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Position

Location

Reference

Cow Numbers

Assistant Herdsperson

Shrewsbury, Shropshire

RSweb832

550

Assistant Herdsperson

Haverfordwest, Pembs

SOweb831

400

Herd Manager

Steyning, West Sussex

JPweb830

400

Tractor Driver

Hampshire

JPweb829

500

Assistant Herdsperson

Gloucestershire

AGweb828

420

Herdsperson

Lincolnshire

BFweb827

350

Herdsperson

Isle of Gigha, Scotland

HWweb826

100

Herdsman

South West Scotland

HWweb825

1200 - 1500

Assistant Herdsperson

Warwickshire

BFweb824

170

Herdsperson

North Shropshire

RSweb823

350

Autumn Block Calving Herdsperson

Shropshire

RSweb822

400

Herdsperson

Staffordshire/Shropshire Border

RSweb821

250

Herd Manager

Wiltshire

HHweb820

330

Herdsperson

East Devon

HHweb819

500

Relief Milker

Wiltshire

GWGweb818

160

Herdsman

North Cornwall

HHweb817

260

Herd Manager

Somerset

SOweb816

1300

Herdsperson

Oxfordshire

BFweb815

400

Herdsperson

Devon

TJweb813

300 Organic X-Bred

Herdsperson

Shrewsbury, Shropshire

BFweb812

180

Assistant Herdsperson

Honiton, Devon

HHweb811

500

Herdsperson

Somerset

TJweb810

600

Herdsperson

Wiltshire

TJweb809

180

Herdsperson

Scottish Borders

ILweb808

200

Herdsperson

Shrewsbury, Shropshire

RSweb803

500

Herdsperson

North Wales/Cheshire

RSweb802

150

Head Herdsperson/Manager

Wiltshire

SOweb800

350

Assistant Herdsperson

Blandford, Dorset

SOweb799

320

Herd staff required

Scottish Borders

ILweb797

Heading towards 700 cows

Herdsperson

Hampshire

SOweb796

140

Herdsperson

Cheshire

RSweb793

300

Herdsperson

North Shropshire

BFweb790

220

Herd Manager

Cheshire

RSweb789

170

Herdsperson

Cheshire

RSweb787

1,100

Graduate Position for Assistant Manager

RSweb786

Herdsperson

Appleby, Cumbria

ILweb782

350

Trainee Herd Managers

South West

HHweb781

Dairy Farming Apprenticeships "Learn as you earn!"

Nationwide

JPweb779

Specialist Calf Rearer and Youngstock Person

Somerset

TJweb776

850

Herdsperson

Cumbria

ILweb773

240

Herd Manager

Berkshire

AGweb767

200

Farm Foreman

Budleigh Salterton, Devon

HHweb755

Herdsperson

Oxfordshire

BFweb747

200

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:

Assistant Herdsperson

Location:

Shrewsbury, Shropshire 

Reference:

RSweb832 

Cow Numbers:

550

An opportunity has arisen to join a small team of 3 who look after a herd of 550 dairy cows 5 miles north of Shrewsbury. You will join the team and learn the skills of a Herdsperson by working closely with the current team members. We will give you time and teach you the skills to learn on the job. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, willing to work hard, be a good time keeper and will be prepared to work in varying weather conditions. A significant part of the position is milking cows starting from 0500. You will work 55 hours per week for a salary which will increase as you gain experience and take responsibility. You will require your own transport to travel to work.


Contact:

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


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Assistant Herdsperson

Location:

Haverfordwest, Pembs 

Reference:

SOweb831 

Cow Numbers:

400

We have a new contract vacancy for an assistant Herdsperson to join a team milking 400 Holstein cows yielding 10,000 litres plus, part of a large farming estate milking 800 cows in Pembroke and arable operations in Suffolk. This herd is milked twice per day in a 40 point rotary with acr's. Housed in a mattress bedded cubicle shed with slatted floors, producing high quality milk for a cheese contract. The appointed person will be required to assist milking's, feed calves and young stock have an ability to use Inter-herd, understand the pedometer system, and preferably be able to AI and trim feet. Accommodation on the farm is a good 3 bedroom house to go along with a competitive salary.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please call Steve Owens 07981 771320


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Herd Manager

Location:

Steyning, West Sussex 

Reference:

JPweb830 

Cow Numbers:

400

We have a first class opportunity for a herd manager with a proven track record of management, herd care and stockmanship. The role will suit existing hands on herd managers or those looking to step up into large herd management.


