

TJweb707 

Cow Numbers:

500 organic cows

We have an exciting new contract vacancy for a self-motivated and experienced Herd Manager to be part of and lead a dedicated team producing milk to the highest standards from this autumn block calving herd of commercial H/F cows. We can offer excellent facilities including a recently installed parlour and new cubicle house which together provide superb working conditions:


  • Autumn calving - July start
  • Recorded yields of 7500ltrs
  • 20/40 DeLaval HB parlour with milk meters, ACR's
  • Auto ID, auto in parlour feeding, TM

Applicants must have the ability and willingness to accept a high level of responsibility for the management of the herd, staff and records. This position requires someone who has a can do attitude, who will take an active role in forward planning, and be an integral member of the team during the current building projects and herd expansion. We can offer an exceptional package - regular and reliable in house relief, a salary to reflect the importance of the position and a 3 bed-room detached house with double glazing and central heating.


The Farm:

Otter Dairy is part of a large and diverse organic farm business supporting 2 dairy herds of 250 cows, sheep and arable. The herd at Otter is undergoing expansion up to 500 cows. The herd will calve between July and October which compliments the other herd which calves in the spring. All the forage is home grown and includes grass and wholecrop silages. TMR feeding is backed up with in parlour cake and herd replacements are pool reared on the estate. Superb facilities provide excellent working conditions and include:


  • 5yr old 20/40 De Laval parlour
  • ACR's and in parlour feeding
  • Envirobed mattress bedded cubicles
  • Loose housed calving yard
  • TMR feeding
  • In house relief
  • Superb estate support structur

The Job:

  • To be responsible for the day to day management of the dairy unit
  • To be responsible for the welfare and management of both the milking herd and dry stock.
  • To ensure all stock are cared for to the highest standards of husbandry in accordance with the Herd Health Policy
  • To be responsible for the control of lameness / routine foot trimming, heat detection and calving etc.
  • To ensure the cows are milked in accordance with farm policy including frequency and cell count / bactoscan management.
  • Record keeping

Accommodation:

3-bedroom detached house on the unit with double glazing and gas central heating. The house also benefits from a large private garden and will be free from rent, rates and council tax.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please call Trevor Jolley on 07766 912481


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Position:

Senior Herdsperson

Location:

Gloucestershire 

Reference:

TJweb706 

Cow Numbers:

500

We have an interesting new contract vacancy for an exceptional herdsperson to join this award winning herd in Gloucestershire. The 500 cows are milked on two units with all freshly calved and open cows (230) being housed and milked together. This will require a highly motivated and attentive individual with advanced skills in reproduction management. The herd is milked x3 / day with a dedicated team of in house night milkers and the NMR recorded yield currently is in excess of 10500ltrs. The parlour and facilities are under 2 years old and include:


  • 32 /32 Fast Exit Westfalia parlour
  • Auto ID, milk meters and ACR's
  • Backing gate and sand bedded cubicles
  • Locking yokes for reproduction work
  • Handling pens, race and crus

We expect this position to involve morning milking every day and then 2 or 3 midday mikings to allow for the reproduction work to carried out. There will be up to 60 bulling heifers on the unit at any one time housed with locking yokes and these will need breeding with the aim of calving at 23 months. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of successful AI and foot trimming, be a natural stockperson and competent with compact yard machinery for cubicle management. If you have the all-round skills required and would like to work with exceptional cows in superb facilities we can offer the right package - regular and reliable relief, an attractive 4-bed detached c/h & d/g house free from rent, rates and c/tax and a salary to reflect the importance of the position.


The Farm:

The farm extends to 750 acres with the main enterprise being the 500 Pedigree cows. A total mixed ration is fed with a variety of ingredients added to the home grown grass and maize silage. This is very carefully prepared and delivered as no parlour feeding is used. The herd is split so the 230 freshly calved cows are milked and bred on one unit and the dry and calving cows are on the other unit 1 mile away.


  • All year round calving
  • 32/32 Fast Exit Westfalia with ACR's
  • Sand bedded cubicle housing
  • Backing gate, auto ID
  • Easy operating handling facilities
  • Interherd and NMR recordin

The Job:

  • To be responsible for the day to day management of the unit.
  • To be responsible for the welfare and management of the milking herd and the bulling heifers.
  • To be responsible for the breeding of cows and heifers.
  • To ensure all stock are cared for to the highest standards of husbandry in accordance with the Herd Health Policy.
  • To be responsible for the milking in accordance with farm policy including frequency and cell count / bactoscan management
  • AI, foot trimming and record keeping.

Accommodation:

A 4-bedroom detached house with central heating and double glazing is situated on the unit. It has a large garden and a garage and will be free from rent, rates and council tax.


Remuneration:

An excellent package is on offer for the right candidate to include generous salary and regular time off (in house relief).


