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Position

Location

Reference

Cow Numbers

Stockman/Tractor Driver

Horsham, West Sussex

JPweb899

Working Herd Manager

Cumbria

ILweb898

400

Herdsperson

Audlem, Cheshire

BFweb897

270

Herdsperson

Shrewsbury, Shropshire

BFweb896

600

Calf Rearer

North Shropshrie

BFweb895

600

Stockperson/Tractor Driver

Nr Oxford

TJweb894

300

Herdsperson

Amberley, West Sussex

JPweb893

180

Herdsperson

East Sussex

JPweb892

220

Assistant Herdsperson

Cheshire

RSweb891

300

Herdsperson

Cumbria

ILweb890

200

Herdsperson and Assistant Herdsperson

Stafford, Staffordshire

BFweb889

700 Cross breeds

Ambitious Herdsperson

Central Sussex

JPweb885

350

Relief Night Milker

Berkshire

AGweb847

600

Experienced Milker

Reading

SASCweb887

500+

Herdsperson

Dorset

HHweb886

General Farm Worker

South Ayrshire

HWweb879

220

Herdsperson

North Cornwall

TJweb877

230 Pedigree Cows

Enthusiastic Couple to Milk

Nantwich, Cheshire

RSweb871

350 cows

Herdsperson

Somerset

SOweb869

400 cows

TMR Operator / Dairy Farm GFW

Lancashire

ILweb867

350 cows

Assistant Herdsperson

Carmarthen, Wales

SOweb862

300

Herdsperson

Shrewsbury, Shropshire

BFweb860

750

Herd Manager/Herdsperson

Newcastle-Under-Lyme

BFweb859

260

Herdsperson

SW Scotland

HWweb856

750

Trainee Herd Managers

South West

HHweb781

Dairy Farming Apprenticeships "Learn as you earn!"

Nationwide

JPweb779

Relief Herdspersons

Nationwide

AE

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:

Stockman/Tractor Driver

Location:

Horsham, West Sussex 

Reference:

JPweb899 

Cow Numbers:


A medium size beef suckler and sheep farm are looking for a team member. Calving and tractor experience essential on this family farm. £26,000 per annum with a house available.


Contact:

For further information please contact James Picot on 07802 596633.


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Working Herd Manager

Location:

Cumbria 

Reference:

ILweb898 

Cow Numbers:

400

We require a professional minded and dedicated herd manager to head up the team on a modern and progressive farm near Cockermouth, Cumbria. The modern unit boasts an 18/36 parlour with all the usual aids, modern buildings and excellent handling facilities. The pedigree herd calves all year round and is accomplishing excellent milk hygiene and milk quality levels, is fed a TMR diet and low yielders are grazed in the summer months. Working alongside the owners and closely with vets, nutritionists and consultants you will inspire and motivate the team around you, undertake some milkings, herd health, record keeping A.I, foot trimming and have day to day responsibility for taking the herd forwards. You will have a proven track record in a similar role, demonstrate good people management skills, a passion for the dairy cow and the drive to achieve targets given. In return we offer a competitive salary with bonus schemes, accommodation free from rent and council tax and the opportunity to be a key part and driver of an expanding dairy farm business.


The Farm:

The 500 acre farm enjoys modern facilities including a 18/36 dairymaster parlour with great cow flow, auto ID, dump line, auto wash, milk meters with excellent handling facilities close to hand served by an auto shedding gate. The farm is well mechanised and enjoys both modern and traditional buildings. A forward thinking and well invested dairy business.


Staffing


At team of 3 full-time staff are currently in place with extra part time/relief people when needed plus the working owners.


The Herd


The 400 cow pedigree Holstein herd calves all year round and averages 8500ltrs. The cows are cubicle housed on mattresses and envirobed in light airy sheds with wide passages and auto scrappers. Cell counts are typically 140 - 160, bactoscans 18 - 22 with a current calving index of 405 days. The aim would be for the cows to achieve 9,000ltr average whilst maintaining the current quality averages of 4.19% butterfat and 3.36% protein. Milk is sold on a solids basis.


Feet & Fertility


Feet are good with regular foot bathing as part of the routine, the farm use a foot trimmer for routine procedures. Genus RMS currently undertakes fertility work and sexed semen has been used with success on heifers.


Nutrition


The herd is fed a true TMR diet with no in parlour feeding currently. Cows are grouped and fed according to lactation stage, freshly calved, high yielders and low yielders; the low group are grazed during the spring and summer months. The general TMR consists of grass and whole crop silages, straights and vits and minerals.


The Job:

Working alongside the owners you will undertake the day-to-day management of the herd. You will lead and inspire the team, put into place the farm protocols and practices and look to improve on the already excellent performance levels. You will undertake a portion of milkings, herd health, vet and med tasks, foot trimming, A.I alongside Genus RMS, record keeping and general preventative practices. You will work closely with the owners, vets and consultants and be a key driver in taking the herd forwards. You will have a proven track record in a similar role demonstrating how you have improved things on previous herds. You will have a professional and cow minded attitude capable of challenging yourself, the cows, owners and the unit. You will work well under and thrive on the pressures of modern herd management. Highly motivated and self-managing you will be a strong team player and leader with good communication skills.


Accommodation:

Family sized accommodation is currently being sought by the farm and details will be available in due course.


