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Position

Location

Reference

Cow Numbers

Herdsperson

Shrewsbury, Shropshire

RSweb803

500

Herdsperson

North Wales/Cheshire

RSweb802

150

Herdsperson

North Yorkshire

RSweb801

170

Head Herdsperson/Manager

Wiltshire

SOweb800

350

Assistant Herdsperson

Blandford, Dorset

SOweb799

320

Herdsperson

North Shropshire/Staffordshire

BFweb798

220

Herd staff required

Scottish Borders

ILweb797

Heading towards 700 cows

Herdsperson

Hampshire

SOweb796

140

Herd Manager

Lewes, East Sussex

JPweb795

120

Herd Manager

North Shropshire/Staffordshire border

RSweb794

350

Herdsperson

Cheshire

RSweb793

300

Estate Maintenance Person

Wiltshire

GWGweb792

Herdsperson

Lincolnshire

BFweb791

300

Herdsperson

North Shropshire

BFweb790

220

Herd Manager

Cheshire

RSweb789

170

Assistant Herdsperson

Chester

RSweb788

240

Herdsperson

Cheshire

RSweb787

1,100

Graduate Position for Assistant Manager

RSweb786

Herd Manager

Exeter, Devon

HHweb784

260

Herdsperson

Appleby, Cumbria

ILweb782

350

Trainee Herd Managers

South West

HHweb781

Tractor Driver/Stockman

Lewes, East Sussex

JPweb780

120

Dairy Farming Apprenticeships "Learn as you earn!"

Nationwide

JPweb779

Herdsperson

Dorset

SOweb777

440

Specialist Calf Rearer and Youngstock Person

Somerset

TJweb776

850

Herdsperson

Cheshire

RSweb775

350

Herd Manager/Profit Share

Bideford, Devon

HHweb774

330

Herdsperson

Cumbria

ILweb773

240

Head Herdsperson

Wales

SOweb772

800

Experienced Herdsperson

Leicester

RSweb771

220

Assistant Herdsperson/Livestock Tractor Driver

Hampshire

AGweb770

Herdsperson

Reigate Surrey

JPweb769

300

Herd Manager

Berkshire

AGweb767

200

Assistant Herdsperson

Chester

RSweb766

230

Farm Foreman

Budleigh Salterton, Devon

HHweb755

Herdsperson

Oxfordshire

BFweb747

200

Stockperson

Wiltshire

AEweb745

500

Progressive and Ambitious Assistant Herdsperson

Cheshire

RSweb741

500

Looking for variety? General Farm Worker

Cumbria

ILweb735

Assistant Herdsperson

Scottish Border

ILweb722

200

Experienced Assistant Herdsperson

Penrith, Cumbria

ILweb719

300

Senior Herdsperson

Lancashire

ILweb708

350 cows

Head Herdsperson

Lancashire

ILweb682

330

Pig Stockperson

Lancashire

ILweb678

350

Head Herdsperson/Manager

Central Scotland

ILweb673

500

Poultry Unit/Production Manager

West Africa

ILweb672

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:

Herdsperson

Location:

Shrewsbury, Shropshire 

Reference:

RSweb803 

Cow Numbers:

500

We require an enthusiastic and experienced senior herdsperson to join an existing team of three young and enthusiastic individuals milking 500 cross bred cows on an organic New Zealand style grazing system.


The farm has a newly installed 24/48 swing-over parlour to milk the split spring and autumn block-calving cows, together with excellent handling facilities, paddock infrastructure, tracks and feed facilities.


You must be a team player who can support the working farm manager and existing team. You will undertake milking, grazing management, young-stock rearing, herd health. Accommodation is a 3 bedroom family home on the estate free from rent and council tax.


The Farm:

The newly created dairy business has recently been converted from an organic arable unit to an organic dairy unit. New infrastructure has been installed throughout the 1,000 acre grass farm to create good track and water networks to support the 500 mainly cross-bred milking cows and followers.


Milk from grass is the farms main aim, so an extensive paddock grazing system has been set-up.


Key farm facts are:


  • Spring block (300) & Autumn (200) calving
  • New 24:48 DeLeval parlour
  • Feeders
  • DuoVac
  • Excellent handling facilities
  • Foot trimming crush
  • RTV vehicle
  • Staffing


    The successful candidate will work alongside the full time working farm manager, herdsman and assistant herdsman. Additional relief staff are also employed when necessary.


    The Herd


    The herd consists of 500 mainly NZ Frisian x Jersey cows yielding approximately 4,500 litres.


    Calving is split into two tight 9 week spring and autumn calving blocks. Spring calving cows are grazed all year round with buffer feeding when required, whilst autumn calving housed are housed during the winter period.


    Winter forage crops are also grown and fed to a mixture of dry / youngstock throughout January and February.


    All replacements reared in-house. They are all out-wintered.


    Current milk quality is:


  • <250 SCC
  • <50 Bactosca

Milk is sold to a cheese maker on a solids contract.


Feet & Fertility


Feet are addressed partly in-house and partly with the use of external contractors when required with regular foot bathing as required taking place on the cows. Insemination of the cows is carried out in-house by the farm manager and herdsman. Tail painting and observation are key management features during this period.


Nutrition


Cows are grazed whenever possible and are buffer fed with silage when grazing reserves are low. Regular grass walks takes place to monitor grass reserves as well as growth rates. The farm is involved in a grazing group where bench-marking takes place, which the herdsperson would be involved in.


The Job:

An enthusiastic experienced senior herdsperson is required to work alongside the existing team.


Main tasks are as follows:


  • Milking (once a day) and all dairy task
  • Grass budgeting and allocatio
  • Calvin
  • Foot trimmin
  • Herd health and fertilit
  • Calve feeding and managemen
  • All stock husbandry task
  • Care and maintenance of the equipment use

The Person


You need to be an enthusiastic and conscientious herdsperson who has experience of working with large numbers of dairy cows ideally on block-calving systems. 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.


Remuneration:

In return for your efforts we offer a highly competitive salary, regular time off and a 3 bedroom family house on the estate free from rent and council tax.


Contact:

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


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

North Wales/Cheshire 

Reference:

RSweb802 

Cow Numbers:

150

We require a skilled and experienced herdsperson to carry out the day-day running of a herd of Friesian x MRI cows on a traditional dairy farm approximately 20 miles west of Chester in a stunning location. Key responsibilities will include milking the herd, foot trimming, AI (preferable), 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 modern 3 bed bungalow next to the farm very close to all 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 please contact Rob Stephenson on 07557 920255


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

North Yorkshire 

Reference:

RSweb801 

Cow Numbers:

170

We require a skilled and experienced herdsperson to carry out the day-day running of a herd of Holstein x Friesian x Swedish Red cows on a modern dairy farm between Richmond and Northallerton in north Yorkshire. Key responsibilities will include milking the herd through a modern parlour with auto ID, foot trimming, herd health & fertility and record keeping. The successful candidate must have a proven track record in all these areas.