The foundation of the role is taking responsibility on a unit where the highest standards are catered for with a fully computerised 32 point rotary parlour incorporating "Heat Time", auto ID and shedding, modern cubicle housing and rubber matted feed area within an umbrella style building.


This position will suit a team leader, driven by performance and welfare looking to join a strong settled team who are responsible for the management, including AI and foot care, of the herd of approximately 400 Pedigree Holstein/Friesian cows. Yields are in the region of 11,000 litres per cow, the herd is calving mainly late summer/winter, milked 3X a day and TMR fed.


The successful applicant will be offered a really first class large 3 bed bungalow in a superb location on the farm, close to a full range of amenities in a very picturesque part of the county, along with an excellent pay and time off package.


The Farm:

This farm is 1400 acres in total, with arable, grass and maize. This is a family owned business, with the owner and his wife taking an active role in the running of the farm.


THE UNIT- This is a fantastic umbrella unit, based around a Westphalia 32 point rotary parlour with auto ID shedding, and "Heat Time". There are excellent handling facilities, the housing is either new or recently refurbished mattress cubicles with feed passages, all with slatted passage ways over slurry storage, there is rubber matting throughout the parlour, races, part collecting yard and main feed passage.


THE DAIRY HERD - Calving takes place between August and April; this is a very well looked after 400 cow herd, with yields in excess of 11,000 litres. The cows are the highest pedigree Holsteins with top classifications. The cows are fed a true T.M.R diet; the ration is maize, grass, and Lucerne silage based, with additional straights. The herd has been finalists in the Gold Cup twice in recent years. The owners while pleased with current performance are ambitious to continue the improvements made by the current team.


Accommodation:

There is a first class large 3 bed bungalow in a superb location looking onto the Southdowns on the farm, near the unit.


Remuneration:

Subject to negotiation with 80 days off per contract year.


Contact:

If you seek an environment which also provides support, training and career recognition, please contact James Picot on 07802 596633 or the LKL office on 01722 323546 for further details of this vacancy


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Tractor Driver

Location:

Hampshire 

Reference:

JPweb829 

Cow Numbers:

500

We require a tractor driver on a 500 cow farm in Hampshire, who has the experience and initiative and the drive to work on their own. All main tractor driving duties will be undertaken including irrigation of grassland and relief milking cover for the dairy team. An excellent 3-bedroom house, on the edge of Alton, is on offer with this position and has a garage, gardens and council tax paid.


The Job:

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


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


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


Accommodation:

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


Contact:

For an informal discussion please contact James Picot on 07802 596633


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Position:

Assistant Herdsperson

Location:

Gloucestershire 

Reference:

AGweb828 

Cow Numbers:

420

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Herdsperson to join the team milking 420 high yielding Fr/Hol cows on a modern unit situated some 5 miles south of Gloucester. The cows calving all year are milked 3x daily (separate night team) on a De Laval 50 point rotary parlour, TMR fed and Cubicle housed within in a modern complex built some seven years ago on a green field site. The person required will have had at least two years previous experience of milking cows and ideally be AI trained and have proven foot trimming skills, although further training in these areas can be provided. We offer excellent working conditions, together with regular time off and a good remuneration package. Fully funded mobile home accommodation on the farm can be provided.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Andrew Gassor on 07778 634429


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

Lincolnshire 

Reference:

BFweb827 

Cow Numbers:

350

We require a versatile and enthusiastic individual who has experience in both dairy and arable operations. Key responsibilities will include being part of the team who milk the high yielding herd, general stock husbandry tasks, parlour maintenance and some arable operations.


The successful candidate will have experience of milking, good stockmanship skills, be a good communicator and able to work well in a team. In return we offer a competitive salary with bonus schemes, 2 bed house close to the 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:

The modern mixed farm carries 350 Holstein milking cows plus replacements as well as a large arable unit. The main dairy farm carries all the milking cows, calves and some other young stock.


Key farm facts are as follows:


  • 12:24 parlou
  • AYR calvin
  • Excellent cow housin
  • Cubicles bedded on mat
  • Excellent handling facilitie

As well as the herd manager there are two other full time herdsmen and part time relief staff who cover night milking's.


The herd currently consists of 350 Holstein cows giving circa 10,000 litres. It is the


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


All feet are addressed in-house, with regular foot trimming and foot bathing taking place on all the cows. Fertility is very good on the farm with A.I contracted out.


Cows are on a full TMR ration.


Nutrition is carried out in conjunction with an external nutritionist.


The Job:

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


Main tasks are as follows:


  • Milkin
  • Scrapin
  • Calve feedin
  • General stock husbandry task
  • General farm wor
  • Tractor wor

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


A proven track record of stockmanship is important but all levels of experience will be considered.