Contact:

For an informal discussion please call Trevor Jolley on 07766 912481


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Position:

Herdsperson/Assistant Herdsperson

Location:

Worcestershire 

Reference:

BFweb704 

Cow Numbers:


A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join an expanding organic dairy business currently milking 400 cows near Evesham in Worcestershire. Due to expansion, there is a new opportunity to join the enthusiastic and passionate father, son and Herdsman team to help carry out the day-day running of 400 mainly cross bred cows on an organic, gazing style system. A total of 400 cows are split into spring & autumn block calving groups and are milked through a 22:22 Westfalia parlour. Grassland is managed on a rotational grazing system with good tracks and infrastructure. The successful candidate will have experience in a similar role and help out with the following duties; milking, calving, heat detection & serving and grassland management / budgeting. Someone who is keen, enthusiastic and a good communicator as well as having a willingness to learn are also essential qualities for this role. In return for your efforts we offer a highly competitive salary, regular time off and a lovely 2 bedroom house in the village within walking distance of the farm, free from rent and council tax.


The Farm:

The modern and progressive organic farm comprises of 700 acres currently carrying 400 milking cows plus replacements. The use of extended grazing is paramount on the farm which has an excellent network of cow tracks.


There are excellent facilities on the farm for both staff and cows. Key farm facts are:


  • Spring block (200) & Autumn (200) calving
  • Modern 22:22 Westfalia parlour
  • ACRs
  • Feeders
  • Cubicles for 400 milking cows
  • Excellent handling facilities
  • Foot trimming crush
  • Cow tracks
  • Self-feed silage
  • Telehandle

The successful candidate will work alongside the full time working father & son and herdsman, as well as part-time tractor drivers.


The Herd


The herd consists of a mixture of Friesian X Jersey and Holstein X Norwegian Red X Fleckvieh cows yielding on average 7,000 litres. Cows are split between a spring block calving herd and an autumn block calving herd, both of which are grazed for as long as the weather dictates (late Feb - early Nov) and are housed in cubicles during the winter when grazing is not possible.


Feet & Fertility


Feet are addressed partly in-house and partly with the use of external contractors with regular foot bathing as required taking place on the cows. Insemination of the cows is carried out in-house. Tail painting and observation are key management features during this period. Cows are grazed whenever possible and buffer fed in the summer (dry farm) and winter when housed. It's the farms' intentions to go to self-feed silage in the future to minimise the labour / machinery required to feed the cows. Regular grass measuring takes place on a weekly basis. All data is inputted onto software to give a grass wedge. Approximately one tonne of concentrate is fed per cow per year.


The Job:

An enthusiastic herdsperson / assistant herdsperson is required to work alongside mainly the existing herdsman to help carry out the day-day running of the herd and share some responsibility for running this expanding dairy unit.


Main tasks are as follows:


  • Help with grass measuring and paddock management
  • Milking and dairy tasks
  • Scraping
  • Calf feeding
  • Herd health and fertility
  • Stock husbandry tasks
  • GF

The Person


You need to be a conscientious herdsperson who has a willingness to learn about block-calving systems. The successful candidate will have previous experience in a similar role and have high standards with a particular eye for attention to detail. Someone who is enthusiastic and a good communicator as well as a willingness to take responsibility are essential qualities for this role.


Accommodation:

The accommodation available is a lovely house in the village within walking distance of the dairy unit and has the following features:


  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Garden
  • Central heatin

Remuneration:

In return for your efforts we offer a highly competitive salary, regular time off and accommodation free from rent and council tax.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please call Ben Furnival on 07551 123045


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Position:

Assistant Herdsperson/Tractor Driver

Location:

Wiltshire 

Reference:

SOweb703 

Cow Numbers:

350

We have a contract vacancy for an assistant Herdsperson/tractor driver to be part of a family dairy farm, near Tisbury in Wiltshire. A dairy herd of 350 Holstein/Friesians milked 2x through a Fullwood 16 x 32 swing over herringbone parlour with ACR's auto ID, and excellent handling facilities. Cows are housed in cubicles with mattress and straw beds, with spacious straw yards for dry and close up groups. Heat time collars are used with Alta retained to breed all the cows, regular vet routines and a contract foot trimmer along with NMR recording is carried out for this herd that supplies some milk for on farm ice cream. The appointed person will be required to take instructions from the senior herds person have the ability to relief milk, take care of young stock and be able to TMR feed and operate safely the equipment used around the dairy including a telehandler and quad bike. A one bed flat is available that would suit a single person to go along with a competitive package offered to the successful candidate.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please call Steve Owens 07981 771320.


