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Position

Location

Reference

Cow Numbers

Herdsperson

Scottish Borders

HWweb865

300 cows

Assistant Herdsperson

Shrewsbury, Shropshire

BFweb864

200 cows

Working Farm Manager

Dorset/Somerset

HHweb863

500 acres

Assistant Herdsperson

Carmarthen, Wales

SOweb862

300

Herdsperson

Wiltshire

SOweb861

350

Herdsperson

Shrewsbury, Shropshire

BFweb860

750

Herd Manager/Herdsperson

Newcastle-Under-Lyme

BFweb859

260

Herdsperson

North Wiltshire

AGweb858

300

Herdsperson/General Worker

Near Glasgow

HWweb857

220

Herdsperson

SW Scotland

HWweb856

750

Herdsperson

Nr Dorking, Surrey

JPweb855

240

Herdsperson

Cornwall

HHweb854

180

Herdsperson

Dorset

HHweb853

140

Herdsperson

Monmouthshire

SOweb850

230

Trainee Herd Manager

Somerset

SOweb848

1300

Relief Night Milker

Berkshire

AGweb847

600

Herdspeson

Lancashire

ILweb846

150

Senior Herdsperson

Wilts/Dorset Border

TJweb844

400

Herdsperson

Wiltshire

TJweb843

750

Herdsperson

Chirk, Nr Wrexham

BFweb838

170

Assistant Herdsperson

South Glos

TJweb837

300

Assistant Herdsperson

Herefordshire

RSweb834

700

Assistant Herdsperson

Gloucestershire

AGweb828

420

Assistant Herdsperson

Warwickshire

BFweb824

170

Herdsperson

East Devon

HHweb819

500

Herdsman

North Cornwall

HHweb817

260

Herdsperson

Oxfordshire

BFweb815

400

Assistant Herdsperson

Honiton, Devon

HHweb811

500

Herd staff required

Scottish Borders

ILweb797

Heading towards 700 cows

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

Herdsperson

Cumbria

ILweb773

240

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

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.

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

Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

Scottish Borders 

Reference:

HWweb865 

Cow Numbers:

300 cows

We require a herdsperson, looking to progress within the industry who can take on this position of working closely with the owners looking after 300 cows in Dumfriesshire. This business is prepared to be flexible for the right person. The position could suit either a young person looking to grow and develop their dairying experience and skills, or someone who would like to work part time to develop another area separate from dairying. But there is also the opportunity for the right person to take on more hours and responsibility within this dairying business. The farm is located close to Annan with easy access to the M74 and A75. Cows are TMR fed and milked 2 times a day through a 20:40 Westfalia plant with auto ID , milk meters and ADF. Yields are approaching 10,000 litres, with cows bedded on cubicle mattresses with sawdust topping. The role will centre round doing the morning milking starting at 3am and will be finished by 7am, and also covering on alternative weekends. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to develop their herd experience, or to earn some addition income whilst growing their own business. There is a one bedroomed bothy available close to the dairy unit. You must have a full driving licence and love early starts.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please call Heather Wildman on 07773 519995


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Assistant Herdsperson

Location:

Shrewsbury, Shropshire 

Reference:

BFweb864 

Cow Numbers:

200 cows

We require a keen and enthusiastic herdsperson to work on this progressive family farm near Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Key responsibilities will include milking this high yielding herd, health & fertility, general stock husbandry tasks, machinery work, general farm work and helping with the day-day running of the cows. The cows are milked through a 12:12 parlour (plans to extend to 25:50 are well under way)


The successful candidate will have experience of milking and general farm work and be a good communicator and able to work well in a team. In return we offer a competitive salary with bonus schemes, 3 bedroom bungalow on farm, free from rent and the opportunity to be a key part in a successful and progressive business.


The Farm:

This is a progressive family farm which is in the early stages of designing and applying for a 25:50 parlour and increasing the herd to 250 cows. This is an owner occupied farm with circa 300 acres owned and rented.


Key farm facts are as follows:


  • 12:12 parlour (to be redeveloped
  • Crush and rac
  • Modern and traditional cow housin
  • Cubicles fitted with mats - bedded with saw-dust & lime and cow kennel
  • AYR calvin
  • Tub mixe
  • JCB Telehandle
  • TM

The labour is mainly family members with one full time assistant and some part time relief.