In return we offer a competitive salary with bonus schemes, local 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:

Head Herdsperson/Manager

Location:

Wiltshire 

Reference:

SOweb800 

Cow Numbers:

350

We have a contract vacancy for an enthusiastic experienced Head herdsperson for a family dairy farm of 800 acres near Tisbury in Wiltshire. This herd of 350 Holstein/Friesians are milked 2x through a well maintained Fullwood 16 x 32 swing over herringbone parlour with ACR's auto ID, and excellent handling facilities. Cows are housed in cubicles with matts and straw beds, with spacious straw yards for dry and close up groups. Heat time collars are being switched over to Genus RMS to breed all the cows. Regular vet routines a contract foot trimmer along with external nutrition support being all part of maintaining a profitable unit. NMR milk recording is carried out and Inter-herd utilised with milk used for on farm ice cream. The appointed person will be a go ahead person who can take the herd and young stock forward without any supervision, is fully computer literate to maintain all records, while open to new ideas and technology. A 4 bed house or Flat is available on the unit.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Steve Owens on 0798 771320


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Assistant Herdsperson

Location:

Blandford, Dorset 

Reference:

SOweb799 

Cow Numbers:

320

We have a new contract vacancy for an assistant Herdsperson to assist the hands on owner with an autumn calving Frisian x Crossbred herd of 320 cows in Dorset. The herd is milked in a 24 x 24 Westfalia herringbone with ACR's, auto ID, and in parlour cake feeding. While housed cows have mattress and paper bedded cubicles and fed Grass and maize silage with fodder beet in feeders. The appointed person will be required to milk, wash down, scrape and bed up, do some night checks, pick up bulling cows, use a quad bike and assist with fencing during the summer. Accommodation on the farm is a good mobile home 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:

North Shropshire/Staffordshire 

Reference:

BFweb798 

Cow Numbers:

220

We require a skilled herdsperson to carry out day-day duties on a family run 220 cow unit between Market Drayton and Newcastle-under-Lyme on the Shropshire/Staffordshire border. Key responsibilities will include; milking, heat detection, calf rearing to weaning, de-horning, general farm labour, herd health, fertility and record keeping. The successful candidate must have a proven track record in all these areas. In return we offer a competitive salary with bonus schemes, a 3 bedroom house and the opportunity to be a key part in a successful and progressive family business.


The Farm:

Is a circa 500 acre holding focusing principally on milk from grass with cows housed in cubicles in the winter. There are currently 220 milking cows which is a closed herd with plans to expand in the future. There is an excellent, modern 16:32 parlour and with good handling facilities and cubicle sheds. Silage and maize is grown which is feed through the winter and as buffer feed during the summer.


Key farm facts are as follows:


  • 16:32 parlour
  • ACRs
  • Split Spring and Autumn bock calving
  • Cubicles fitted with mats Good handling facilities Crush & race
  • Modern machinery with telehandle

Staffing: The successful candidate will work alongside the herd owner and other full time staff and form an integral part of the team.


The Herd: This is an excellent herd of first and second cross Holstein and Friesian cows. Milk from grass is vital to the success of the farm, with sleepers providing access to the grazing platform split into paddocks. High yielders are also fed a buffer feed suring summer, with cows housed in during winter months. Calving is split 60:40 between Autumn and Spring blocks.


Feet & Fertility: Routine foot trimming is dealt with in-house with a bi-weekly visit from a foot trimmer. Fertility is managed through Genus.


Nutrition: Cows are housed in the winter and fed grass and maize silage.


The Job:

A competent herdsperson is required to assist the owner and current staff with the running of the farm. Main tasks are as follows: Milking Foot trimming (not essential) Help manage herd health and fertility Scraping De-horning Calf rearing General stock husbandry tasks General farm work Vet & Med record keeping Field work


The Person: You need to be a very good all round stockperson who is willing to carry out a number of different tasks. The person must have excellent communication and be willing to be part of highly motivated team.


Remuneration:

In return for your efforts we offer a highly competitive salary with bonus schemes, regular time off and a lovely three bedroom semi-detached house within walking distance of the farm.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Ben Furnival on 07551 123045


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Position:

Herd staff required

Location:

Scottish Borders 

Reference:

ILweb797 

Cow Numbers:

Heading towards 700 cows

Due to expansion we require experienced people to join the establish team at unit near Dumfries, South west Scotland. The modern and highly mechanised farm is heading towards 700 cows, milks 3 x per day and enjoys good levels of production and milk hygiene. Facilities on the farm include 2 side by side 20/40 dairy master parlours fitted with auto ID, ACR's, large collecting yards and handling facilities. The herd is cubicle housed and housed all year round.


We are seeking applicants to work amongst the herd undertaking milkings on a rota, general stock tasks, herd health work and youngstock work as well as general farm work. Previous experience is highly desirable although training in farm protocols and procedures will be given. A good attitude towards the animals in your care plus your fellow team members is a must as is strong attention to detail, excellent time keeping and good communication skills.


We ask that applicants from outside the UK have a basic level of English.


In return for your efforts we offer a competitive remuneration package to include accommodation and bonus scheme.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Ian Lindsay on 07802 596869


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

Hampshire 

Reference:

SOweb796 

Cow Numbers:

140

We have a new contract vacancy for a herdsperson to be involved with all aspects of the daily routine on this family farm just outside Fareham. This NMR recorded closed herd of pedigree Holsteins currently yield in excess of 10000ltrs and calve all year round. Duties will include milking, herd health, calf rearing, record keeping and yard work. Facilities include 10/10 Hosier parlour, circular collecting yard, sand bedded cubicle housing and TMR feeding. The successful candidate must share a passion with the owners for providing the very highest standards of husbandry, welfare and individual attention for these exceptional cows. The package will include good salary, regular time off and rent, rates and council tax-free accommodation which is a 4 bedroom detached house with central heating and large gardens on the unit.


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Position:

Herd Manager

Location:

Lewes, East Sussex 

Reference:

JPweb795 

Cow Numbers:

120

We are pleased to offer a vacancy which has arisen on a diverse family farming business in a well positioned part of East Sussex. The dairy unit comprises of a herd of 120 Pedigree Jersey cows being milked and housed on a unit open during afternoon milkings to the public. The herd grazes during the season and is TMR fed and loose housed during the winter.


This is a successful, commercial unit, and part of a large complex open to the public; with milk sales currently in the farm shop with plans to pasteurise and supply to local specialist outlets.


You will have the scope to develop your own initiative, covering every aspect of modern herd care and management with training where needed and the full support of the farm manager and family business. Coupled to that you will be presenting the industry to the public with an emphasis on quality stockmanship and husbandry skills; when needed, providing descriptions and answering visitor's questions.


We can offer a first class working environment, accommodation on the unit and remuneration based on experience. If you have a proven track record in the dairy industry and would relish this very responsible, high profile added dimension and would like more details; we would like to hear from you.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please contact James Picot on 07802 596633


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Position:

Herd Manager

Location:

North Shropshire/Staffordshire border 

Reference:

RSweb794 

Cow Numbers:

350

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced herd manager to run a large dairy unit with excellent facilities milking a total of 350 Pedigree Holstein cows near Market Drayton in Shropshire.


  • Modern 25:50 parlour with ACRs and electronic milk meters
  • Auto ID and auto in-parlour feeders
  • 8,000 litre herd average
  • Extensive modern cow housing
  • Modern hydraulic foot crush
  • Paddock grazing with excellent track infrastructure
  • AYR calving
  • TMR feedin

The successful applicant will be enthusiastic about cows and have a proven track record of excellent stockmanship and profitable milk production on similar systems. They will take responsibility for the day-to-day management of the herd and have experience of leading a team of staff. Computer literacy is necessary for record keeping and monitoring performance using herd management software.


In return for your efforts we offer a highly competitive salary, regular time off and a lovely 4 bedroomed farmhouse with central heating and a large family garden and outbuildings, which is on-farm, rent free and has the council tax paid.


The Farm:

This modern and progressive family-owned farm comprises some 550 acres, 360 acres of which make up the grazing platform surrounding the dairy unit, and the remaining 190 acres are two miles away and used mainly for maize production and cutting. The farm is stocked with 350 Pedigree Holstein cows plus 250 replacements.


The farm has continued to invest over the years and has excellent facilities for both staff and cows.


Key farm facts are as follows:


  • 25:50 parlour
  • ACRs
  • Electronic Milk Meters
  • Auto ID and Auto In-Parlour Feeders
  • Foot bath
  • Excellent handling facilities
  • Modern hydraulic foot trimming crush
  • Keenan diet feeder
  • JCB Loadall
  • AYR calving
  • Cubicles fitted with mattresses - bedded with saw-dust
  • Slurry separator
  • Staffing


    The farm runs with a full time herd manager working with a team of three, with relief and Contractors as required.