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

North Shropshire 

Reference:

BFweb701 

Cow Numbers:

250

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to carry out the day-day running of a progressive autumn block calving herd of mainly Friesian x Jersey cows in north Shropshire near Market Drayton. We require a very enthusiastic and versatile Herdsperson to manage the day-day running of the herd and staff and maximise the amount of milk obtained from grazed grass. The farm has fantastic modern facilities which make it a very efficient place to work The herd is milked through a recently installed 30:60 parlour with batch feeders; grazed for as long as the weather dictates and are housed in cubicles during the winter where they are fed a mixture of grass silage and blend. Regular grass measuring takes place on a weekly basis to give a grass wedge. The successful candidate will be a very enthusiastic person who leads by example and has very high standards in whatever they do. They must also have previous experience on a similar farm and be able to think for themselves and motivate and organise staff. In return for your efforts we offer a highly competitive salary with bonus schemes, regular time off and accommodation free from rent and council tax. The accommodation available is a lovely 4 bed family home opposite the farm which is double glazed.


The Farm:

The modern and progressive farm comprises of 400 acres currently carrying 250 milking cows plus replacements. The farm has made significant investment over the past few years resulting in excellent facilities and working environment for both staff and cow.


Key farm facts are as follows:


  • Recently installed Fullwood 30:60 parlour
  • ACRs
  • Milk meters
  • Auto ID
  • In-parlour batch feeders
  • Manual shedding gate
  • Autumn block-calving
  • Excellent cow housing
  • Cubicles fitted with mattresses - bedded with saw-dust / lime
  • Excellent handling facilities
  • Foot trimming crush
  • As well as the owner who works full-time on the farm there is a calf rearer / relief milker. The herd currently consists of 250 mainly Friesian x Jersey cows which are in a tight 11 week autumn block (August - Oct) yielding around 7,000 litres. All replacements are reared in-house with many beef calves also being reared on-farm. It is the farm's aim to maximise the amount of milk they can get from forage and have aspirations to get 4,000 litres from forage alone.


    Current milk quality is as follows:


  • 130 Cell count
  • 25 Bactoscan
  • Milk is sold to Belton's for cheese makin

Pro-active foot trimming is currently carried out by an external contractor with all reactive foot problems addressed in-house. The herd is also regularly foot-bathed. Fertility is very good on the farm with all heat detection being carried out in-house and external contractors currently being used for insemination. Cows are grazed for as long as the weather dictates on a paddock system and are housed in cubicles during the winter. Regular grass measuring takes place on a weekly basis to give a grass wedge. During the winter, cows are housed and fed a mixture of grass silage and blend. Supplementary cake is also fed through the parlour as and when required.


The Job:

A competent and experienced herdsperson is required to carry out the day-day running of the herd and help manage and motivate existing staff on the farm alongside the existing owner.


Main tasks are as follows:


  • Milking
  • Grazing management
  • Fertility management
  • Foot trimming
  • Help manage herd health
  • Record keeping
  • General stock husbandry tasks
  • General farm wor

You need to be a self-motivated and accomplished herdsperson who is able to think for themselves and run all elements of a modern dairy herd. Someone who is a good decision maker and willing to be dedicated to animal health and welfare as well as a good communicator with other staff are essential qualities for this role. A proven track record in a similar position is also essential for this role.


Accommodation:

In return for your efforts we offer a highly competitive salary with bonus schemes, regular time off and accommodation free from rent and council tax. The house available is a beautiful house opposite the farm with the following features:


  • 4 bedrooms
  • Large garden
  • Storage heaters
  • Wood burning stov

Contact:

For an informal discussion please call Ben Furnival on 07551 123045


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Position:

Assistant Herdsperson

Location:

Cornwall 

Reference:

HHweb699 

Cow Numbers:

300

We have a fantastic opportunity for a forward thinking individual looking to progress their career to join an established team on a very well-run unit in Cornwall. This is a very exciting time to join as both planning and funding have been secured for a brand new, green field, dairy unit construction of which will begin this coming summer to include housing for the 300 cows, robots to milk around 100 and a parlour to milk the rest as well as handling, calving, feed areas and silage clamps.


The Farm:

The farm runs to approx. 235 HA and comprises permanent pasture and grass leys for grazing and conservation together with maize and a combinable crop area. The herd calves in 2 x 12 week blocks the first in February and the second in August. All replacements are reared on farm and sexed semen is used on the heifers. Current facilities include:


  • 15 / 30 Waikato parlour with feeders
  • Sawdust bedded cubicles
  • 2x calving blocks
  • Full TMR feeding
  • Good handling facilities
  • Good tracks, fencing and water
  • CIS milk recording and computer records
  • In house relief

The Job:

To be responsible for 3 afternoon milkings on weekdays and all milkings EOW. Some additional milkings may be required at busy times and to cover holidays.


  • To support our herd manager in the running of the unit.
  • To assist with mastitis and SCC control and management, milking equipment maintenance and parlour hygiene.
  • To be responsible for the delivery and presentation of the TMR including operation of telehandler.
  • To assist with the welfare and management of both the milking herd and dry stock.
  • To ensure all stock are cared for to the highest standards of husbandry in accordance with the Herd Health Policy
  • To assist with the control of lameness / routine foot trimming, heat detection and calving etc.
  • To assist with calf rearing and all youngstock tasks
  • Maintain statutory records and assist with data collection

Accommodation:

A two bedroom terraced house in a village location near the farm is available for the right candidate and will be free from rent, and council tax.