Remuneration:

A competitive salary with bonus schemes, regular time off, and the accommodation is free from rent and council tax with the opportunity to make your mark within a well- run farming business.


Contact:

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


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

Audlem, Cheshire 

Reference:

BFweb897 

Cow Numbers:

270

We require a skilled and experienced herdsperson to carry out the day-day running of a herd on a traditional dairy farm near Audlem, Cheshire. Key responsibilities will include milking through a 24:24 parlour, herd health & fertility, feeding using a Keenan, bedding, scraping and general farm work and record keeping. The successful candidate must either have a proven track record in all these areas or be willing to learn. A rang of experience will be looked at this role.


The Farm:

The farm comprises 270 milking cows plus replacements. The farm has a mixture of both modern and traditional buildings.


Key farm facts are as follows:


  • 24:24 Fullwood parlour
  • ACRs
  • Milk meters
  • In-parlour feeders
  • Foot bath
  • Semi TMR
  • AYR calving
  • Excellent cow housing
  • Good handling facilities
  • Cubicles fitted with mats - bedded with saw-dust & lime
  • Foot trimming crush
  • New telescopic handler
  • Keenan mixer wagon
  • New Holland tractor
  • Staffing


    As well as the owner there are part time staff on farm.


    The Herd


    The herd currently consists of 270 Holstein cows yielding over 8,500 litres.


    Calving takes place all year round and all replacements are reared in-house with beef calves sold locally. However, the herd will become a flying herd with all cows being inseminated with British Blue (fertility plus) straws.


    Current milk quality is as follows:


  • <150 Cell count
  • 20 Bactoscan
  • Milk is sold to Muller on a liquid contract


    Feet & Fertility


    Feet and Fertility are addressed in-house and prevention rather than cure is very much the preferred method with all reactive cases being treated in-house as well as pre-drying off and regular foot bathing taking place on all the cows. Fertility is very good on the farm with a calving index of approximately 390 days. All AI is currently carried out in-house with the additional use of sweeper bulls.


    Nutrition


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


  • Grass silage
  • Maize silage
  • Brewers Grains
  • Blend
  • Vits & Min

Nutritional advice is carried out externally.


The Job:

A competent, experienced and dedicated herdsperson is required to work with the cows on a daily basis.


Main tasks are as follows:


  • Milking
  • Foot trimming (not essential)
  • AI (not essential)
  • Help manage herd health and fertility
  • General stock husbandry tasks
  • Feeding using Keenan
  • Bedding and scraping
  • General farm wor

The Person


You need to be a very competent herdsperson who is able to think for themselves and run all day-day 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 are essential qualities for this role.


Training will be provided for those applicants with lesser experience.


Contact:

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


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

Shrewsbury, Shropshire 

Reference:

BFweb896 

Cow Numbers:

600

We require an enthusiastic, driven and determined individual who has prior experience or has the willingness to learn about the grazing system on our client's extremely progressive farm near Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Key responsibilities will be milking, grassland management and measuring grass, record keeping, liaising with the herd manager, vets and other consultants, general farm work and calf rearing.


You need to be a very enthusiastic person with a passion for grazing cows and utilising milk from grass. Experience of calving and calf rearing is a benefit. Being a flexible person who is willing to carry out a number of different tasks and fit in with the existing team is essential for the successful candidate. Good communication skills are also essential qualities for this role. In return for your efforts we offer a highly competitive salary with bonus schemes, regular time off and a choice of accommodation on the farm free from rent and council tax.


The Farm:

This is a very progressive farm with superb infrastructure. Comprises of towards 1000 acres carrying 600 spring calving jersey cows with tracks and paddocks leading to a superb ring fenced grazing platform.


The farm is recognised locally and nationally as having one of the finest Jersey herds. Grassland management is pivotal to this farms success and they are members of various discussion groups and regular attendees at most grazing conferences which helps them improve their skills further.


Key farm facts are as follows:


  • 50 point rotary
  • Spring calving
  • Cubicles fitted with mattresses
  • Modern machinery including New Holland tractors and Manitou
  • Excellent handling facilities
  • Foot trimming crus

Staffing


You will be responsible to the herd manager on a day to day basis and will with the other full time staff on the farm.


The Herd


The herd currently consists of 600 Jerseys, which are focused on milk from grass. Attention to grassland management is key with regular grass measuring taking place and accurately recorded. Calving takes place in a tight spring block with outside assistance provided to cover calf care during this time.


Replacements are contract reared off site.


Feet & Fertility


All feet and fertility is addressed in-house. Due to the excellent state of all tracks on the farm, feet problems are not a huge issue, although if there are any problems, these are addressed in house. Fertility is very good on the farm with a calving index of approximately 365 days. All AI is carried out by the existing Herdsman with Jersey bulls running with the herd.


Nutrition


Cows are grazed for 9 months of the year on a paddock system. During the winter, some buffer feeding takes place in the form of silage and maize


All grassland management is carried out in-house with the whole team being involved in grazing strategies and management.


The Job:

A competent and enthusiastic individual who is either interested in learning about grazing systems or who has prior knowledge of the system is required to work with the existing herd manager and owner and to help progress the herd.