    The Herd


    The herd currently consists of 350 Pedigree Holstein cows yielding on average 8,000 litres.


    The World Wide Sires WMS Computer Mating Programme has been used for over ten years resulting in an outstanding home-bred herd.


    The milking cows are managed in 2 groups, with fresh-calved cows housed for a period and fed TMR. The later lactation in-calf cows are grazed over the summer months with buffer feeding as necessary. Dry cows are also housed.


    Calving takes place all year round and all heifers are reared on farm.


    Current milk quality is as follows:


  • 200 Cell count
  • 25 Bactoscan
  • Milk is sold to Muller Wiseman on a Tesco contract.


    Fertility & Feet


    Fertility is currently good on the farm with a calving index of about 410 days. Heat detection is visual with all AI currently being carried out by Genus.


    Regular foot trimming takes place on all the cows, which is currently carried out in-house using a modern hydraulic foot crush.


    Nutrition


    An external Nutritionist is used to advise on rationing.


    Computer controlled feeders are used to feed-to-yield in parlour, using Uniform Agri software.


    TMR is based on home-grown forages and includes:


  • Grass silage
  • Maize silage
  • Wholecrop/chopped stra

together with protein blend, molasses, minerals and other supplements as advised.


Grass paddocks are rotationally grazed using the farm's extensive track infrastructure.


The Job:

An experienced Herd Manager is required to lead the team and manage all day-to-day elements of this modern dairy business.


  • Main tasks are as follows:
  • Management of staff.
  • Milking and all dairy tasks.
  • Herd health and fertility.
  • All stock husbandry tasks, including foot trimming.
  • Calf and young-stock management.
  • Measuring and management of grass.
  • Care and maintenance of the equipment used.
  • Record keeping to Tesco standards.
  • Operating the farm computer and software.
  • Working with the Nutritionist, Vets, Agronomist and Farm Consultant.
  • Organising cropping and co-ordinating contractor

The Person


You need to be a conscientious Herd Manager who has experience of successfully managing large numbers of dairy cows on similar systems. They are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about cows and has a proven track record of cost effective milk production with excellent stockmanship, dairy hygiene, transition cow management and young-stock rearing, as well as experience of taking responsibility and managing a team of staff effectively. Computer literacy is necessary for record keeping and monitoring performance using herd management and grassland software. The successful applicant will relish the opportunity to improve herd performance over a broad spectrum of criteria, and to develop the farm's potential.


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.


There is a lovely family farmhouse on the dairy unit with the following features:


  • 4 large bedrooms
  • Large lounge
  • Large kitchen with adjoining family room
  • Family bathroom, and additional shower room
  • Oil fired central heating
  • Open fires & wood burner
  • Rural location, with nearby river and woodland
  • Family garden
  • Outbuildings and paddoc

Contact:

For an informal discussion please call Rob Stephenson on 07557920255


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

Cheshire 

Reference:

RSweb793 

Cow Numbers:

300

We require a self-motivated and accomplished herdsperson to run all elements of a modern and progressive dairy farm between Tarporley and Nantwich in Cheshire.


Key responsibilities will include:


  • Managing the day-day running of the high yielding organic herd
  • Milking
  • Foot trimming (electric crush)
  • AI
  • Herd health & fertility
  • Record keeping

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 on a similar farm, be able to think for themselves, motivate and challenge staff and work alongside the farm manager running this successful business.


In return we offer a competitive salary with bonus schemes, lovely on-farm 3 bed family accommodation, with garden, that is 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 farm is part of a large estate and comprises of 1,150 acres of which over 600 acres are able and the rest supports the 300 Organic dairy cows and replacements.


The farm has modern building and facilities and has enjoyed continued investment throughout the years.


Key farm facts are as follows:


  • 30:30 Westfalia parlour
  • ACRs
  • Auto ID
  • Milk meters
  • Backing gate
  • Rubberised
  • Organic
  • 'Heatime'
  • TMR
  • AYR calving
  • Excellent cow housing
  • Rubberised collecting yard
  • Cubicles fitted with mattresses - bedded with saw-dust & lime
  • Automatic scrapers
  • Electric Foot trimming crush
  • Auto foot bath
  • Staffing


    As well as the manager an assistant herdsman and youngstock rearer who work full-time on the farm there are also two full-time tractor drivers on the farm.


    The Herd


    The herd currently consists of 300 Organic Pedigree Holstein x Friesian cows yielding 9,000 litres.


    Calving takes place all year round and all replacements are reared in-house with beef calves sold locally. Milk for calves is pasteurised on-farm in one of the farms two pasteurisers.


    Current milk quality is as follows:


  • 185 Cell count
  • 15 Bactoscan
  • Milk is sold to Dairy Crest on a liquid contract


    Feet & Fertility


    Fertility is addressed in-house with the recent introduction of 'Heatime'. It is the farms aim to further reduce the calving index down from 430 to 400 over the next few years. All AI is carried out in-house. Regular foot trimming by a contractor takes place with all reactive cases being treated in-house using a new electric crush.


    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
  • Wholecrop
  • Maize meal
  • Rolled wheat
  • Sugar beet pulp
  • Beans
  • Oats
  • Yeasts
  • Vits & Min

Nutritional advice is carried out by an external consultant.


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
  • AI
  • Help manage herd health and fertility
  • General stock husbandry tasks
  • Vet, med & animal record keepin

The Person


You need to be a very 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 and AI experience.


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.


Remuneration:

The house available is a semi-detached house which is on-farm with the following features:


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Large family garden
  • New kitchen last year
  • Central heating

Contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Rob Stephenson on 07557 920255


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Position:

Estate Maintenance Person

Location:

Wiltshire 

Reference:

GWGweb792 

Cow Numbers:


A small Equestrian estate requires someone to keep an eye on the horses and undertake general maintenance duties as required. No special knowledge of horses is required. To also keep an eye on the owner's dogs and generally keep a beautiful estate looking clean and tidy. The hours are completely flexible from one hour per day to unlimited. A very pretty one bed cottage is available, which would suit a single person or possibly a couple, rent free. The applicant will be expected to pay council tax and utilities only. A generous hourly rate will be paid for all hours worked. This is a very flexible position and might suit someone looking for semi-retirement.


Contact:

Please email covering letter and CV to amanda.hargrave@lkl-services.co.uk


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

Lincolnshire 

Reference:

BFweb791 

Cow Numbers:

300

We require an experienced tractor driver/assistant herdsperson to join the existing team on a progressive dairy farm near Grantham in Lincolnshire. The successful candidate be responsible for the bulk of the tractor work, including scraping, feeding and field work. The candidate will also be involved with day to day roles including milking and calf rearing (experience not essential). The successful candidate will have excellent tractor driving skills and be proficient with a telehandler. In return we offer a competitive salary with bonus schemes; lovely semi-detached house with large garden within easy walking distance of the farm which is free from rent.


The Farm:

The 2000 acre farm in question is a mixed farm comprised of a large arable unit as well as a modern 300 cow purpose built dairy unit. The mainly autumn calving herd averages 8700ltrs and is fed a TMR ration. All replacements are reared on farm and sexed semen is used on the heifers. Facilities include:


  • 18:36 Westfalia parlour with ACR'
  • AD
  • Backing gat
  • Spacious loose housing and cubicle
  • 'Heatime&#39
  • Full TMR feedin
  • Good handling facilitie
  • Good tracks, fencing and wate
  • Modern machiner
  • Straw bedde
  • In-house A
  • Roll-over foot crush

The Job:

The position available will work under our existing herd manager and alongside our other assistant herdsman to complete the multi-functional team.