Remuneration:

An excellent package is on offer for the right candidate to include a salary that reflects the importance of the position and regular time off.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please call Henry Hare on 07531 335294


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

Southampton 

Reference:

JPweb697 

Cow Numbers:

240

An excellent new contract opportunity for a herdsperson to join a committed family business on an LKL contract as a result of a well planned retirement on the farm. This is a well established herd of 240 cows calving in a tight autumn block, the herd is bunker fed and milked through a modern 24:24 parlour with auto ID and shedding.


The herd is housed in the winter on spacious loose yards and grazes a surrounding grassland area during the season.


Key points to the position are:


  • Managing fertility and breeding of an block calving herd
  • The responsibility of commercial milk production.
  • The chance to join an enthusiastic and dedicated farming team.
  • Opportunity to pursue the highest standards of herd care, performance and health

We are also able to offer with this position very competitive remuneration package with 90 days off per year, and a well-equipped 3-bedroom house free from rent rates and council tax on the unit. If you are looking for a professional, rewarding role which will value your strengths; please contact James Picot on 07802 596633.


The Farm:

The unit on the home farm is part of a family farming business, with a further dairy unit and arable operation. Silage is made on the ground further away, with maize and short-term leys. The unit comprises of a well maintained parlour and dairy, with a 24:24 Westphalia parlour, DTL with ACR's auto ID and shedding. With collecting yard, cow handling and calving area all well laid out on this compact unit. Maize/grass silage is in feed troughs and the cows are loose housed. Calving is in an autumn block from September to December; this is a commercial herd of 240 cows on a breeding programme of non extreme Holstein crossed with Brown Swiss and Swedish Red, with yields expected to remain at around 8000 litres; the aim is to continue the system and performance.


Accommodation:

A 3-bedroom house will be available on the unit, free from rent rates and council tax. It is near the unit.


Remuneration:

Subject to age and experience. This is a 275-day contract, with therefore 90 days off per contract year.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please call James Picot on 07802 596633


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Position:

Experienced Herdsperson

Location:

Yorkshire 

Reference:

RSweb695 

Cow Numbers:

150-200

We require an experienced and skilled herdsperson to work alongside an existing father and son team on an expanding dairy farm near Whitby in Yorkshire. The farm has recently invested heavily in buildings and grazing infrastructure and will be installing a new parlour in the summer / autumn, which is when they will be increasing numbers from 150 - 200. Key responsibilities will include milking the high yielding herd, foot trimming, AI (pref), herd health & fertility, general stock husbandry tasks and the day-day running of the cows. The herd is calved with a heavy autumn bias and is achieving 4,000 litres from forage with an average yield of 9,000 litres from the mainly Pedigree Holstein cows. The successful candidate will have a proven track of excellent stockmanship, milking and foot trimming, be a good communicator and able to work well in a team. In return we offer a competitive salary with bonus schemes, lovely cottage in a local village, free from rent and council tax and the opportunity to be a key part in a successful and progressive business.


The Farm:

The progressive farm comprises of a total of just over 300 acres currently carrying 150 milking cows plus replacements. The farm is going through a period of expansion and capital investment with an extension to the main cow shed now complete the farm is ready to move up in numbers to 200. A new parlour will be built in the summer to complete this stage of expansion and will create a well-designed modern dairy farm.


Key farm facts are as follows:


  • New Parlour - September 2014
  • 16:32 or 20:40


    ACRs


    Milk meters


    In-parlour feeders


    ADF


    Rubberised floor


    Auto shedding


    Auto foot bath


    Race


    Heat time


  • Modern machinery
  • TMR mixer wagon
  • Autumn bias calving
  • Excellent cow housing
  • Cubicles fitted with mattresses - bedded with saw-dust
  • Excellent handling facilities
  • Foot trimming crush
  • Excellent cow tracks
  • Staffing


    The owners are a father and son team who both currently work full-time on the farm, there are also relief staff for weekends and calving.


    The Herd


    The herd currently consists of 150 mainly Pedigree Holstein cows yielding 9,000 litres. The farm maximises the amount of milk they can get from forage and are averaging around 4,000 litres from forage alone.


    Calving takes place AYR with a heavy autumn bias. All replacements are reared in-house with beef calves sold locally.


    Current milk quality is as follows:


  • 150 Cell count
  • 25 Bactosca

Milk is sold to a local milk processor on a liquid contract


Feet & Fertility


Feet are pro-actively and routinely trimmed and rarely use external help, all reactive problems are also addressed in-house by the existing team. Regular foot bathing takes place of all the cows when they leave the parlour. Fertility is currently identified and carried out in-house with the help of 'Heat Time'.