Remuneration:

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


Contact:

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


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

Isle of Gigha, Scotland 

Reference:

HWweb826 

Cow Numbers:

100

We have a contract vacancy for an experienced and dedicated herdsperson to join a tradition family dairy unit on the Isle of Gigha which is accessed by a 20 minute ferry ride from the main land. This is a stunning part of Scotland that is quiet in winter, but does have tourist trade in the summer. The farm is situated in a rural location and has a local primary school, shop, pub, hotel and church on the island. Two secondary schools are available on the mainland either Tarbet or Campbeltown. We can offer a very good package to include regular time off, salary commensurate with the position and accommodation nearby (rental property currently being sought). The dairy unit is traditional and not automated, it is simple and effective, feeding big bale silage and cake in the parlour. Ideally the candidate would be able to AI and foot trim but this is not essential. This position really is a life style move either for a family or individual looking to get away from the rat race. For more information on the island of Gigha check out: http://www.gigha.org.uk/gethere/index.php


Contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Heather Wildman on 07773 519995


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Herdsman

Location:

South West Scotland 

Reference:

HWweb825 

Cow Numbers:

1200 - 1500

We have a part time contract vacancy for an experienced and reliable relief herdsperson to join the team caring for 1200 - 1500 cows in a stunning part of Wigtownshire in Scotland. This is a forward thinking, dynamic business who are looking to expand their herd from 1200 to 1500 cows. They are a spring block calving grazing herd which is out door cubicle housed in the winter. Milking 2x daily through a rotary parlour. The successful candidate will be responsible for covering staff holidays which will initially be for a 10 week term, but there may also be more work available on neighbouring farms. Must have ATV licence and ideally able to identify and treat cows with mastitis. Will be working as part of a 2 man team. We do offer a very good package for the right candidate to include time off, salary commensurate with the position and accommodation nearby (rental property currently being sought). There would also be casual work available for spouse or partner if required. This position would suit someone who likes flexibility, variety and to have more control over their own time.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Heather Wildman on 07773 519995


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Assistant Herdsperson

Location:

Warwickshire 

Reference:

BFweb824 

Cow Numbers:

170

We require an enthusiastic herdsperson to carry out day-day duties on a family run 170 cow unit near to Kings Norton approximately 8 miles from Birmingham. 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 be hard working and willing to learn, with good communication skills. Whilst experience would be beneficial, training and support will be provided. In return we offer a competitive salary with bonus schemes, accommodation on the farm and the opportunity to be a key part in a successful and progressive family business.


The Farm:

The main unit is a circa 250 acre holding with an additional 150 acre rearing unit nearby. Calving is currently all year round with high yielders kept indoors and fed a semi TMR diet, low yielders are turned out in the summer. There are currently 170 milking cows, which is a young herd with a number of heifers due to come in which will increase numbers. There is a modern 15:30 parlour with good handling facilities and excellent newly built cubicle sheds.


The owners are currently erecting a further cubicle/straw yard shed.


Key farm facts are as follows: 15:30 parlour


ACRs, back flush, direct line


AYR calving (Adapting to spring and autumn blocks)


Cubicles fitted with mats Good handling facilities Crush & race


Modern machinery with tele handler.


Staffing: The successful candidate will work alongside the herd owner and relief staff.


The Herd: This is an excellent herd of Hol X cows yielding approximately 9,500 litres. The herd is currently 170 although the owners are looking to expand to 210 cows in the next 12-24 months.


Feet & Fertility:


Routine foot trimming is dealt with in-house as is A.I.


Nutrition


High yielders are kept in all year and fed a semi TMR diet. Low yielders are out to grass in the summer.


The Job:

An enthusiastic individual is required to assist the owner and current relief staff with the running of the farm. Main tasks are as follows:


  • Milking
  • Help manage herd health and fertility Scraping
  • Calf rearing
  • General stock husbandry tasks
  • General farm work
  • Vet & Med record keeping
  • Field work

The Person: You need to be an enthusiastic, trustworthy individual who is willing to learn. Experience or qualifications would be beneficial but not vital. The person must be an excellent communicator 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 accommodation free from rent, rates and utility bills.


Contact:

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


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

North Shropshire 

Reference:

RSweb823 

Cow Numbers:

350

We require a dedicated and experienced Herdsperson on a large dairy unit with excellent facilities milking a total of 350 Pedigree Holstein cows.


  • 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 role would involve milking, proactive cow health and welfare, youngstock rearing, foot-trimming and general stock tasks, working as part of a team with dedication and attention to detail. Computer literacy is an advantage for record keeping and monitoring performance using herd management software.