Key responsibilities will include:


  • Milking along with the rest of the tea
  • Scraping cubicle
  • Feeding the daily ration using a Keenan diet feede
  • General tractor work including some field wor
  • Telehandler wor
  • To assist with the welfare and management of both the milking herd and dry stoc
  • To ensure all stock are cared for to the highest standards of husbandry in accordance with the Herd Health Polic
  • To assist with the control of lameness / routine foot trimming, heat detection and calving etc (training can be provided
  • To assist with calf rearing and all young-stock task
  • Maintain statutory records and assist with data collection

Accommodation:

Four bedroom semi-detached house within a two minute walk of the farm. The house benefits from an enclosed garden, large drive-way and will be free from rent.


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 contact Ben Furnival on 07551 123045


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

North Shropshire 

Reference:

BFweb790 

Cow Numbers:

220

We require a skilled herdsperson to carry out day-day duties on a family run 220 cow unit near Market Drayton in Shropshire. Key responsibilities will include; milking, heat detection, calf rearing to weaning, de-horning, general farm labour, herd health, fertility and record keeping. The successful candidate must have a proven track record in all these areas. In return we offer a competitive salary with bonus schemes, a very competitive contribution towards accommodation and the opportunity to be a key part in a successful and progressive family business.


The Farm:

Is a 200+ acre holding focusing principally on milk from grass with cows housed in cubicles in the winter. There are currently 220 milking cows which is a closed herd with plans to expand in the future. There is an excellent, modern 20:40 rapid exit parlour and equally modern handling facilities and cubicle sheds. Silage and maize is grown which forms the main part of the diet with out of parlour feeders providing cake.


Key farm facts are as follows:


  • 20:40 rapid exit parlour
  • ACRs Backing gate
  • Block calving
  • Cubicles fitted with mats Excellent handling facilities Crush & race
  • Auto ID Excellent modern machinery with JCB telehandler and Massey Ferguson tractors

Staffing - The successful candidate will work alongside the herd owner and relief staff and form an integral part of the team. The Herd - This is an excellent herd of Holstein and first cross Holstein cows which is in transition to a spring block calving system. Milk from grass is vital to the success of the farm with regular measuring completed. The farm is serrated into paddocks with sleepers and water tanks providing access and water to each paddock. It is the owner's intention to increase numbers.


Calving has historically been all year round however the bulk of the herd now calve in the spring. The herd is closed with the milking cows containing a large proportion of heifers reared on farm. Beef calves are sold locally.


Feet & Fertility - Routine foot trimming is dealt with in-house with a monthly visit from a foot trimmer. Fertility is managed through Genus RMS.


Nutrition Cows are housed in the winter and fed grass and maize silage.


The Job:

A competent herdsperson is required to assist the owners with the running of the farm. Main tasks are as follows:


  • Milking
  • Foot trimming (not essential)
  • Help manage herd health and fertility Scraping
  • De-horning
  • Calf rearing
  • General stock husbandry tasks
  • General farm work
  • Vet & Med record keeping
  • Field work

The Person You need to be a very good all round stockperson who is willing to carry out a number of different tasks. The person must have excellent communication and be willing to be part of highly motivated team.


Remuneration:

In return for your efforts we offer a highly competitive salary with bonus schemes, regular time off and a very competitive contribution towards accommodation to meet the applicant's needs.


Contact:

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


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Position:

Herd Manager

Location:

Cheshire 

Reference:

RSweb789 

Cow Numbers:

170

We have a unique and exciting position for a herd manager on an organic open farm in north Cheshire which has just come up. They require a skilled and experienced herd manager to carry out all elements of the running of a successful AYR calving herd near Northwich in Cheshire. The farm runs 170 mainly Friesian / Holstein x Brown Swiss cows where there is a strong emphasis on milk from grass on the unit which has a good infrastructure of tracks and paddocks. Key responsibilities will include; milking, foot trimming, heat detection, calf rearing, vet liaison, herd health & fertility, grassland management and record keeping. The successful candidate must have a proven track record in all these areas. The successful candidate will have indirect contact with the general public on a regular basis, so H&S, cleanliness, presentation and politeness must be key attributes. In return we offer a competitive salary with bonus schemes, lovely cottage 3 miles from the farm, free from rent and council tax and the opportunity to be a key part in a successful and progressive business.


The Farm:

This well established organic 'open-farm' is open to schools and the general public for most of the year and has circa 75,000 visitors per year. The main enterprise on the farm is dairy, but there is also a small selection of smaller animals such as goats, sheep and rabbits for the public to see. Being open to the general public there is an even greater focus of cleanliness and health & safety then most other farms. The 170 B&W x Brown Swiss cows are housed during the winter and grazed during the summer months.


Key farm facts are as follows:


  • 10 Stall Auto Tandem Westfalia Surge parlour (70 cows / hr)
  • ACRs
  • Feeders
  • Viewing gallery
  • AYR calving
  • Cubicle housing
  • Locking Yolks
  • Handling facilities
  • RMS
  • Staffing


    The successful candidate will work alongside the owner on the farm and the tractor driver / GFW. Other help as and when required from the 'open farm' staff.


    The Herd


    The herd currently consists of 170 Holstein Friesian x Brown Swiss cows yielding 7,200 litres.


    Calving takes place all year round and all replacements are reared on farm. Beef calves are sold locally.


    Current milk quality is as follows:


  • 180 Cell count
  • 14 Bactoscan
  • Milk is sold to Omsco.


    Feet & Fertility


    The farm currently uses an external contractor to address all routine foot trimming, with reactive problems being addressed in-house.


    Fertility is improving on the farm with a calving index of approximately 420 days with the use of RMS at the moment.


    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
  • Home grown cereals
  • Blend
  • Vits & Min

Nutritional advice is carried out by an external nutritionist.


Grass is measured and a 21 day paddock system is used to best utilise grass during the grazing period.


The Job:

A competent and experienced herd manager is required to manage the day-day running of the herd.


Main tasks are as follows:


  • Milking
  • Foot trimming
  • Help manage herd health and fertility
  • De-horning
  • Calf feeding
  • General stock husbandry tasks
  • General farm work
  • Vet & Med record keepin

The Person


You need to be a very good all round stockperson who has experience of managing all aspects of a small herd.


Whilst the successful candidate would not be dealing with the general public day-day, they would be expected to be presentable and polite at all times.


Someone who is enthusiastic and a good communicator are essential qualities for this role.


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 Rob Stephenson on 07557 920255.


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Position:

Assistant Herdsperson

Location:

Chester 

Reference:

RSweb788 

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 please contact Rob Stephenson on 07557 920255.


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

Cheshire 

Reference:

RSweb787 

Cow Numbers:

1,100

We require a versatile and enthusiastic herdsperson to work alongside an existing team on a modern, progressive dairy farm near Nantwich in Cheshire. Key responsibilities will include milking the herd, foot trimming, calf rearing, general stock husbandry tasks. The farm has a new 50 point rotary parlour to milk the herd of pedigree Shorthorn cows. Modern cow housing and new machinery make this a very efficient farm with excellent working conditions. The successful candidate will have a proven track record in excellent stockmanship and milking, be a good communicator and able to work well in a team. In return we offer a competitive salary with bonus schemes, local accommodation free from rent and council tax.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Rob Stephenson on 07557 920255.


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Position:

Graduate Position for Assistant Manager

Location:

 

Reference:

RSweb786 

Cow Numbers:


A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a graduate to join a very large and ever-expanding dairy business.


The assistant manager will work alongside the unit manager and will be responsible for a number of different areas which include; herd health & welfare, record keeping, data analysis and staff management.


Key attributes for this position would be; enthusiasm, a strong dairy background, good computer skills, analytical mind and leadership potential.