Nutrition


Cows are grazed during the summer months on a paddock system off sleeper tracks and fed TMR during the winter (and also as a buffer when required). Nutritional advice is carried out in house as the owners son has a background in this area.


The Job:

A competent and experienced herdsperson is required to work with the existing team.


Main tasks are as follows:


  • Milking
  • Foot trimming
  • AI (Pref)
  • Record keeping
  • Help manage herd health and fertility
  • General stock husbandry tasks
  • Day-day running of her

The Person


You need to be an experienced herdsperson who is willing to carry out a number of different tasks and fit in with the existing team. Someone who is enthusiastic and a good communicator are essential qualities for this role.


A proven track record of stockmanship is a must for this position as well as milking and foot trimming experience.


Remuneration:

In return for your efforts we offer a highly competitive salary with bonus schemes, regular time off and a lovely cottage in a local village, free from rent and council tax.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please call Rob Stephenson on 07557 920255


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Position:

Assistant Herdsperson

Location:

Carmarthen 

Reference:

SOweb694 

Cow Numbers:


We have a contract vacancy for an assistant Herdsperson on a 450 acre dairy farm 10 miles East of Carmarthen in West Wales. This herd of AYR calving 250 pedigree Holsteins yielding above 9,000 litres on 2 x milking is milked through a new fully automated Fullwood 16 x 32 swing over parlour with ACR's, Back flush, Auto ID and in parlour feeding, coupled with excellent handling facilities. Cows are housed in auto scraped cubicles with a mix of sand, sawdust and mattress beds, a straw yard is used for fresh and special needs cows. All young stock are retained for replacements, being run with an Angus bull for 1st calf. The appointed person who should be looking to advance their career within dairy farming will be required to milk alternate weekends and afternoons, and assist with all other stock operations, to include fortnightly vet routines, calf rearing and foot trimming under the direction of the farmer. A driving licence is essential and a new exceptional 1 bedroom fully expensed furnished apartment is available on the unit to go along with a competitive salary.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please call Steve Owens 07981 771320


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

Berkshire 

Reference:

AGweb692 

Cow Numbers:

550

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Herdsperson to join the day team on a modern well equipped dairy unit in Berkshire. This large diverse Estate extends to some six thousand acres farmed in hand of which the 550 cow dairy unit is an integral part of the business. The high yielding herd of Fr/hol cows are milked 3x daily (separate night team) through a De Laval 40/40 Rapid Exit parlour fitted with ADF, cubicle housed on mattresses and auto scraped. The person required will have had some previous large dairy herd experience within a similar environment and will understand the importance of attention to detail and working to protocols. AI and Footrimming experience is an advantage. The position offers first class working conditions, together with an excellent remuneration package to include a 2/3 bed c/h d/g house within easy walking distance of the unit, plus very generous time off.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Andrew Gassor on 07778 634429


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Position:

Assistant Herdsperson

Location:

Horley, Surrey 

Reference:

JPweb691 

Cow Numbers:

330

A contract vacancy has arisen for an enthusiastic, ambitious person to complete a two-man team. We seek a reliable herdsperson with a solid dairy background looking to progress their career by assisting with the day to day routine and management of a 330-cow herd on a recognised tight autumn block calving, forage based system. The herd is cubicle housed, with easy-feed grass/maize silage fed as self feed and in mangers, with concentrates fed in the 3 year old 20:40 DTL parlour. There is the opportunity for the successful applicant to join a large, well known dairy farming family business, focussing on fertility, quality milk production from forage/grazing, and have an input with the youngstock, with the added benefit of support from a depth of experience within this committed farming operation. The unit has undergone significant investment over recent years including new cow accommodation; in addition to the excellent facilities and a first class work environment, the job also offers an attractive, 3 bedroom cottage in excellent decorative order on the unit, free from council tax, rent and rates along with a very good income, and regular time off. If you can pride yourself on stockmanship, would enjoy a diverse role and being part of a dedicated team and want to develop your career within a progressive, secure dairy business to a high standard; please contact James Picot on 07802 596633 for more details.


The Farm:

The unit is part of a large farming operation, approximately 750 cows in three herds, on units that are fairly close together. The farms are all well equipped and maintained. The owners are all actively involved in the running of the farms. The unit comprises of a 20:40 herringbone parlour, DTL with ACR's. The dairy facility is about 3 years old, and in excellent working order. The silage clamps/feeding area and new cubicle housing complete the facilities and provide a good working environment and stress free cow flow. 330 Friesian/Holstein cows block calved over 10 weeks from the end of August. Yields are approaching 7000 litres/cow and the focus of production is margin/litre and overall profit. The team are involved in the unit as a whole; making the role varied and broad. The overall livestock unit also has the bulling heifers housed here for two of the units.