Main tasks are as follows:


  • Milking
  • Calving
  • Calf Rearing
  • Grass Management
  • Scraping
  • General stock husbandry tasks
  • General farm wor

The Person


The keys to this role are enthusiasm, dedication and passion for grazing cows. Experience of calving and calf rearing is important to help with the dynamics of the team. Being a flexible person who is willing to carry out a number of different tasks and fit in with the existing team is essential for the successful candidate. Good communication skills are also essential qualities for this role.


Experience of the grazing system is not essential and training will be provided, but an appetite to learn and progress in the dairy sector is a must. There are limitless opportunities at this farm for the right person!


Accommodation:

There is a choice of accommodation available on the farm, including farm cottages or farm bungalow.


Remuneration:

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


Contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Ben Furnival on 07551 123045


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Calf Rearer

Location:

North Shropshrie 

Reference:

BFweb895 

Cow Numbers:

600

We require a skilled and experienced calf rearer to carry out day-day duties on a very progressive spring calving farm near Market Drayton. Key responsibilities will include; feeding colostrum, feeding powdered milk, bedding and watering calves, illness detection and treatment, weaning calves. The successful candidate must have a proven track record or a willingness to learn in all these areas and be able to work as part of dynamic and motivated team, reporting to the herd manager where necessary. In return we offer a competitive salary with bonus schemes, and the opportunity to be a key part in a successful and progressive family business.


The Farm:

The modern and progressive farm comprises of a grazing platform of approximately 600 Acres, with some of the land used for out wintering on fodder beet.


The farm has a herd of Friesian x Jersey cows which graze across the extensive 'ring-fenced' platform which is linked by a fantastic infrastructure of sleeper tracks. Grassland management is pivotal to this farms success and they are members of local discussion groups and regular attendees at most grazing conferences to help them improve their skills further.


Whilst being a spring grazing farm there are excellent buildings on site.


Key farm facts are as follows:


  • Spring calving
  • Modern 44:88 parlour
  • Backing gate
  • Excellent handling facilities
  • Foot trimming crush
  • Excellent cow tracks
  • Cow housing
  • Staffing The successful candidate will work alongside the herd manager and support staff and also meet with the herd owners where necessary. The Herd


    The herd currently consists of 600 Friesian x Jersey cows yielding around 4,500 litres. Only a small amount of concentrate is fed when buffering is required at each end of the growing season, so the majority of the milk is from grass.


    Calving takes place in a tight spring block starting in early February and finishing in April. Heifer calves are reared on farm. The whole herd is dry from mid-December until February.


    Current milk quality is as follows:


  • <200 Cell count
  • 25 Bactosca

Milk is sold locally to Arla on a solids contract.


Feet & Fertility


All feet and fertility is addressed in-house. Due to the excellent tracks on the farm, feet problems are not a huge issue, although if there are any problems they are addressed by the existing staff. Fertility is also very good on the farm with empty rates down towards 10%. All AI is carried out by the existing herd manager in conjunction with the use of sweeper bulls. Chalking is used for heat detection along with observation.


Nutrition


Cows are grazed for up to 10 months of the year on a paddock system. During the winter the dry cows are 'out-wintered' on root / forage crops and some buffer feeding takes place if grass growth is poor.


All grassland management is carried out in-house with the whole team being involved in grazing strategies and management


The Job:

A competent and enthusiastic individual who is looking to progress their career on an excellent forward thinking farm. Prior experience of New Zealand grazing system is a benefit but not essential. The person is required to manage the calves for approximately 4 months during a tight calving block. Key responsibilities will include.


  • Feeding calves colostrum and powdered milk
  • Moving calves
  • Bedding and watering
  • Sickness treatment and administration of medicines
  • Weanin

The Person


You need to be a very enthusiastic person with a passion for calves. You will need to be an ambitious person who is able to use their initiative.


Remuneration:

In return for your efforts we offer a highly competitive salary with bonus schemes.


Contact:

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


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Stockperson/Tractor Driver

Location:

Nr Oxford 

Reference:

TJweb894 

Cow Numbers:

300

We have a contract vacancy for a stockperson / tractor driver to join the team on a modern dairy unit just outside Oxford with 300 cows producing milk for Waitrose. One of the primary roles will to be involved with the daily routine on the unit which will include mixing and feeding the TMR together with clamp and feed store management, bedding cubicles and straw yards, scraping. This role will also require stockmanship skills to a high standard as all youngstock are off lying at another set of buildings. During the spring and summer there will be a need for tractor / field operations on the arable enterprise to include corn and straw carting and field work . The successful candidate must be experienced in the operation and maintenance of a Telehandler and be willing to do some relief milking. An appreciation for dairy cows and early mornings is also required for this role. A rent and council tax free 2 bedroom house is available on the unit c/w central heating and garden.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Trevor Jolley on 07766 912481


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

Amberley, West Sussex 

Reference:

JPweb893 

Cow Numbers:

180

We have a contract available on a mixed farm family business situated on the picturesque South Downs. The farm has recently undergone a considerable investment programme throughout the facilities providing the cows with excellent cubicle housing, feed area and handling. The vacancy involves taking day to day responsibility for the management for the 180 cow pedigree herd, with yields around 9,000 litres per cow calves from August to January. There is TMR feeding and an emphasis on milk from grass as soon as turnout allows. This is a very solid family business with a positive, cheerful approach to everything they do, offering excellent support to a team player who will share the same high standards of dairy hygiene, quality milk production, the livestock welfare and record keeping. An excellent three bedroom cottage in a lovely location in the grounds of Amberley Castle is available to the successful applicant as well as quality time off and excellent remuneration. This as an excellent career opportunity on a farm committed to the future.