Applicants for this role must have a minimum of a HND or BSc in an Agricultural based course.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please call Rob Stephenson on 07557920255


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Position:

Herd Manager

Location:

Exeter, Devon 

Reference:

HHweb784 

Cow Numbers:

260

Due to the Farmer having grown his poultry business in recent years, and therefore having less time for the dairy, a very exciting new contract vacancy has arisen for a highly accomplished and experienced herd manager to take day-to-day control of an organic herd near Exeter in Devon. The herd, comprises 260 AYR calved cows which are milked through a brand new 24:24 Westphalia parlour with ACR's, meters, auto ID & Seg, back flush and auto wash. This award winning unit includes housing in cubicles with auto scrapers and bedding on mats with sawdust. Yield is around 7,000 litres per cow with an impressive 4,000 from forage. We require someone with a proven track record of managing a herd of this size who can improve performance especially in fertility. The role will comprise managing the existing herdsman, working out milking rotas, being proactive with herd health, doing AI, Foot trimming and working closely with the vet. You will also be responsible for record keeping, grass measuring & management, calving, night checks and overseeing calves and DYS. Feeding is done by a tractor driver. The village of Bradninch is walking distance, with the town of Cullompton only 2 miles away and the city of Exeter is only an easy 5 mile drive from the farm. The rewards for this very important role in a stunning part of the south west will include a generous salary, regular time off and a very nice 3 bedroom bungalow on site and recently vacated by the farmer himself with rayburn, oil fired central heating, garage and garden which will be provided free from rent, rates and council tax.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please call Henry Hare on 07531 335294


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

Appleby, Cumbria 

Reference:

ILweb782 

Cow Numbers:

350

We require an experienced and dedicated person to join the team on a modern and progressive unit near Appleby, Cumbria. The pedigree herd of 350 Holsteins is milked twice per day achieving excellent yields and fertility results. The cows are cubicle housed all year round and feed a TMR ration. Excellent facilities include a 26/52 dairy master parlour, handling facilities and modern buildings. The role would entail all aspects of herdsmanship including milkings, herd health and fertility work, husbandry tasks and youngstock work. The successful candidate will have a proven track record in a similar role, be both cow and people minded and have strong attention to detail. In return we offer a competitive salary plus bonus schemes, regular time off and accommodation suited to the needs of the candidate free of rent and council tax.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Ian Lindsay on 07802 596869


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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.


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Position:

Tractor Driver/Stockman

Location:

Lewes, East Sussex 

Reference:

JPweb780 

Cow Numbers:

120

We have a contract vacancy with our existing clients who run diverse family farming business in a well-positioned part of East Sussex. The main farm enterprise is a dairy unit comprising of a herd of 120 Pedigree Jersey cows being milked and housed on a unit open during afternoon milkings to the public. The herd grazes during the season and is TMR fed and loose housed during the winter. This is a successful, commercial unit, and part of a large complex open to the public. You will have the scope to develop your own initiative, covering every aspect of livestock and crop production as well as farm and field maintenance; with full support of the farm manager and family business. Coupled to that you will be presenting the industry to the public with an emphasis on quality stockmanship, husbandry skills and overall presentation; when needed providing descriptions and answering visitor's questions. We can offer a diverse, unique and first class working environment, accommodation on the unit with a 3 bedroom cottage and remuneration based on experience. If you have a proven track record in the industry and would relish this very responsible, high profile added dimension and would like more details; we would like to hear from you.


The Farm:

This farm is about 800 acres in total, with grass and maize for the dairy herd and the remaining arable contract farmed. This is a family owned business which diversified, opening to the public with a farm shop and craft centre many years ago and now has a restaurant and a range of animal enclosures and displays, with the owners taking a leading role and active interest in every aspect of the running of the farm.


THE UNIT This is a functional unit, it has a 24 X 24 parlour, one side of which is equipped for milking, and the other provides a viewing area for the public. Visitors are invited to observe milking during the afternoons, and particularly with school trips, there can be many questions and opportunities for interaction with the public.


THE DAIRY HERD Calving all year, this is a very well looked after herd, with yields in the region of 6,000 litres. The cows are pedigree Jersey, with top classifications. The herd is complete diet fed; the ration is maize and grass silage with additional straights. There is an emphasis on grazing throughout the season and they are loose housed in the winter. The farm also runs a beef enterprise with numbers based on forage stocks available.


Accommodation:

There is a 3 bedroom house available on the unit, free from rent, rates and Council Tax.


Remuneration:

Subject to negotiation. 90 days off per contract year


Contact:

Please contact James Picot on 07802 596633


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Position:

Dairy Farming Apprenticeships "Learn as you earn!"

Location:

Nationwide 

Reference:

JPweb779 

Cow Numbers:


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


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

Dorset 

Reference:

SOweb777 

Cow Numbers:

440

We have a contract vacancy for a Herdsperson to look after 440 CIS Recorded AYR calving Friesian/Crossbred herd yielding 8,200 ltrs for M&S on a 500 acre farm close to Bransgore. The herd is milked via an 18 x 36 swing over parlour with ACR'S and backing gate. Cows are housed in good facilities consisting of Mattress cubicles with sawdust, but are gradually being replaced by sand beds with the 1st 100 already done. A TMR is fed all year round to maintain yield with grazing utilised when grass is available. The appointed person is expected to be in a team of 4 milking and scraping but also to take a lead role with cow health so experience of foot trimming would be advantageous, although a contractor will do the routine trimming. Genus RMS is used to maintain the calving index, heifer calves are retained and calve back to the herd at 2 years old. This is a hands on role working closely with the farmer. A 3 bed semi-detached, centrally heated house is situated 300 yards from the Dairy unit and close to good schools and local amenities.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please call Steve Owens 07981 771320


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Position:

Specialist Calf Rearer and Youngstock Person

Location:

Somerset 

Reference:

TJweb776 

Cow Numbers:

850

We have a very exciting and challenging role for an exceptional stockperson to take responsibility for the calf rearing and youngstock management for this 850 cow dairy unit. Superb facilities have created a work environment in which one person can successfully rear milk calves to weaning and then move them on through the system to bulling weight. With up to 80 calves on milk at any time a methodical approach to the task and attention to detail will be vital. Additional labour will be supplied for de-horning, vaccinations, weighing etc. and some experience with tractors and loaders would be useful for bedding and scraping. Growth rate targets are set, monitored and reviewed as our ultimate goal is a down calving heifer at 24 months. We have a variety of housing options and all are in a village setting with access to good schools and will be free from rent, rates and council tax.


The Farm:

Brue Valley Farm extends to 325ha and supports an H/F herd of 850 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 is very forward thinking. All replacements are reared on the farm.


  • Recorded colostrum intake at birth
  • Individual hutches on purpose built site
  • All powder milk on x2 / day feeding
  • Large capacity milk powder mixin

The Job:

  • To be responsible for the day to day management of all milk calves and post weaned calves.
  • To be responsible for the health and welfare of calves and youngstock to point of calving.
  • 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 cleanliness of the unit and ensuring milk powder and feeds are stored correctly.
  • Record keepin

Accommodation:

A variety of housing options is available and will be suited to the successful candidate and will be in the village of Baltonsborough. 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 please contact Trevor Jolley on 07766 912481


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

Cheshire 

Reference:

RSweb775 

Cow Numbers:

350

We require a skilled herdsperson to work within the existing team on a modern and progressive dairy farm near Nantwich in Cheshire. Key responsibilities will include milking, foot trimming, calf rearing, herd health & fertility, general stock husbandry tasks and some tractor work. The farm has a 30:60 parlour with; auto ID, in-parlour feeders, ACRs and milk meters to milk the 350 mainly Brown Swiss cows yielding 7,500 litres.