Accommodation:

3 bedroom chalet style cottage, with one bedroom down stairs, in first class order with fitted kitchen, large lounge, dining room, a good-sized bathroom and a double garage. The cottage is in excellent condition, and has a very nice garden. It is on the unit, in a pleasant spot on the farm grounds. The cottage has double-glazing and central heating and is free from rent, rates and the farmer pays the council tax.


Remuneration:

Subject to negotiation, depending on age, experience and time off option. 76 days per contract year as a minimum with various options available.


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Position:

Tractor Driver

Location:

Herefordshire 

Reference:

RSweb688 

Cow Numbers:

700

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to become part of a successful expanding dairy business near Bromyard in Herefordshire. The farm has made significant investment over the past few years resulting in outstanding facilities and working environment. An opportunity has arisen for an experienced tractor driver to carry out slurry and FYM movement and application. The farm has its own umbilical system which you will be in charge of and has modern Claas tractors and telescopic handlers. You will be responsible for the accurate application of all muck, maintenance of equipment and relief diet feeding of the dairy herd. The successful candidate will need to be a self-motivated and enthusiastic individual who has extremely high standards with a particular eye for attention to detail and be able to think for themselves and solve problems. Someone who is a good decision maker and a good communicator with other staff are essential qualities for this role. In return for your efforts we offer a highly competitive salary with bonus schemes, regular time off and a 2 bed centrally heated flat <2 miles from the farm free from rent and council tax.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please call Rob Stephenson on 07557 920255


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

Haverfordwest, West Wales 

Reference:

SOweb686 

Cow Numbers:

450

We have a contract vacancy for a Herdsperson to take leading role in a team milking a flying herd of 450 Hol/Fr cows expanding to 700 yielding in excess of 10,000 litres on 3x milking on a family farm in West Wales. This herd is AYR calving, TMR fed and milked through a 20 x 40 GEA swing over herringbone parlour with ACR,s, cluster flush, auto ID, and backing gate. Housing consists of sand cubicles, with dry cows calving off farm and returned to be milked. Milking's are undertaken at 1am, 9am and 5pm and the appointed person will be required to milk at 9am and afterwards be responsible for cow management, for example sort cows for the regular foot trimming contractor, dry cows off, treat any problem cows and take control of improving the herd cell count and help to reduce the incidence of mastitis cases. Breeding is carried out by Genus RMS, with the resulting calves sold shortly after birth, and all replacements bought in. A good house will be provided along with a competitive package to attract the right candidate.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please call Steve Owens 07981 771320.


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Position:

Head Herdsperson

Location:

Lancashire 

Reference:

ILweb682 

Cow Numbers:

330

We required a professionally minded and dedicated head herdsperson to undertake the day to day care of a 330 cow unit close to Lancaster, Lancashire. Working alongside the owners and heading up the team, you will undertake milkings, fertility work alongside RMS, foot trimming, herd health and welfare, general husbandry tasks and daily record keeping. You will undertake the day to day management tasks and work closely with the vets, consultants and advisors to achieve the optimum from the cows and be a driving force in moving the dairy forwards. The farm enjoys a mix of modern and traditional buildings, the herd being cubicle housed, fed a TMR ration plus to yield in the 18/36 parlour, with low yielding group grazing in the summer. The successful candidate will have exceptional cow and people skills, be a good communicator and relish the challenges of heading up a modern herd of cows. You will have a proven track record in a similar role and have strong attention to detail and an eagerness to be a part of the farm business for the long term, being a crucial element of its future. In return we offer a competitive salary plus bonus schemes, regular time off and accommodation close to all local amenities.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Ian Lindsay on 07802 596869


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Position:

Relief Milker

Location:

Marlborough 

Reference:

GWGweb679 

Cow Numbers:

300

Required for 100 days per annum to help milk a 300 cow herd, a mixture of weekends and mid-week days will be required. Milked through a new 20:40 parlour and calved in two blocks, Autumn and Spring. No accommodation, but good rates of pay available.


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Position:

Pig Stockperson

Location:

Lancashire 

Reference:

ILweb678 

Cow Numbers:

350

We require an experienced pig stock person to join the team on a forward thinking and progressive 350 sow unit near Blackpool, Lancashire. Working amongst the team and alongside the owners your focus will primarily be in the farrowing unit undertaking stock and husbandry tasks, care and welfare of the sows and piglets, general farm work and record keeping being a key part of the team and aiding the farm in its plans of expansion over the coming year. The successful candidate will have experience in a similar role, have excellent animal and stockmanship skills as well as being a good team player. Your attention to detail will be first class with a hard working but flexible attitude. In return we offer a competitive salary, regular time off and the opportunity to be part of an expanding farm business.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Ian Lindsay on 07802 596869.