The Farm:

This is a family owned farm of 1500 acres, with about 450 acres of arable, Suckler Herd and Beef enterprises rearing all stock to finishing. There is 250 acres of permanent pasture, some extensive grazing and 80 acres of rotated leys close to the dairy unit. The unit has excellent new cubicle housing with sand beds and covered TMR feeding. The parlour is a 18:18, DTL with ACR's and flushing system; everything is functional and well kept. There are approximately 180 pedigree cows, calving from Mid August to December, with yields in the region of 9000 litres. The cows are Friesian/Holstein type, on TMR feeding when housed, with an emphasis on milk from forage in the grazing season.


Accommodation:

There is a very spacious 3-bedroom house available. It is about one mile from the dairy unit, in a pleasant spot on the grounds of Amberley Castle. The house is in excellent condition and is available free from rent, rates and council tax.


Remuneration:

Subject to negotiation and experience. 80 days per contract year.


Contact:

If you would like further details please contact James Picot on 07802 596633 for more details.


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

East Sussex 

Reference:

JPweb892 

Cow Numbers:

220

We have available a position for a competent, responsible herdsman on a 400-acre progressive family farm in Sussex.


  • There are 220 Friesian/Holsteins with yields in excess of 10,000 litres.
  • Feeding is semi TMR with "out of parlour feeders".
  • Cubicle housing.
  • A first class 24:24 rapid exit Westfalia parlour with ADF, autowash, backing gate and auto I.D./shedding system.
  • Autumn/winter calving with "Heat time" installed

With committed support available, this position offers excellent working conditions and the opportunity take a leading role in a dedicated, well organised team looking to continue the success of this herd. We can offer an excellent remuneration package, with regular time off and a first class 4-bedroom house with CH and double-glazing, located on the farm.


The Farm:

The farm is tenanted, and has been farmed by the same family for several generations. This is a 400 acre mainly grassland farm, with 170 acres of maize. The unit comprises of a well-maintained 24:24 rapid exit parlour with ADF. There is a backing gate and auto wash system. This is a spacious unit, with a good handling facility incorporating auto ID and shedding, linked to the "Heat time" system. The system incorporates the use of out of parlour feeders. Calving in a autumn/winter block, this is a well looked after herd, with yields over 10,000 litres. The cows are very well bred Holstein/Friesian type, with excellent temperament. The cows are semi- TMR fed; the ration is maize and grass silage with additional straights. The concentrate element of the ration is fed by out of parlour feeders.


Accommodation:

There is a 4-bedroom house available. It is close to the unit and has a very nice, good-sized garden. There is a fitted kitchen, central heating, double glazing and it is well decorated. The house is provided free of rent, rates and council tax.


Remuneration:

Subject to age and experience. This is a 285-day contract, with therefore 80 days off per contract year.


Contact:

If you would like further details of this position, please contact James Picot on 07802 596633


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Assistant Herdsperson

Location:

Cheshire 

Reference:

RSweb891 

Cow Numbers:

300

We require a keen and enthusiastic assistant herdsperson to help run all elements of a modern and progressive dairy farm between Tarporley and Nantwich in Cheshire.


Key responsibilities will include:


  • Helping with the day-day running of the high yielding organic herd
  • Milking
  • Scraping
  • Bedding
  • Herd health & fertilit

The farm has a recently installed a rubberised 30:30 parlour with; ACRs, milk meters, auto ID, auto shedding gate and backing gate to milk the 300 Pedigree Holstein cows yielding 9,000 litres. Modern cow housing and new machinery make this a very efficient farm with excellent working conditions.


The successful candidate must have previous experience, be able to think for themselves, be self-motivated and be able to work alongside the rest of the farm staff on this successful farm.


In return we offer a competitive salary with bonus schemes, local single accommodation, 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 please contact Rob Stephenson on 07557 920255


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

Cumbria 

Reference:

ILweb890 

Cow Numbers:

200

We require an experienced herdsperson to join the team on a modern 200 cow unit near Carlisle, Cumbria. The farm has enjoyed investment in facilities and infrastructure over the last few years with continued developments planned in terms of new cubicle housing and other buildings. The herd is milked through a 25/50 rapid exit parlour fitted with auto ID, ACR's and clusterflush. Cows are fed a true TMR diet of grass silages, blends and straights. Working alongside the current team you will take responsibility for the day to day running of the herd undertaking milkings, herd health and fertility work and daily record keeping. AI and foot trimming certificates would be highly advantageous but a hard-working, cow minded approach is a must. In return for your efforts you will receive a competitive salary plus bonus schemes and regular time off. Accommodation options will be available to the successful candidate if required.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Ian Lindsay on 07802 596869


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Herdsperson and Assistant Herdsperson

Location:

Stafford, Staffordshire 

Reference:

BFweb889 

Cow Numbers:

700 Cross breeds

BRAND NEW SET UP!


We require an enthusiastic, driven and determined individual who has prior experience or has the willingness to learn about the grazing system on our client's extremely progressive farm near Stafford, which will from Spring 2015 operate across two units with the herd milked through a 30:60 Waikato and 40:80 Waikato. Key responsibilities will be milking, grassland management and measuring grass, record keeping, liaising with the herd manager, vets and other consultants, general farm work and calf rearing.