In return for your efforts we offer a competitive salary commensurate with your experience, regular time off and a 3-bedroom house with garden and outbuildings which is on farm and close to the dairy unit.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please call Rob Stephenson on 07557920255


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Position:

Autumn Block Calving Herdsperson

Location:

Shropshire 

Reference:

RSweb822 

Cow Numbers:

400

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to carry out the day-day running of a progressive autumn block calving herd of mainly Friesian x Jersey cows in Shropshire. We require a very enthusiastic and versatile Herdsperson to manage the day-day running of the herd and staff and maximise the amount of milk obtained from grazed grass. The farm has fantastic modern facilities which make it a very efficient place to work.


The herd is milked through a recently installed 30:60 parlour with batch feeders; grazed for as long as the weather dictates and are housed in cubicles during the winter where they are fed a mixture of grass silage and blend. Regular grass measuring takes place on a weekly basis to give a grass wedge.


The successful candidate will be a very enthusiastic person who leads by example and has very high standards in whatever they do. They must also have previous experience on a similar farm and be able to think for themselves and motivate and organise staff.


In return for your efforts we offer a highly competitive salary with bonus schemes, regular time off and accommodation free from rent and council tax. The accommodation available is a lovely 3 bed family home near the farm.


Contact:

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


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

Staffordshire/Shropshire Border 

Reference:

RSweb821 

Cow Numbers:

250

We require a dedicated and professional herdsperson on a 250 cow unit in north Shropshire. The farm is enjoying continued investment in infrastructure resulting in excellent facilities and working environment for both staff and cows. The herd currently achieves around 9,000 l's, is calved AYR and milked through a 20:40 parlour fitted with all modern equipment to aid the herdsperson in their work. The role would involve milking, proactive cow health and welfare, foot trimming and general stock tasks working with the team to drive the herd forward. You will have experience in a similar role, dedication, attention to detail and be able to bring new ideas for the benefit of the herd and owner. In return we offer a competitive salary with bonus schemes, regular time off and a very nice 3 bedroom house within easy walking distance of the farm, set in a rural location.


Contact:

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


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Herd Manager

Location:

Wiltshire 

Reference:

HHweb820 

Cow Numbers:

330

Due to our current herd manger returning to New Zealand, we have an exciting contract vacancy on a grazing farm near Warminster in Wiltshire, the unit being one of two run by the farmer on the same estate. The unit has the following features;


  • 330 Spring calved cow
  • 25:50 Waikato Parlour with simple feeders and Mount Pleasant backing gat
  • 120 Hectare grazing platfor
  • Excellent infrastructure of tracks and paddock
  • Covered handling facilitie
  • Cubicles with matresses (cows not currently outwintered
  • Easyfeed and self feed silage
  • Milk sold to Dairy Crest on a Sainsbury's contrac

We require and grazing manager with current experience in a similar role to lead the two person team and be responsible for milking, calving, fertility management, grassland management, herd health and record keeping. Reporting to the owner, you will have a great deal of autonomy in the day-to-day running of the unit. You will be a tidy worker and be able to demonstrate past results. You will be encouraged to attend grazing discussion groups. In return we can offer a generous salary, which we envisage becoming performance related for the right person after the first full season, regular time off and a very nice three bedroom house a short distance from the unit free from rent, rates and council tax.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please call Henry Hare on 07531 335294


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

East Devon 

Reference:

HHweb819 

Cow Numbers:

500

We require a herdsperson, looking to progress within the industry who can take on this position of working closely with the owners looking after 500 cows in East Devon. We seek someone with experience in milking foot trimming and AI who is willing to take an active part in the advancement of the herd and grow into the role of head herdsperson. This may suit someone looking to undertake the Dairy Management Academy.


The farm is located in a stunning part of East Devon with easy access to the A30/A303. Cows are managed for yield being TMR fed and milked 3 times a day through a modern 24:48 Westphalia plant with auto ID and shedding, milk meters and ADF. Yields are approaching 10,000 litres, with cows bedded on cubicle mattresses with sawdust topping. The herd is pedigree and classified and are currently bred using Genus RMS.


The role will centre round doing one of the daily milkings, fertility work and dealing with lame cows as well as calving and general herd health.