The successful candidate will have a proven track of excellent stockmanship, milking and foot trimming, be a good communicator, able to work well in a team and have a particular interest in attention to detail. In return we offer a competitive salary with bonus schemes, a centrally heated house in nearby Nantwich, 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


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Position:

Herd Manager/Profit Share

Location:

Bideford, Devon 

Reference:

HHweb774 

Cow Numbers:

330

We have a rare opportunity to run an organic spring calving unit near Bideford on the stunning North Devon Coast. The unit forms one of two on the same estate with the business having additional dairies elsewhere in Devon. The manager will be responsible for every aspect of running the farm from milking, herd health, fertility and records to managing the team, ordering inputs, coordinating contractors and organising cropping so therefore requires an autonomous individual, with management experience, who can think for themselves and deal with situations as they arise. The herd is made up of crossbred cows and currently calve in a 9 week block from late February, yield being around 5,500 litres from under a tonne of cake. All replacements are reared on farm. Facilities are excellent to include; 32:64 Vaccar parlour, excellent handling facilities, cubicles with some loose housing and a well thought out infrastructure of tracks and paddocks. The package on offer will include generous salary, a share of the profits at the end of each year, a three bedroom house on the unit and regular time off.


Contact:

If you think you have the skills to tackle this important role please call Henry Hare on 07531 335294


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

Cumbria 

Reference:

ILweb773 

Cow Numbers:

240

We require a dedicated and skilled experienced herdsperson to join the team on a 240 cow unit in northern Cumbria. The herd is milked through Lely robotic milking stations fitted at the end of 2013. The modern and progressive unit is looking to maximize production and herd health through the investment they have made and by appointing a true cow minded person to join the family team. Looking after the herd will be the main focus of role, utilising the technology to get the most out of the cows. You will undertake all manner of herd health and welfare tasks such as heat detection, foot trimming, husbandry tasks and fertility work plus using the information gained from the robots, treating any mastitis and other fresh cow issues. You will also be responsible for the care of the robots, daily routine tasks associated with the equipment and ensuring cows are visiting the stations. Other tasks expected are general young stock work and general farm work, time with the herd permitting.


The successful candidate will not only have the experience we are looking for but also demonstrate a passion for cows and a proactive approach to herdsmanship. In return we offer a competitive salary plus local accommodation options suited to the needs of the successful person


Contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Ian Lindsay on 07802 596869


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Position:

Head Herdsperson

Location:

Wales 

Reference:

SOweb772 

Cow Numbers:

800

We have a contract vacancy for a suitably experienced working Head Herdsperson able to take a lead role alongside the hands on owner milking 800 high yielding pedigree Holsteins in West Wales. The farm runs to 1200 acres, growing Grass, whole crop and maize for silage, while utilising extensive grazing during summer months. The herd is milked in a brand new state of the art fully automated and computerised 60 point Westfalia rotary parlour, and housed in new and existing cubicle sheds with auto scrapers. The appointed person will be required to be part of a 5 man milking team, undertake some foot trimming, calving's and all associated herd management tasks, a person with a keen interest and enthusiasm for dairy farming is sought. A competitive package and a well situated 3 bed bungalow on farm is on offer to the right candidate.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please call Steve Owens 07981 771320


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Position:

Experienced Herdsperson

Location:

Leicester 

Reference:

RSweb771 

Cow Numbers:

220

Your chance to join a new forward thinking dairy enterprise and work alongside energetic herd manager


We are looking for a positive and driven herdsperson to join our young team on a new dairy enterprise in Leicestershire. Key responsibilities will include milking, foot trimming, herd health & fertility, general stock husbandry tasks and assisting with the day-to-day running of the herd. The herd will start as a 200 cow, block calving herd of robust Friesian X cattle producing milk on a solids contract. Making the most from forage the focus will be on profitable, sustainable milk production with emphasis on high herd welfare.


The excellent facilities include;


  • 24:24 fullwood parlour with ACR's
  • Cubicles for 180 cows
  • Straw yards
  • Cow tracks
  • We are looking for;
  • A flexible and positive attitude
  • Team player
  • Experience in a similar role
  • AI certificate (pref)
  • Foot trimming experience/certificate

Attitude and willingness to learn is essential, training will be offered to the right person for essential skills. In return we offer a competitive salary, regular time off, a spacious 3 bedroomed detached house free from rent and council tax, with oil central heating and a generous garden within walking distance of the unit.


The Farm:

This is an exciting opportunity to be involved new dairy enterprise with a focus on maximising profit. A new herd is being purchased with the aim to start milk production in early October 2014.The modern and progressive farm comprises of 187 acres. Plans are for 220 milking cows this winter with the aim of calving 260+ in spring 2015. The milk is sold to a local cheese maker on a solids contract. The use of alternative forage crops and extended grazing is paramount on the farm which has a network of cow tracks.


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


  • Late spring block
  • Modern Fullwood 24:24 parlour with ACRs
  • 180 cubicle cow house with additional straw yard
  • Automatic scrapers
  • Dusted mattress Cubicles
  • Good handling facilities
  • Excellent straights storage
  • Foot trimming crus

Staffing


The successful candidate will work alongside the young and enthusiastic herd manager and his wife, as the second in command. A relief will be employed during peak work periods.


The Herd


The herd will consist of robust Holstein/Friesian and crossbreds yielding in excess of 6,500 litres. The herd will initially be run as a flying herd with a desire to rear our own replacements in the future. Calving will start late February early March with a group of around 260 cows. This includes an additional 60+ heifers due to calve from February onwards. Their diet in addition to grazed grass is made up of a TMR consisting of maize, fodder beet, straights and minerals. The aim for the herd is to sustainably and profitably produce a high amount of milk solids from cows that have excellent fertility benefiting from high herd welfare.


Feet & Fertility


Feet will be 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 by external contractors at peak service times and in-house thereafter. Tail painting and observation are key management features during this period.


Nutrition


Cows are grazed whenever possible and fed the TMR depending on the time of year and stage of lactation, there is currently no in-parlour feeding.


Grass, wholecrop and maize silage is made.


Fodder beet is fed September to April


Straights are purchased including soya, rape, distillers and pulp


Soda wheat is made on the farm


Nutritional advice is carried out by an external nutritionist.


The Job:

An experienced herdsperson is required to work alongside the existing herd manager and sharing responsibility for all day-to-day tasks on this excellent dairy unit.


Main tasks are as follows:


  • Grass measuring and paddock management
  • Milking and all dairy tasks
  • Foot trimming
  • Herd health and fertility
  • Feeding using Keenan mixer wagon and loader
  • Calve feeding and management
  • All stock husbandry tasks
  • Care and maintenance of the equipment used
  • To work as part of a team
  • Offered training courses as required
  • Recording data (must be PC literate

The Person


You need to be a positive, driven and conscientious herdsperson who has experience of working with large numbers of dairy cows, preferably on block-calving systems. The successful candidate will have at least 3 years' experience in a similar role or be a college leaver. The person will have high standards with a particular eye for attention to detail. Who is enthusiastic and a good communicator as well as a willingness to take responsibility and use initiative are essential qualities for this role.


Accommodation:

The accommodation available is a lovely detached house set within a large garden. The farm is a five minute walk. The house has the following features:


  • Kitchen
  • Living room
  • Store room
  • Down stairs WC
  • 3 bedrooms
  • Garden
  • Oil central heating

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 contact Rob Stephenson on 07775 920255.


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Position:

Assistant Herdsperson/Livestock Tractor Driver

Location:

Hampshire 

Reference:

AGweb770 

Cow Numbers:


Alvington Manor Farms lies 3 miles from Winchester and extends to some 5000 acres. This modern well equipped farm has a Dairy unit with 300 Jersey cows and follower's plus Arable. The cows are milked through a De Laval 28/28 fully automated parlour, TMR fed and loose housed in modern purpose built buildings constructed two years ago, Tractors associated with the dairy are Valtra and John Deere, with Manitou Tele Handlers and all equipment is modern and up to date. The position is part of a team of four people on the dairy and will require you to carry out in the main the tractor duties associated with the dairy unit to include the TMR feeding, straw chopping etc. plus managing the silage clamps, you will also regularly relief milk on the team when required. We offer a 285 day contract, 3 bed c/h d/g house on the farm free of rent, c/t and rates together with a good income.