You need to be a very enthusiastic person with a passion for grazing cows and utilising milk from grass. Experience of calving and calf rearing is a benefit. Being a flexible person who is willing to carry out a number of different tasks and fit in with the existing team is essential for the successful candidate. Good communication skills are also essential qualities for this role. In return for your efforts we offer a highly competitive salary with bonus schemes and regular time off. There is possible long term share farming opportunities available to the right candidate.


The Farm:

This is a very progressive farm with superb opportunities. The farm is currently running 450 cross bred cows through one parlour. However from spring 2015 there will be a brand new set up which will allow the herd to increase to over 700 cows milked through the current 30:60 Waikato and a 40:80 Waikato currently in construction. Comprises of towards 870 acres carrying 700 spring calving jersey cows with tracks and paddocks leading to a superb ring fenced grazing platform.


Grassland management is pivotal to this farms success and they are members of various discussion groups and regular attendees at most grazing conferences which helps them improve their skills further. The share farmer has spoken at various conferences and is well known and regarded in the industry.


Key farm facts are as follows:


  • 30:60 and 40:80 Waikat
  • Spring calvin
  • Cubicles fitted with mattresses for 200 cow
  • Modern machinery including John Deere tracto

Foot trimming crush.


The Job:

Staffing


You will be responsible to the herd manager on a day to day basis.


The Herd


The herd currently consists of 450 cross breds, which are focused on milk from grass. Attention to grassland management is key with regular grass measuring taking place and accurately recorded. Calving takes place in a tight spring block with outside assistance provided to cover calf care during this time.


Replacements are grazed off the farm, returning for out wintering on farm on fodder beat, kale and baled silage. Heifers are then calved down as part of the main block.


Feet & Fertility


All feet and fertility is addressed in-house. Due to the excellent state of all tracks on the farm, feet problems are not a huge issue, although if there are any problems, these are addressed in house. Fertility is very good on the farm with a calving index of approximately 365 days. All AI is carried out by the existing Herdsman with Jersey and Friesian bulls running with the herd.


Nutrition


Cows are grazed for 10 months of the year on a paddock system. During the winter, some buffer feeding takes place in the form of silage and fodder beat on the feed platform through the winter months. Cows are also milked off beat during the later parts of lactation.


All grassland management is carried out in-house with the whole team being involved in grazing strategies and management.


The Role


A competent and enthusiastic individual who is either interested in learning about grazing systems or who has prior knowledge of the system is required to work with the existing herd manager and owner and to help progress the herd. NOTE: We require a herdsman and assistant herdsman, so all levels will be considered.


Main tasks are as follows:


  • Milkin
  • Calvin
  • Calf Rearin
  • Grass Managemen
  • Scrapin
  • General stock husbandry task
  • General farm work

Remuneration:

In return for your efforts we offer a highly competitive salary with bonus schemes, regular time off.


Contact:

For an informal discussion regarding this vacancy or any other queries please contact Ben Furnival on 07551 123045


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Ambitious Herdsperson

Location:

Central Sussex 

Reference:

JPweb885 

Cow Numbers:

350

We have an excellent opportunity for a herdsman with a vacancy to complete a 3 man LKL team on a 350 cow dedicated dairy farm. The herd is autumn block calving and the unit comprises of a rotary parlour, cubicle housing with self-feed silage and an extensive paddock grazing layout. This position will suit someone looking to further their career, who can work under their own initiative and is motivated by the challenge of achieving high yields from a forage based system.With this vacancy, we can offer either a two bedroom flat or a large farmhouse along with a 5 day week giving well above average time off and remuneration between £;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;32,000.00 and £;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;37,000.00 depending on age and experience.


Contact:

If you are interested and would like further details, please contact James Picot on 07802 596633 or our office.


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Relief Night Milker

Location:

Berkshire 

Reference:

AGweb847 

Cow Numbers:

600

An opportunity has arisen for a fourth person preferably with previous dairying experience to join our self-relieving team which carries out the evening/night milking operation on the 600 cow high yielding modern dairy unit at Yattendon Estate. We require a person that can be flexible with there working arrangements to cover holiday or other unavailability within the core team (although some regular shifts could be offered). The herd is milked through a 40/40 Rapid Exit parlour and cubicle housed, milking times are 8-45pm - approximately 1-15am for which we offer a good rate of pay based on per shift worked.


Contact:

To find out more information on this opportunity call Andrew Gassor on 07778 634429


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Experienced Milker

Location:

Reading 

Reference:

SASCweb887 

Cow Numbers:

500+

Experienced milker required on a 500+ cow herd near Reading. You will be milking as part of a team on a fully automated 50 point Rotary parlour. You must be experienced and have good stockmanship skills. There is a very nice mobile home available on site with all utilities paid for. Generous amount of time off and an excellent package is on offer to the successful candidate. The position is available with immediate effect.


Contact:

. Please ring Simon Collier on 07885 951 105 or send your CV and application form to the LKL office or email simon.collier@lkl-services.co.uk


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

Dorset 

Reference:

HHweb886 

Cow Numbers:


An excellent opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic herdsperson, looking to further their career in dairy, to work as part of an established team on a modern high input unit near Christchurch in Dorset. Cows are cubicle housed, TMR fed and milked through a 20/20 Westphalia parlour. We require a team player with a 'can do' attitude and a willingness to learn. In return we offer a competitive salary, regular time off, potential participation in the Dairy Management Academy and a 3 bedroom house on the unit.