This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to develop their large herd experience, in a position offering autonomy within a well-supported framework. In return you will be rewarded with a 285 day contract with regular time off, a salary reflecting the importance of the role, the chance to enrol on the Dairy Management Academy and a good 3 bedroom house within walking distance of the unit.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please call Henry Hare on 07531 335294


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Relief Milker

Location:

Wiltshire 

Reference:

GWGweb818 

Cow Numbers:

160

We require a relief milker to cover days off for Jason and Jane Dunham who have run Mr Andrew Jean's herd at Compton Chamberlayne between Salisbury and Shaftesbury for the past 13 years. The herd compromise 160 autumn calved cows milked through a modern 24:24 parlour, they are housed in cubicles with mattresses, bedded on sawdust and paddock grazed. Cows go out by day for most of the year and we require a diligent Relief Milker who can cover holiday and every other weekend, a total of 81 days per annum. Other farm staff will provide support with feeding during winter months. We require a good stock person who will maintain Jason and Jane's high standards. There is no accommodation available with this position however there is a high quality cottage on the farm available at a market rent of £;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;1100 per month. The house could be offered at a very much reduced rent in exchange for 81 days relief milking. In addition to this 81 days off, there are other regular relief milking opportunities in the county which would be available if anyone would be interested in building up a relief milking round in the area.


Contact:

Please send your CV or LKL Application form to amanda.hargrave@lkl-services.co.uk quoting GWGweb818


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Herdsman

Location:

North Cornwall 

Reference:

HHweb817 

Cow Numbers:

260

We have a contract vacancy for an experienced and dedicated herdsperson to join the team caring for 260 cows in a stunning part of North Cornwall. The farm is situated in a rural location between Launceston and Bude, a short drive from the coast and easily accessible from the A30 dual carriageway which will get you to Exeter in under an hour. The herd is cubicle housed all year round and milked 3x daily through a 24:24 fullwood parlour. The successful candidate will be responsible for the morning and lunchtime milkings as well as performing AI, foot trimming and general herd health. Cows are TMR fed with a top up in parlour and calve all year round. There is a very good assistant herdsman as well as a tractor driver and family labour to cover night milkings and time off. We can offer a very good package to include every other weekend off, salary commensurate with the position and accommodation nearby (rental property currently being sought).


Contact:

For an informal discussion please call Henry Hare on 07531 335294


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Herd Manager

Location:

Somerset 

Reference:

SOweb816 

Cow Numbers:

1300

We have a contract vacancy for a suitably experienced working Herds-manager able to take responsibility for 1,300 high yielding Holsteins in Somerset. The farm runs to 1500 acres, growing Grass, whole crop and maize for silage. This housed TMR fed herd is milked 3 x via a 64 point rotary with back flush and in parlour feeding. This state of the art unit has excellent handling facilities, operated by a good new Polish team, with fertility management utilising Genus RMS. The appointed person will be responsible for all day to day operations to include twice weekly vet routine, weekly contract foot trimming, record keeping using Inter-herd and De Laval Alpro, have the ability to produce clean milk and maintain the parlour routine to a high standard. A competitive package and a well situated 3 bed house in the village along with farm vehicle is on offer to the right candidate.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Steve Owens on 07981 771320


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

Oxfordshire 

Reference:

BFweb815 

Cow Numbers:

400

If I designed a farm- I would design this one!! This modern unit includes a 50 point rotary, fantastic cubicle facilities for over 400 cows, superb handling facilities and tremendous support buildings and clamps. We require a keen and enthusiastic herdsperson to work alongside the herd manager on modern and progressive unit near Banbury in Oxfordshire. Key responsibilities will include milking the high yielding herd, foot trimming, herd health & fertility, general stock husbandry tasks and helping with the day-day running of the cows. The cows are milked through a 50 point rotary and are yielding over 10,500 litres.


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


The Farm:

If I designed a farm I would design this one!! To start with there is a 50 point rotary parlour with tremendous handling facilities, over 400 cubicles all under one roof, bedded on sand with feed passages, brushes and roll over tanks and numerous other excellent support buildings for heifer rearing, machinery and fodder storage.


Key farm facts are as follows:


  • 50 point rotary parlour
  • Excellent handling facilities
  • Cubicles with sand
  • Excellent and efficient working protocols in place
  • Heattime collars
  • TMR
  • AYR calving
  • Agrimix diet feeder with other good machiner
  • Cows yielding over 10,000l with sell counts less than 100

Feet & Fertility


Pro-active foot trimming is currently carried in house with external support provided when required. A.I is carried out in house.


Nutrition


Cows are fed TMR ration throughout the year with some dry cows out to grass.


Feeding is done by farm staff and consists of full TMR.


The Job:

Staffing


The successful candidate will work alongside the herd manager and one other full time member of staff and four relief staff.