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Position:

Head Herdsperson/Manager

Location:

Central Scotland 

Reference:

ILweb673 

Cow Numbers:

500

We require a professional and dedicated head herdsperson to take on the day to day responsibility for a 500 cow Montbeliarde herd near Balfron, Central Scotland. The forward thinking unit - one of three within the farm business - enjoys up to date facilities including a four year old delaval parlour, cubicle housing and a mix of both modern and traditional buildings. The housed herd calves all year round and is achieving excellent yields, fertility and milk hygiene levels and is milked three times per day. Working alongside the owners, vets and consultants, you will head up the team with a hands on approach undertaking milkings (approx 10 per week, AM & Mid) herd health and welfare, fertility work and foot trimming. You will also undertake daily record keeping and give the farm owners the information they need and aid them in their decisions. Besides the obvious herd and stock skills you will be an excellent communicator, motivator of the multi-national workforce and have excellent attention to detail. In return for you efforts you will receive a competitive salary plus bonus schemes, regular time off and accommodation free from rent and council tax. Currently there is a two bedroom cottage available however a range of housing options may be presented to the successful candidate. The farm is situated less than 25 minutes from Glasgow in the stunning Loch Lomond region with excellent local facilities and schools in the area.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Ian Lindsay on 07802 596869.


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Position:

Poultry Unit/Production Manager

Location:

West Africa 

Reference:

ILweb672 

Cow Numbers:


We require a highly professional and experienced person to join the European management team on a large poultry unit near Benin City, Nigeria. Our client, currently Nigeria's largest integrated meat producer, has a commitment to expand the operation into Sub-Saharan Africa's largest, in line with the rapidly expanding populations of western Africa - the successful candidate will be a major driver in reaching this goal. Working alongside the operations manager, other senior staff and UK based representatives and consultants you will head up all aspects of production from breeding stock and hatchery to finished birds going into the processing plant, working closely with all unit managers and the sales team to ensure demand is met and quality expectations are surpassed. You will be responsible not only for efficient growth rates and marketable finished weights but also flock health and welfare being able to impart your excellent stockmanship skills to the local workforce ensuring that the farm implements the highest standards in all that it does. You will have a sound working knowledge of the technicalities of modern poultry production, nutrition, flock health and welfare, bio security coupled with excellent people management skills. The successful candidate will have experience in a similar role, a proven track record in poultry enterprise management and excellent communication, business and people skills coupled with a flexible approach. Ideally you will have previously worked in sub Saharan Africa but international experience, especially outside of Western Europe would be highly desirable, however an understanding of differing cultures is a must. You will receive a high level of support both from the owner's representatives in Nigeria and their UK based team who will regularly be on site. In return for your efforts we offer a rewarding package including a highly competitive salary with return flights to and from the UK plus serviced accommodation on site.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Ian Lindsay on 07802 596869.


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

Derbyshire 

Reference:

RSweb667 

Cow Numbers:

280

We require an experienced and skilled herdsperson to work alongside the existing team on a progressive dairy farm 10 miles north of Derby in the stunning Peak District. Key responsibilities will include milking the high yielding herd, foot trimming, calf rearing, herd health & fertility, general stock husbandry tasks and some tractor work. The farm has a modern 30:30 Fullwood parlour with; in-parlour feeders, auto ID, ACRs, milk meters and ADF to milk the 280 Holstein cows yielding 9,000 litres. The farm has a mixture of modern and traditional buildings to house the milking herd, with youngstock being reared on a separate unit under a mile from the farm. The successful candidate will have a proven track of excellent stockmanship, milking and foot trimming. They will also be a good communicator and able to work well in a team. In return we offer a competitive salary with bonus schemes, 3 bed accommodation, within a mile of the farm in a small village close to all local amenities, free from rent and council tax and the opportunity to be a key part in a successful and progressive business.


The Farm:

The modern and progressive farm comprises of a total of 300 acres carrying 280 milking cows plus youngstock. The farm has been long established with significant capital being invested in the farm over the past few years in buildings and a new parlour to make this a thoroughly modern farm to work on with great conditions for both staff and cows.


Key farm facts are as follows:


  • Fullwood 30:30 parlour
  • o ACRs


    o Milk meters


    o In-parlour feeders


    o Auto ID


    o ADF


    • AYR calving
    • Excellent cow housing
  • Cubicles fitted with mats and mattresses - bedded with lime and sawdust
  • Loose housing for post calving cows
  • Excellent handling facilities
  • Foot trimming crush
  • Modern machinery
  • TMR mixer wagon
  • Staffing


    As well as the owner who work on and manages the farm, there is a full-time worker and reliefs on the farm.


    The Herd


    The herd currently consists of 280 mainly Holstein cows yielding 9,000 litres.


    Calving takes place all year round and all replacements are reared on-farm with beef calves mainly being sold locally.


    Current milk quality is as follows:


  • 160 Cell count
  • 14 Bactoscan
  • Milk is sold to a local dairy on a liquid contract.


    Feet & Fertility


    Feet are pro-actively trimmed using external help, but all reactive problems are addressed in-house. Regular foot bathing takes place of all the cows when they leave the parlour. Fertility is currently identified and managed using Genus RMS.