The Farm:

North Hinton Dairy is one of two near-identical units on the privately owned Meyrick Estate near Christchurch in Dorset which has a significant arable acreage in addition to the cows. Cows are housed in a modern, well ventilated building with auto scrapers, troughs for TMR feeding and out of parlour feeders for top up. Milking is through a 20/20 Westphalia parlour with a well thought out handling area at the exit. Calving is batched into spring and autumn with cows yielding in excess of 9,000 litres. Calves are reared on farm in a purpose built shed then sent to a contract rearer, returning to the unit as bulling heifers.


The Job:

We require a well organised individual to work as the second person on the unit in support of our herd manger able to take charge on his days off. Your main duties will encompass milking, calving, foot trimming, AI, calf rearing, herd health and record keeping. The ability to do the TMR feeding on a relief basis would also be useful. Excellent stockmanship is essential for this role as is attention to detail. You will have some experience of a similar role but training can be given including potential participation in the Dairy Management Academy.


Accommodation:

A well appointed 3 bedroom house is available on the unit free of rent, rates and council tax.


Remuneration:

In return we offer a 290 day contract and a competitive salary.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Henry Hare on 07531 335294.


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

General Farm Worker

Location:

South Ayrshire 

Reference:

HWweb879 

Cow Numbers:

220

A cracking General farm Worker position is now available on a family run 220 cow dairy unit in South Ayrshire. This family business is keen to advance and grow and is looking to recruit an enthusiastic team to help them to achieve their goals. Attitude and values are key, you must be conscientious, cow friendly and a self-motivated individual who can work equally well alone as in a team. 16 x 16 DeLaval Parlour, ACR's & Auto ID. Cubicles: TMR Fed with a Shelbourne Reynelds Feeder wagon


Cows are housed through the winter months but outside from spring to autumn on a rotational grazing system. This position is ideal for someone with keen stockman ship, who enjoys working with cattle and driving tractors. Your day to day duties will involve feeding and working with young stock from 12 weeks old and the milking and dry cows. Relief milking will also be required. You must have a clean driving licence and be able to speak, read & write English. Currently there is no accommodation with this position, but for the right candidate accommodation will be sourced in the local village. This area is a lovely place to live with easy access to beaches, forestry walks, city and towns. There is a brand new primary school in the catchment area of the farm.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please call Heather Wildman on 07773 519995


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

North Cornwall 

Reference:

TJweb877 

Cow Numbers:

230 Pedigree Cows

Following a career move after 8 years we have a contract vacancy for a herdsperson to take responsibility for and assist with all aspects of the daily routine on this family farm just outside Wadebridge. Cows are calved all year round and are fed a total TMR and currently yield in excess of 8000ltrs on traditional grazing system. The unit has a modern Fullwood HB 16/32 parlour with ACR's, milk meters and ADF. A mixture of loose housing for fresh calvers and mattress/sawdust bedded cubicles with generous passage widths provide a comfortable environment for the cows. Cubicle bedding is automated with brush/dispenser. Duties will include milking, herd health, record keeping, foot trimming and AI would be an advantage. The package will include regular time off, salary to reflect experience and a rent/council tax free 4 bed-room detached house on the unit.


The Farm:

Tregawne Farm is home to a very well bred herd of 230 Ped cows that are CIS recorded and currently yield 8000ltrs. The farm extends to 500 acres and this area is entirely dedicated to forage production in the form of grass, maize and whole crop. Herd replacements will be all home reared. Significant investment over the last few years has allowed for this modern unit to be developed providing superb facilities.


  • All Year Round Calvin
  • Yields over 8000ltrs
  • 16/32 Fullwood HB parlour with milk meter
  • ACR's, ADF and backing gate
  • Sawdust and mattress cubicle housing &Total TMR feedin
  • CIS recorded and on farm computer records

The Job:

  • To be part of the day to day management of the dairy unit
  • To take responsibility for the welfare and management 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
  • To be responsible for the monitoring and 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
  • To maintain all statutory and managerial records on the farm computer
  • Youngstock and general stock work.

Accommodation:

A 4 bedroom detached house with large garden, c/h and d/g is available on farm 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, regular time off and good relief.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Trevor Jolley on 07766 912481


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Enthusiastic Couple to Milk

Location:

Nantwich, Cheshire 

Reference:

RSweb871 

Cow Numbers:

350 cows

We require a conscientious and enthusiastic couple to assist with milking and GFW on a high yielding dairy farm near Nantwich in Cheshire. Key responsibilities will include; carrying out one of the three milking's per day, herd health & fertility, general stock husbandry tasks, calf feeding and GFW. The farm has a 20:20 parlour with; ACRs, milk meters and feeders to milk the 350 Pedigree Holstein cows yielding 10,500 litres.


The successful couple will be energetic and have a proven track record in stockmanship and milking, be good communicators and able to work well in a team. In return we offer a competitive salary with bonus schemes, mobile home accommodation, free from rent and council tax and the opportunity to be a key part in a successful and progressive business.