The Herd


The herd currently consists of 400 Holstein cows, calving all year round yielding of 10,500 ltrs.


Current average milk quality is as follows:


  • 98Cell count
  • 17 Bactoscan

Milk is sold to Arla on a Waitrose contract.


The Role


A forward thinking Herdsperson is required, who can work alongside the herd manager and help maintain this excellent herd of high yielding cows. Key duties include.


  • Milking
  • AI (not essential
  • Foot trimming
  • Feeding and TMR ration contro
  • Implementation and following of protocols
  • Record keeping (computer skills an advantage)
  • Structured meetings with herd manager 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. You will be proficient with the use of diet feeders and modern machinery. You must have excellent communication skills and be willing to be part of a team. You will also have the desire to drive the business forward and have new ideas.


Remuneration:

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 regarding this vacancy or any other queries please contact Ben Furnival on 07551 123045 or email ben.furnival@lkl-services .co.uk


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

Devon 

Reference:

TJweb813 

Cow Numbers:

300 Organic X-Bred

We have an exciting new contract vacancy for an experienced herdsperson to work alongside our Herd Manager and be fully involved in all aspects of this high profile autumn block calved herd. Riverford Farm produces milk, meat and vegetables to supply it's Farm Shops and Box Delivery business. The role will revolve around the day to day running of a 300 cow dairy unit which operates in recently built modern buildings. 260 sawdust bedded mattress cubicles with wide passages, easy working handling facilities and a 24/48 Westfalia parlour with ACR's and feeders are all under one roof. The ideal candidate will be able to combine excellent stockmanship skills with a desire to produce high quality milk from this low input system. A fully refurbished good sized 3-bedroom log cabin with d/g and a wood burner is available on the unit free from rent, rates and council tax.


The Farm:

Riverford Farm is approx. 1200 acres and has been fully organic for many years. A mixture of permanent pasture and grass/clover leys provide the grazing and forage requirements for both the dairy and the beef. Other crops can be incorporated to improve diets or extend grazing. All the milk is processed on site and marketed under the Riverford brand. Facilities include:


  • 24/48 Westfalia parlou
  • ACR's and in parlour feedin
  • Auto ID and sheddin
  • Mattress and sawdust bedded cubicle
  • Loose housed calving yar
  • Good tracks, fencing and wate
  • NMR and computer record
  • Reliable local relief

The Job:

Responsibilities:


  • To be involved with the day to day management of the dairy uni
  • To be involved with the welfare and management of both the milking herd and dry stock
  • To ensure all stock are cared for to the highest standards of husbandry in accordance with the Herd Health Polic
  • To be involved with the control of lameness / routine foot trimming, heat detection and calving etc
  • To be involved with all grazing and management of forage crop
  • Record keeping

Accommodation:

A spacious 3-bedroom fully refurbished log cabin with d/g and a wood burner is availble on the unit and will be free from rent, rates and council tax.


Remuneration:

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


Contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Trevor Jolley on 07766 912481


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

Shrewsbury, Shropshire 

Reference:

BFweb812 

Cow Numbers:

180

We require a skilled and experienced herdsperson to carry out the day-day running of a herd of Holstein x Friesian cows on a traditional dairy farm approximately 10 miles west of Shrewsbury in Shropshire. Key responsibilities will include milking the herd, foot trimming, AI, 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, 3 bed detached accommodation within 100m of farm with central heating, double glazing and a large 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 traditional farm comprises of 240 acres which are owed, with a further 60 acres that are rented. The farm has a mixture of modern and traditional buildings which carry 180 Friesian X Holstein cows and replacements. They also finish all their own bull / beef calves.


Key farm facts are as follows:


  • 10:10 Gascoine parlou
  • o ACRs


    o Milk Jars


    o In-parlour feeders


    • Race and crus
    • Excellent cow housin
    • Cubicles fitted with mats - bedded with saw-dust & lim
    • AYR calvin
    • Keenan feede
    • Telehandle
    • Straw blower / choppe

    The herd currently consists of 180 Commercial Friesian x Holstein cows yielding 8,000 litres on average.


    Calving takes place all year round and replacements are reared in-house. Beef calves are reared and finished on the farm.


    Current milk quality is as follows:


    • 350 Cell coun
    • 30 Bactosca

    Milk is sold to Milk Link for cheese production contract.


    Regular foot trimming takes place at the moment when required by an external contractor, but any reactive lameness is addressed in-house. Fertility is good on the farm with a calving index of approximately 420 days. All AI is carried out in-house with the additional use of sweeper bulls.