    Nutrition


    Low yielding cows are grazed during the summer months and fed TMR during the winter. High yielding cows are housed and TMR fed all year round. The diet consists of the following:


  • Grass
  • Maize
  • Wholecrop
  • Brewers Grains
  • Blend
  • Vits & Mins
  • Nutritional advice is carried out with the help of an external nutritionist.

The Job:

  • A competent and experienced herdsperson / assistant herdsperson is required to work with the existing team. Main tasks are as follows:
  • Milking
  • Foot trimming
  • Record keeping
  • Help manage herd health and fertility
  • Scraping
  • De-horning
  • Calf feeding
  • General stock husbandry tasks
  • General farm wor

You need to be a very flexible person who is willing to carry out a number of different tasks and fit in with the existing team. Someone who is enthusiastic and a good communicator are essential qualities for this role.


A proven track record of stockmanship is a must for this position as well as milking and foot trimming experience.


Remuneration:

In return for your efforts we offer a highly competitive salary with bonus schemes, regular time off and a lovely 3 bedroom house within a mile of the farm, free from rent and council tax.


Contact:

For an informal discussion regarding this vacancy or other queries please contact Rob Stephenson on 07557 920255


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Position:

Relief Herdspersons

Location:

Nationwide 

Reference:

AE 

Cow Numbers:


RELIEF HERDSPERSONS NEEDED NOW!


We urgently require relief herdspersons on various


assignments throughout the UK


  • Top rates paid on a weekly basis
  • Travelling expenses
  • Accommodation provided
  • Paid holiday for employees
  • More flexibility when you work
  • A chance to see the country whilst earning money!

For long/short term assignments


Call Adrian on 01722 323546 / 07824 480196


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Position:

Trainee Herd Manager

Location:

South West 

Reference:

HHweb575 

Cow Numbers:


Are you an aspiring herdsperson looking to make your way in dairy farming? Do you have 3-5 years experience to possibly include a college course? Are you looking to further your training so you can climb to the upper echelons of this exciting, fast paced industry? If you can answer yes to these questions then we are keen to talk to you. We currently have opportunities available in the South West for such people to take on full time positions on exceptionally well managed farms where you will become an integral member of the team, being involved in milking, yardwork, calving, calf rearing and fertility with an ever increasing involvement in herd health to include foot trimming and mastitis control. In addition, you will have the chance to join the Dairy Management Academy, a joint initiative, run by LKL, Promar International and Genus Breeding, which is about to enter its 4th year and aims to train future herd managers to run the ever expanding herds being developed globally. Each position comes with the scope for promotion within the same farm, on farm accommodation and a salary reflecting experience. If you have drive and ambition combined with a passion for dairy cows and a thirst for knowledge please call Henry Hare on 07531 335294 for a confidential, informal chat to find out more about the positions on offer and the DMA.


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Position:

Commodity Traders

Location:

Wiltshire 

Reference:

Countrywide 

Cow Numbers:


Countrywide is one of the leading UK businesses in the supply of products & advice to the rural community. We are a fast-expanding Company with a clear strategy of where we are going and how we are going to get there. To support these growth plans we are seeking to expand and strengthen our Agricultural Trading Team.


Commodity Traders


We are seeking to recruit Commodity Traders to join the team based in Amesbury, Wiltshire. The role requires highly motivated and driven people with a great attitude, in return you will receive training to obtain the appropriate skills and knowledge to provide expert advice on our extensive range of Agricultural products. You will develop our existing and potential customer base by demonstrating a real desire to achieve and exceed both company and personal targets which is an integral part of the role.


Successful applicants will be those who demonstrate a determination to succeed, have a proven track record and have a real empathy for the farming sector.


We offer a competitive salary, attractive bonus, benefits, training, good working conditions, pension and the chance to be part of an exciting and progressive team.


If you genuinely believe you have the appropriate skills to succeed as a trader then, please email your CV to cdelf@countrywidefarmers.co.uk


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Position:

Dairy Management Academy Herd Managers of the future required.

Location:

Now recruiting for the third intake, places available Scotland and SW England. Excellent Farms - Excellent Job - Excellent Training. 

Reference:

ILweb96 

Cow Numbers:

HAVE YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A DAIRY MANAGER OF THE FUTURE?

Promar International, in partnership with Genus Breeding and LKL Services are seeking to recruit promising herd managers of the future. We have agreed a programme of training over a two year period, to deliver excellence in transforming capable young herd staff into managers of staff and livestock for large scale dairying. We currently have a number of dairy farmers looking for ambitious staff to fulfill these posts. In addition, this training will also be available to existing herd managers in post with their current employers.


Contact:

For more information please apply to Ian Lindsay, LKL Services on 07802 596869 ( HYPERLINK "mailto:ian.lindsay@lkl-service.co.uk" ) or Henry Hare LKL (henry.hare@lkl-services.co.uk), Services on 07531 335294


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Telephone: 01722 323546
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