Contact:

For an informal conversation, please ring Rob Stephenson on 07557 920255


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

Somerset 

Reference:

SOweb869 

Cow Numbers:

400 cows

We have a contract vacancy for an experienced herdsperson to take a lead role on a family managed farm in Somerset. The farm runs to 500 plus acres with a Holstein dairy herd expanding over 400 cows yielding above 10,000ltrs. The facilities being updated to suit modern Holstein cows that are TMR fed throughout the year, consisting of grass and maize silages with summer grazing. The appointed person will work closely with the assistants, and family, be capable of undertaking foot trimming, although a contractor will be used to undertake routine work, be competent with all stock tasks and be a team player.


A competitive package will be offered to the successful candidate, to include accommodation.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please call Steve Owens 07981 771320


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

TMR Operator / Dairy Farm GFW

Location:

Lancashire 

Reference:

ILweb867 

Cow Numbers:

350 cows

We require an experienced person to join the team on a modern and progressive 350 cow unit on the Fylde coast, Lancashire.


The farm has enjoyed investment over the last few years and continually strives to ensure that buildings, machinery and equipment are at their optimum for both the cow and the farm staff. The unit is well laid out and tidy and consists of a range of both modern and traditional buildings.


The role would entail feeding the TMR ration to all groups of animals ensuring that the diet advised is the diet received. Alongside this crucial task you would also undertake general farm work, machinery maintenance and stock work when called upon, with the possibility of occasional milking.


The successful candidate will have experience in a similar role, excellent attention to detail and take pride in all that he does. You will ensure that both the machinery and animals in your care receive the attention they need and you will be an excellent team player, fitting in and enhancing the current team.


In return for your efforts we offer a competitive package plus regular time off. Ideally the successful candidate will already be based in the area however accommodation options will be considered for those from further afield.


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:

Carmarthen, Wales 

Reference:

SOweb862 

Cow Numbers:

300

We have a contract vacancy for an assistant Herdsperson to be part of a family dairy farm, just North of Carmarthen in West Wales. The farm runs to 400 acres with 300 black and white autumn calving cows yielding 9,500 litres on 2x milking through a well maintained Westphalia 20 x 20 herringbone parlour with ACR's. A TMR consisting of grass silage and whole crop is fed with top up cake in the parlour. Sawdust and mattress cubicle yards are utilised, and good attention to detail is required to help maintain this already well managed herd that takes advantage of Genus RMS and an outside foot trimming contractor. An assistant that is willing to tackle all dairy tasks including some tractor and Bobcat driving, be able or willing to learn AI and foot trimming, and be involved with calf rearing as part of the routine. Accommodation off the farm is offered to go along with a competitive salary and every other weekend off.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please call Steve Owens 07981 771320


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

Shrewsbury, Shropshire 

Reference:

BFweb860 

Cow Numbers:

750

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a dedicated and enthusiastic herdsman on a very progressive farm in Shropshire. This modern unit includes a 60 point rotary, fantastic cubicle facilities for over 700 cows, excellent handling facilities and tremendous support buildings. The candidate will work with the herd manager, herd owner and support staff and be a key member in the continued development of this excellent farm. Key responsibilities will include milking, foot trimming, herd health & fertility, general stock husbandry tasks and helping with the day-day running of the cows.


The successful candidate will already have experience of milking and foot trimming, be a good communicator and able to work well in a team. Continued training and further education may be offered to the right candidate. In return we offer a competitive salary with bonus schemes, a choice of accommodation to suit your needs, free from rent and the opportunity to be a key part in a successful and progressive business.


The Farm:

This is a very progressive modern unit but retains the family farm feel!. The farm is currently in the early stages of erecting a 60 point rotary parlour, with excellent cubicle building and other support buildings. Land in excess of 750 acres is owned and rented. There are 750 Holstein cows and replacements.


Key farm facts are as follows:


  • 60 point Alfi-Millk parlou
  • Crush and rac
  • Excellent cow housin
  • Cubicles fitted with mats - bedded with saw-dust & lim
  • AYR calvin
  • Keenan feede
  • Telehandle

Staffing


The farm is an expanding business but still retains the family farm atmosphere with the herd owner actively involved in the day to day running of the farm with the herd manager. There are also two assistants.


The Job:

The herd currently consists of 750 Holstein cows yielding 8,000 litres on average with BF 4.3% and Protein 3.88.


Calving takes place all year round and replacements are reared in-house.


Current milk quality is as follows:


  • 175 Cell count
  • 30 Bactosca

Milk is sold to Joseph Heller.


Feet & Fertility


Regular foot trimming takes place and is all done in house as is the AI with straws being beef breeds with calves sold through local markets or collection centres. This is a flying herd.


Nutrition


Cows are grazed during the day in the peak summer months but housed at night and fed a full Semi-TMR including;


  • Grass silag
  • Maize silag
  • Wholecrop whea
  • Blen
  • Vits & Min

Nutritional advice is carried out by an external nutritionist.


The Role


An experienced and dedicated herdsperson is required to work with the cows on a daily basis.