The Farm:

Situated approximately 3 miles from Winchester and comprising of approximately 5000 acres of Dairy/Arable carrying 300 Jersey cows plus followers and combinable crops.


The Job:

To carry out and be responsible for all tasks such as TMR feeding of both cows and youngstock, straw spreading, cleaning out of loose yards etc, plus relief milking and calf feeding. During the summer months some grassland work would also be carried out. The farm has excellent equipment with a 28/28 De Laval fully automated parlour with auto shed etc installed approximately four years ago together with purpose built loose yard cow housing built two years ago. All the youngstock are also housed on the same site, giving an easy worked unit. All the main items of machinery including tractors are regularly replaced, providing excellent working equipment. Main dairy tractors are currently Valtra & John Deere and loaders are Manitou.


Accommodation:

A 3-bed semi-detached house with c/h d/g free of rent rates and council tax situated a short walk from the main unit. Based on a 285-day contract giving 80 days off within a contract year.


Remuneration:

Based on experience and discussed at interview.


Contact:

For an informal discussion phone Andrew Gassor on 07778 634429.


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

Reigate Surrey 

Reference:

JPweb769 

Cow Numbers:

300

The successful applicant will take a share in the responsibility for the day to day management of the 300-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 25:50 DTL parlour with ACR's. There is the opportunity for the herdsman to focus on fertility and production from forage/grazing, and have an input with the youngstock, with the benefit of support from this committed farming operation. Offered in return is a 3 bedroom cottage, with CH, in a beautiful spot on the farm grounds, free from council tax, rent and rates along with a very good income, and regular time off. If you can pride yourself on your level of stockmanship and would like to join an exciting, expanding farming business please contact our office for more details.


The Farm:

This is a 700 acre farm cropped with grass and maize. There is a reseeding policy in place to maximise the output from forage. The unit comprises of a 25:50 herringbone parlour, DTL with ACR's. The dairy facility is modern, and in good working order. The silage clamps/feeding area and cubicles complete the facilities, with no shortage of buildings. For the grazing period, the farm has excellent infrastructure and facilities.


The Job:

300 Friesian/Holstein cows block calved, the aim is to achieve an average of around 7500 litres/cow and the focus of production is margin/litre and efficient use of forage. Once calving and serving are over, the work focuses on milking, foot trimming and with turnout; production from grazing.


Accommodation:

3 bedroom cottage, with fitted kitchen. The cottage is well decorated, and is on the farm grounds. It has double-glazing and central heating and is free from rent, rates and the farmer pays the council tax.


Remuneration:

Subject to age and experience.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please call James Picot on 07802 596633


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Position:

Herd Manager

Location:

Berkshire 

Reference:

AGweb767 

Cow Numbers:

200

Our clients are one of the country's leading exponents of the autumn block calving, moderate input, milk from forage system, a blueprint for their three dairy units which they have been successfully following for over forty years. An experienced Herdmanager is sought to manage the day to day running of the 200 black & white cows on one of their off lying Berkshire units, the herd is currently milked through an 18/18 parlour (20/40 planned), cubicle housed with sand beds (New Buildings going up) with calving taking place between 1st Sept and middle of November. Cows are on self-feed Grass & Maize silage with concentrate added to the clamp at ensiling plus cake in the parlour. There is good access to all paddocks which are block grazed and back fenced. This is our client's only unit not to have been recently modernised and advanced plans (see the Pics work has started, it's not just hot air!) are in place for a complete rebuild of parlour & cow housing. If you are enthusiastic for this type of system and have a proven track record to manage cows successfully this is an excellent opportunity.


  • The job offers long term security of employmen
  • The opportunity to organise your own working day within the agreed structur
  • Excellent facilities in which to operate this type of syste
  • A good remuneration packag
  • Very good four bed family home close to all amenities

Contact:

For an informal discussion please call Andrew Gassor on 07778634429


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Position:

Assistant Herdsperson

Location:

Chester 

Reference:

RSweb766 

Cow Numbers:

230

We require a keen and enthusiastic assistant herdsperson to join a modern family run farm milking 230 high yielding Pedigree Holstein Friesians 4 miles south of Chester. The farm has a recently installed 16:32 Waikato parlour with all modern features and handling facilities. The farm has also continually invested in new buildings ensuring that cow comfort is paramount for the 9,000 litre cows. There is a strong emphasis on milk from grass for the farm with cows being grazed as soon as conditions permit. The successful candidate must have a very keen interest in cows and be able to assist the farmer / owner with all tasks concerning the herd's health and welfare. Accommodation is a lovely 1 bedroom flat on farm free from rent and council tax.


The Farm:

The modern family farm comprises of a total of 250 acres which are partly owed and partly rented, which carry 230 milking cows and followers on this one single unit.


The farm has enjoyed continued investment throughout the years resulting in excellent facilities and working environment for both staff and cow. Key farm facts are as follows:


  • Recently installed Waikato 16:32 parlour
  • Auto ID
  • ACRs
  • Auto in-parlour feeders
  • Backing gate
  • Excellent cow housing
  • Cubicles fitted with mattresses - bedded with saw-dust
  • Excellent handling facilities
  • Good tracks
  • Telescopic handlers
  • Diet Feeder
  • The herd currently consists of 230 Pedigree Holstein Friesian cows yielding 9,000 litres with a strong emphasis on milk from grass / forage.


    Calving takes place all year round and all replacements are reared in-house with most beef calves being sold locally.


    Current annual milk quality is as follows:


  • 130 Cell count
  • 13 Bactoscan
  • Feet are addressed in-house and prevention rather than cure is very much the preferred method with regular foot trimming and foot bathing taking place on all the cows. Fertility is very good on the farm with a calving index of approximately 400 days. All AI is currently carried out in house by the farmer.


    Nutrition


    Cows graze for as long as possible (typically Feb - Nov) and are fed the following TMR during the winter (and also as a buffer when required):


  • Grass silage
  • Maize
  • Soda wheat
  • Blend
  • Vits and Min

Nutritional advice is carried out by an external nutritionist.


The Job:

A keen and enthusiastic assistant herdsperson is required to assist with the day-day running of the herd with the farmer and drive further performance from the cows.


Main tasks are as follows:


  • PM Milking
  • Assist with the management of the herds health and fertility
  • Cubicle hygiene
  • Dry / young stock hygiene/bedding
  • Calf rearing and health
  • General stock husbandry tasks
  • General farm wor

The successful candidate must have a very keen interest in cows and be able to assist the farmer / owner with all tasks concerning the herd's health and welfare. This is an ideal opportunity for someone who is enthusiastic and wants to further their knowledge within the dairy industry and gain more experience of high yielding cows.


Attitude is as important as experience for this role. Training and assistance will be given throughout as long as the individual shows a keen interest.


Remuneration:

In return for your efforts we offer a highly competitive salary with bonus schemes, regular time off. Accommodation is a lovely large 1 bedroom flat on-farm, which is free from rent and council tax.