    The Job:

    Nutrition


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


    • Grass silag
    • Maize silag
    • Fodder bee
    • Stra
    • Blen
    • Vits & Min

    Nutritional advice is carried out by an external nutritionist.


    The Role


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


    Main tasks are as follows:


    • Milkin
    • Foot trimmin
    • DIY A
    • Help manage herd health and fertilit
    • General stock husbandry task
    • Vet, med & animal record keepin

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


    Remuneration:

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


    The house available is a detached family home which is less than 100m away from the farm with the following features:


    • 3 bedroom
    • Central Heatin
    • Double glaze
    • Large garden

    Contact:

    For an informal discussion please contact Ben Furnival on 07551 123045


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    Position:

    Assistant Herdsperson

    Location:

    Honiton, Devon 

    Reference:

    HHweb811 

    Cow Numbers:

    500

    If you are you a cow enthusiast wanting a challenge, then we have an exciting new contract vacancy for an experienced and dedicated person, looking to progress their career to the next level, to work closely with the owners looking after 500 cows in East Devon. Reporting directly to the farmer's daughter, who manages the herd for the family, this is a new position within the existing team which will eventually involve sharing the responsibility for taking the herd forward.


    The Farm:

    Key Farm Facts:


    • 520 pedigree Holstein Friesian cow
    • All year round calving providing a level profile to Wiseman on a Tesco contrac
    • Currently 7,700 litres looking to increase this to over 8,00
    • 22:44 Fullwood herringbone parlou
    • Cubicles with mattresses and sawdus
    • Maize and WCCS grown with a significant grassland acreage supporting both grazing and conserved feed
    • Interherd and NMR recordin
    • Youngstock reared on farm but away from the dairy unit in a purpose built young stock unit from one week to point of calving.

    The Job:

    Job Description:


    • Milking once daily (on rota
    • Fertility - to include Heatime, changing collars, DIYAI, Washouts et
    • Lameness - to include footbathing, dealing with lame cows in a timely and effective manner, trimming at drying off, helping compile lists for foot trimmer
    • Transition cows - group management, calving, colostrum management, fresh cow management and check
    • Herd Health - managing and reducing mastitis and cell counts, early diagnosis and treatment of metabolic disorder
    • Parlour management - Ensuring parlour is kept clean, liners changed regularly, parts ordered as necessary, bactoscans reduced
    • Work closely with the family as well as Vet, nutritionist and consultant
    • Direct assistant and relief staff.

    Remuneration:

    This is an excellent opportunity for someone aiming to develop their large herd experience, the role offering eventual autonomy within a well-supported framework. There is potential additional work on offer for partner either with calf rearing or as domestic help. In return you will be rewarded with a 285 day contract with regular time off, a salary reflecting the role and a new house with stunning views within walking distance of the unit.


    Contact:

    For an informal discussion please contact Henry Hare on 07531 335294


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    Position:

    Herdsperson

    Location:

    Somerset 

    Reference:

    TJweb810 

    Cow Numbers:

    600

    Herdsperson to join 600 cow modern unit with Pedigree Friesian cows. Extensively grazed with 10% of cows spring calved and milked once per day. 60 point Dairymaster rotary parlour and plans to increase cow numbers. Single accommodation on farm, but various accommodation options are available locally.


    Contact:

    For an informal discussion please contact Trevor Jolley on 07766 912481


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    Position:

    Herdsperson

    Location:

    Wiltshire 

    Reference:

    TJweb809 

    Cow Numbers:

    180

    We require a herdsperson for 180 commercial, but very well bred, Holstein cows on an all year round calving system. Traditional grazing with buffer feeding and TMR fed during the winter. Comfort cubicles, wide passages and OOPF for winter housing. 32 point Westphalia internal rotary parlour and good facilities. Cadburys contract just outside Chippenham. 3 bed semi-detached house on the unit.


    Contact:

    For an informal discussion please contact Trevor Jolley on 07766 912481


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    Position:

    Herdsperson

    Location:

    Scottish Borders 

    Reference:

    ILweb808 

    Cow Numbers:

    200

    We seek a self-motivated, keen and enthusiastic herdsperson to take responsibility for a 200 cow herd in Scottish Borders.