Main tasks are as follows:


  • Milkin
  • Foot trimmin
  • Help manage herd health and fertilit
  • Calf and heifer rearin
  • General stock husbandry task
  • Vet, med & animal record keepin
  • Tractor and feeding wor

Remuneration:

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


Contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Ben Furnival on 07551 123045


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Herd Manager/Herdsperson

Location:

Newcastle-Under-Lyme 

Reference:

BFweb859 

Cow Numbers:

260

Up for a challenge!? If so here it is. This well renowned pedigree herd require a herdsmen/ herd manager who has a passion for improving yields. The herd is currently running at approximately 8500 litres which could be improved to achieve 10000 litres. The person will be an experienced stockman with a passion for pedigree Holstein cows. The herd are currently milked through a 20:40 Westfalia with ACR's and Cluster wash. The cows are fed a full TMR with some low yields out to grass in the day. A.I is supported by Genus RMS and foot trimming is maintained by a regular contractor. The successful candidate will already have extensive experience of milking, herd health, fertility and diet and will be actively involved in improving the herd. The person will be a good communicator and able to work well in a team. There is also an opportunity to be involved in the restructuring of the current staff and to bring in assistants. In return we offer a competitive salary with bonus schemes, a choice of accommodation to suit your needs, free from rent and the opportunity to be a key part in a long established family business.


The Farm:

The traditional farm comprises of 250 acres held on a long term tenancy with support land in excess of 150 acres. The farm has a mixture of modern and traditional buildings which carry 260 pedigree Holstein cows and replacements.


Key farm facts are as follows:


  • 20:40 Westfalia parlour
  • ACRs
  • Direct Line
  • In-parlour feeders
  • Crush
  • Excellent cow housing
  • Cubicles fitted with mats - bedded with saw-dust & lime
  • AYR calving
  • Keenan feeder
  • Telehandler
  • Straw blower / chopper
  • Superb machinery
  • Staffing - The farm is run by a mother and son team who work full-time on the farm with support labour in the form of a herdsman and two assistants.


    The Herd - The herd currently consists of 260 pedigree Holstein cows yielding 8,500 litres on average.


    Calving takes place all year round and replacements are reared in-house.


    Current milk quality is as follows:


  • 250 Cell count
  • 20 Bactoscan
  • Milk is sold to Muller.


    Feet & Fertility - Regular foot trimming takes place at the moment when required by an external contractor, but any reactive lameness is addressed in-house. Fertility has recently been taken over by Genus RMS in order to improve the calving index which is currently 450+ days.


    Nutrition - Cows are grazed during the day in the peak summer months but housed at night and fed a full TMR including;


  • Grass silage
  • Maize silage
  • Wholecrop wheat
  • Costic Wheat
  • Trafford gold
  • Straw
  • Blend
  • Vits & Min

Nutritional advice is carried out by an external nutritionist.


The Job:

An experienced and dedicated herd manager/herdsperson is required to work with the cows on a daily basis.


Main tasks are as follows:


  • Milking
  • Foot trimming
  • Help manage herd health and fertility
  • Calf and heifer rearing
  • Staff management
  • General stock husbandry tasks
  • Vet, med & animal record keepin

The Person


You need to be a competent 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 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.


Accommodation:

A choice of accommodation is offered which is free from rent and council tax.


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.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Ben Furnival on 07551 123045


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

SW Scotland 

Reference:

HWweb856 

Cow Numbers:

750

We have an exciting new contract vacancy for a self-motivated and experienced herdsperson to join a top dedicated team producing milk to the highest standards from this AYR calving herd of Holstein bred cows. This is an amazing opportunity for the right candidate; this business prides its self in being the best. We can offer excellent facilities in this recently built unit which provides superb working conditions and includes:


  • Strict operating protocols and procedures to ensure the highest standard is always achieved
  • Yields of 10,200lts milking 3 x a day
  • Housed 365 days
  • 24:48 parlours Fully automated
  • Auto ID, auto in parlour feeding and shedding gate
  • Sand bed cubicle

Have you the ability and willingness to accept a high level of responsibility and be a team leader? This position must be able to speak English and manage and lead a team, following the strict standard operating procedures that this farm runs by. You will be reporting directly to the dairy manager. This is an amazing opportunity for the right candidate; this business prides its self in being the best. We offer an exceptional package - regular and reliable relief, a salary and accommodation to reflect the importance of the position.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Heather Wildman on 07773 519995



Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Trainee Herd Managers

Location:

South West 

Reference:

HHweb781 

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, yard work, 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. This programme is enjoying unprecedented success and is now, increasingly, being demanded by the most progressive farmers recruiting herd managers with past graduates now in some of the industry's top jobs. We are about to enter the 5th year of running the course and aim 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.


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Dairy Farming Apprenticeships "Learn as you earn!"

Location:

Nationwide 

Reference:

JPweb779 

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We are pleased to have vacancies for our National Apprenticeship Scheme on farms over the whole country and invite applications from those looking to pursue a practical route into a rewarding career. You will have the scope to develop knowledge and skills observing and experiencing every aspect of modern herd care and management with training where needed and the full support of this dedicated scheme. We will provide you with a full-time formal apprenticeship position with a first class working environment; accommodation may be available in some instances. Coupled to that as part of your Apprenticeship you will attend Plumpton College in East Sussex for 4 residential weeks per year. In addition, trained LKL course assessor will visit you on farm to do on farm assessments and offer full support throughout the duration of your course. The scheme will run for 2 years in total, leading to a Level 2 Diploma in Agriculture. If you have a genuine interest in dairy farming and would make the most of this opportunity and would like more details; we would like to hear from you.


Contact:

Please contact James Picot on 07802 596633, james.picot@lkl-services.co.uk


Download an application form HERE


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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


Download an application form HERE


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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


Download an application form HERE


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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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