Contact:

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


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Position:

Farm Foreman

Location:

Budleigh Salterton, Devon 

Reference:

HHweb755 

Cow Numbers:


We have an exciting new contract vacancy for a Farm Foreman to work as part of a small team on a 197ha commercial mixed farm situated in stunning countryside near the beautiful East Devon coastline. The farm, while strictly commercial, forms the practical teaching and research element of Bicton College, and as such, provides an essential training resource for both students and the wider industry. Reporting to the farm manager, and liaising closely with the dairy herd manager, the role will be responsible for the non-dairy enterprises of arable, beef and sheep to include forage crop production. The successful candidate will need to be a highly organised and tidy individual with considerable experience in the industry and will hold relevant qualifications. As well as caring for the small sheep beef and pig enterprises, you will need to undertake both arable and forage crop husbandry and need to maintain machinery to a high standard. An ability to relief milk would also be an advantage. You will also have an understanding of, and empathy with, the young people who form the student body of the college and who will look to you for practical guidance. An excellent salary is available for this important position, as well as a good three bedroom semi-detached house a short walk from the farm free from rent and council tax.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please call Henry Hare on 07531 335294


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

Oxfordshire 

Reference:

BFweb747 

Cow Numbers:

200

We require an experienced and skilled herdsperson to carry out day-day duties and be proactively involved in the running of the 200 cow unit in Oxfordshire. The applicant will help with the current transition to autumn block calving and be actively involved in key discussions with consultants and the farmer. Key responsibilities will include; milking, foot trimming, heat detection & AI, calf rearing to weaning, de-horning, general farm labour, herd health, fertility and record keeping. The successful candidate must have a proven track record in all these areas and be able to work on their own. 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 in a successful and progressive family business.


The Farm:

The modern and progressive dairy unit takes in around 350 acres in total and the family have made significant investment resulting in excellent facilities and working environment for both staff and cows. The family are to restructure the business and are to change to an autumn block calving system.


An additional 60 cubicles are to be built this summer.


Key farm facts are as follows:


  • 28/28 Westfalia parlour
  • Excellent handling facilities
  • Cubicles plus straw yards
  • Excellent and efficient working protocols in place
  • NMR recorded - Interherd program used very efficiently
  • 'Silent Herdsman' in use
  • TMR all year around (changing from Autumn 2014 onwards)
  • AYR calving (changing from Autumn 2014 onwards)
  • Crush and race
  • Staffing


    The successful candidate will work alongside family members and relief milking staff.


    The Herd


    The herd currently consists of 240 Holstein Friesian cows, calving mainly through the autumn and winter, with an average yield of 9,000 ltrs.


    Current average milk quality is as follows:


  • 130 Cell count
  • 10 Bactoscan
  • Milk is sold to Arla on a Tesco contract.


    N.B The family are restructuring the business and adapting to an autumn calving block with 180 cows from autumn 2014 onwards.


    Feet & Fertility


    Pro-active foot trimming is currently carried out by an external contractor on 8 weekly visits, with all reactive foot problems addressed in-house. Fertility is improving on the farm with 'Silent Herdsman' being used to aid heat detection.


    Nutrition


    Cows are fed TMR ration in 4 groups.


  • Transition - 21 days to calving
  • Post Calving - 21 days
  • Main group
  • Dry cows

Feeding is done by farm staff, and some independent nutritional advice is used.


The feeding patterns and practices will change from autumn 2014.


The Job:

An experienced, forward thinking Herdsperson is required, who can work alongside the farmer and help the transition from the current system to the planned change in the autumn.


  • Milking (on a shift system)
  • AI (experience an advantage but not essential)
  • Foot trimming
  • Implementation and following of protocols
  • Record keeping (computer skills an advantage)
  • Structured meetings with family and external consultants.

This role will have full involvement with the running of the unit and open discussion will be encouraged.


The Person


You need to be a very good all round stockperson who is willing to carry out a number of different tasks. The person must have excellent communication and be willing to be part of a family team. You will also have the desire to drive the business forward and have new ideas.


Remuneration:

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


Contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Ben Furnival on 07551 123045


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Position:

Stockperson

Location:

Wiltshire 

Reference:

AEweb745 

Cow Numbers:

500

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join a team on modern 500 cow dairy unit near Pewsey in Wiltshire. The role would be mainly stock and tractor work however there would be the occasional milking requirement. You would be expected to do the feeding, scraping, bedding of the dairy herd as well and looking after the beef calves which are sold at 3-4 weeks of age. In addition to this you would also carry out any general field work and muck carting. Telehandler and quad bike certificates would be an advantage as would general repair/mechanical experience however there would be the opportunity to take these on farm along with other career development. A full drivers licence is a must. This role would suit a young person looking to increase their current knowledge on an excellent well managed unit. In return we are offering a competitive salary with regular time off. Ideally we are looking for someone from within the local community however accommodation could be provided for the right person. For further information please contact Adrian Edwards 07824 480196


Contact:

For further information please contact Adrian Edwards 07824 480196


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Position:

Progressive and Ambitious Assistant Herdsperson

Location:

Cheshire 

Reference:

RSweb741 

Cow Numbers:

500

We require a progressive and ambitious assistant herdsperson to work on a 500 cow high yielding Pedigree Holstein dairy unit near Tarporley in Cheshire. The farm has a team approach and is looking to progress the business and herd even further still. The successful candidate will have opportunity within the team to progress, learn and take more responsibility. Attention to detail and a hunger for improvement are very important qualities which we are looking for. Key responsibilities will include milking, fertility & lameness checks, transition cow management, herd health checks and general stock husbandry tasks. The farm has all modern facilities and excellent working conditions. Experience with high yielding pedigree Holsteins would be an advantage, but training would be given to the right applicant. In return we offer a competitive salary with bonus schemes, a new one bedroom flat on farm that is free from rent and council tax and the opportunity to be a key part in a successful and progressive business.


The Farm:

Progressive and Ambitious 'Assistant-Herdsman' required on our 500 cow Pedigree Holstein dairy unit in Tarporley, Cheshire. Together as a team approach we are looking to progress the business and the herd. The role will have opportunity within the team to progress, learn and take more responsibility. Attention to detail and a hunger for improvement are important.


Key Farm Facts:


  • 500 High Indexing Holsteins
  • 380 younstock on farm
  • Modern facilities and buildings (green field site)
  • All year round calving providing a level profile to Wiseman on a Tesco contract
  • 11,700k litres of Milk
  • 400 day C.I
  • 112 SCC (rolling NML 12month)
  • 30:30 Fullwood automated herringbone parlour with ADF, parlour matting, seg gate, back gate etc
  • Cogent Precision and Moomonitor Collars
  • Modern cubicles, mattresses and powdered sawdust
  • Youngstock calving at ave. 24.5months to sexed semen
  • Uniform Agri-software
  • All animals are housed and looked after on farm.

The Job:

  • Milkings morning and some afternoons
  • Fertility - to include changing collars, synch programmes etc
  • Lameness - manage footbathing, dealing with lame cows at point to lame.
  • Transition cows - group management, calving, colostrum management, fresh cow management and checks
  • Herd Health - maintain low SCC and cases of mastitis, quick eye on ill and lame cows passing through parlour.
  • Parlour management - Ensuring parlour is kept spotless and routine is upkept by staff.
  • Work closely with the the Team as well as Vet, nutritionist and consultants
  • Help motivate staff on cows

Accommodation:

New one bedroom flat available on farm free of rates.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Rob Stephenson on 07557 920255


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Position:

Looking for variety? General Farm Worker

Location:

Cumbria 

Reference:

ILweb735 

Cow Numbers:


We require an experienced general farm worker for a modern and progressive pedigree herd between Penrith & Carlisle in Cumbria. The varied role would entail all aspects of the day to day operations of a modern dairy unit from assisting with milkings and stock husbandry tasks, feeding with the TMR to basic field work and machinery maintenance and general farm work. Working alongside the farm owners you will be a key part of the team. Having experience in a similar role and with a hard working but flexible attitude you will enjoy increasing levels of responsibility on the farm. In return for your efforts we offer a competitive salary plus bonus schemes, regular time off and family accommodation on the unit.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Ian Lindsay on 07802 596869


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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


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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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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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