    The Farm:


    • 200 cows, 8500 litres on 2 X milking, AYR calving aiming to grow to 250 cows and 9,000lts
    • 16/32 Swing over Fullwood parlour with Milk metres, ACR, + Auto flush
    • Compact unit, cubicles
    • RMS Cover the AI & heat detection but we would like a team approach and there is scope for DIY AI
    • Fortnightly vet visits
    • 6 weekly foot trimmer visit Milk record with CIS
    • The Job:


    • Milking, cow health and fertility, keep records up to date - uniform program
    • Calf rearing - but this could be shared with partner
    • Other staff do feeding, support available when necessary
    • Regular time off
    • Excellent remuneration package with bonuses
    • 2/3 bedroom house available on site
    • The Candidate:


    • Experienced herdsman capable of working on own
    • AI and foot trimming skills
    • Computer literate
    • Good understanding and able to speak English
    • A natural instinct for livestock and their health and welfare
    • There could be part time work also for partner on the farm in busy times
    • Excellent Schools both primary & secondary in the catchment area,
    • Farm situated on main bus route to Dumfries & Edinburgh
    • Supermarkets, doctors, dentist etc all in local town.

    Contact:

    For an informal discussion please contact Ian Lindsay on 07802 596869


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    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 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) calvin
    • New 24:48 DeLeval parlou

    o Feeders


    o DuoVac


    • Excellent handling facilitie
    • Foot trimming crus
    • RTV vehicl
    • Excellent handling facilitie
    • Foot trimming crus
    • RTV vehicl

    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 5,000 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 cows 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 and they are all out-wintered.


    Current milk quality is:


    • <250 SC
    • <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 autumn calving cows are fed on a self-feed grass silage diet.


    The Job:

    The Role


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


    Main tasks are as follows:


    • Some milking 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


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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 07981 771320


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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:

    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.


    Contact:

    For an informal discussion please call Steve Owens 07981 771320


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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:

    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:

    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.


    Download an application form HERE


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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


    Download an application form HERE


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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


    Download an application form HERE


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    Position:

    Trainee Herd Managers

    Location:

    South West 

    Reference:

    HHweb781 

    Cow Numbers:


    Are you an aspiring herdsperson looking to make your way in dairy farming? Do you have 3-5 years experience to possibly include a college course? Are you looking to further your training so you can climb to the upper echelons of this exciting, fast paced industry? If you can answer yes to these questions then we are keen to talk to you.


    We currently have opportunities available in the South West for such people to take on full time positions on exceptionally well managed farms where you will become an integral member of the team, being involved in milking, yard work, calving, calf rearing and fertility with an ever increasing involvement in herd health to include foot trimming and mastitis control. In addition, you will have the chance to join the Dairy Management Academy, a joint initiative, run by LKL, Promar International and Genus Breeding. This programme is enjoying unprecedented success and is now, increasingly, being demanded by the most progressive farmers recruiting herd managers with past graduates now in some of the industry's top jobs. We are about to enter the 5th year of running the course and aim to train future herd managers to run the ever expanding herds being developed globally. Each position comes with the scope for promotion within the same farm, on farm accommodation and a salary reflecting experience.


    If you have drive and ambition combined with a passion for dairy cows and a thirst for knowledge, please call Henry Hare on 07531 335294 for a confidential, informal chat to find out more about the positions on offer and the DMA.


    Download an application form HERE


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    Position:

    Dairy Farming Apprenticeships "Learn as you earn!"

    Location:

    Nationwide 

    Reference:

    JPweb779 

    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:

    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


    Download an application form HERE


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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


    Download an application form HERE


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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:

    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


    Download an application form HERE


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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:

    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


    Download an application form HERE


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    Position:

    Assistant Herdsperson

    Location:

    Scottish Border 

    Reference:

    ILweb722 

    Cow Numbers:

    200

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


    Contact:

    For an informal discussion please contact Ian Lindsay on 07802 596869


    Download an application form HERE


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    Position:


    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


    Download an application form HERE


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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.


    Download an application form HERE


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    Position:

    Relief Herdspersons

    Location:

    Nationwide 

    Reference:

    AE 

    Cow Numbers:


    RELIEF HERDSPERSONS NEEDED NOW!


    We urgently require relief herdspersons on various


    assignments throughout the UK


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

    For long/short term assignments


    Call Adrian on 01722 323546 / 07824 480196


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    Position:

    Commodity Traders

    Location:

    Wiltshire 

    Reference:

    Countrywide 

    Cow Numbers:


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


    Commodity Traders


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


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


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


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


    Download an application form HERE


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    Position:

    Dairy Management Academy Herd Managers of the future required.

    Location:

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

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    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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    Download an application form HERE


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    LKL Services Ltd
    Agriculture House/Unit C, Old Sarum Park, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP4 6EB
    Telephone: 01722 323546
    Fax: 01722 335350

    A Company registered in England & Wales, Registration No 05828597

    VAT Registration No. 889658435



    © LKL Services Ltd 2014



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