The herd currently consists of 200 Holstein X cows yielding 8,800 litres on average with BF 3.9% and Protein 3.40.


The Job:

Regular foot trimming is odne by an external contractor. A.I is done in house with all heifers put to sex semen. Replacements are reared on site.


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


Current milk quality is as follows:


  • 120 Cell coun
  • 18 Bactosca

Milk is sold to Muller Wiseman.


Cows are split into two groups with the high yielders kept in all year and the lows out to grass in summer. The highs are fed a full TMR which consists of:


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

Nutritional advice is carried out by an external nutritionist.


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


Main tasks are as follows:


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

Remuneration:

In return for your efforts we offer a highly competitive salary with bonus schemes, regular time off and accommodation free from rent and council tax. A 3 bedroom bungalow is available on site.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Ben Furnival on 07551 123045


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Working Farm Manager

Location:

Dorset/Somerset 

Reference:

HHweb863 

Cow Numbers:

500 acres

We have an exciting new contract vacancy for a capable and focused working farm manager to take on the care of a 500 acre arable and grassland farm on the Dorset/Somerset borders. Reporting directly to the owner, the role will offer significant autonomy and will involve all aspects of management as well as caring for the stock, machinery and field operations. The arable land is contract farmed while a small suckler herd, supplemented by store cattle, is the livestock enterprise. The main management roles will incorporate budgeting, sales and marketing of crops and livestock, input purchasing, SFP claims, health and safety, BCMS and other statutory records, liaising with the contract farmer, organising forage conservation and enterprise accounting. The remainder of the role will be; day-to-day management of the livestock, ploughing, hedge trimming, fertilising, haymaking, mucking out, fencing, machinery maintenance and general farm maintenance. We would like someone who has a passion for the countryside as well as being a technically proficient farm manager. You will have a formal agricultural qualification backed up by experience in a similar role. We would like the successful candidate to treat the farm as if it were their own and to take complete ownership of the role. In return we are offering a 365 day, well remunerated contract, and a house free from rent and council tax in a stunning part of the country. Closing date 22nd October 2014


Contact:

For more information please call Henry Hare on 07531 335294


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Assistant Herdsperson

Location:

Carmarthen, Wales 

Reference:

SOweb862 

Cow Numbers:

300

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


Contact:

For an informal discussion please call Steve Owens 07981 771320


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

Wiltshire 

Reference:

SOweb861 

Cow Numbers:

350

We have a contract vacancy for an enthusiastic experienced 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. Genus RMS is used 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. 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 call Steve Owens 0798 771320


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

Shrewsbury, Shropshire 

Reference:

BFweb860 

Cow Numbers:

750

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


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


The Farm:

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


Key farm facts are as follows:


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

Staffing


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


The Job:

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


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


Current milk quality is as follows:


  • 175 Cell count
  • 30 Bactosca

Milk is sold to Joseph Heller.


Feet & Fertility


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


Nutrition


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


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

Nutritional advice is carried out by an external nutritionist.


The Role


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


Main tasks are as follows:


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

Remuneration:

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


Contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Ben Furnival on 07551 123045


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Herd Manager/Herdsperson

Location:

Newcastle-Under-Lyme 

Reference:

BFweb859 

Cow Numbers:

260

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


The Farm:

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


Key farm facts are as follows:


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


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


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


    Current milk quality is as follows:


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


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


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


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

Nutritional advice is carried out by an external nutritionist.


The Job:

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


Main tasks are as follows:


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

The Person


You need to be a competent and accomplished herdsperson who is able to think for themselves and run all elements of a modern dairy herd. Someone who is a good decision maker and willing to be dedicated to animal health and welfare as well as a good communicator are essential qualities for this role.


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


Accommodation:

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


Remuneration:

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


Contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Ben Furnival on 07551 123045


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

North Wiltshire 

Reference:

AGweb858 

Cow Numbers:

300

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a person to join the team on a progressive family farm situated some four miles from Swindon and approximately six miles from Marlborough. The farm has expanded considerably over the previous two years and now carries a herd of three hundred high yielding Fr/Hol cows milked 3x daily with plenty of youngstock in the system to continue with the growth of the business. Significant investment has been made in both parlour and cow housing to facilitate the recent expansion resulting in a modern and pleasant working environment. The herd is milked through a new Forty Four point De Laval Rotary Parlour and housed on Sand Cubicles. The position offered will require the person to be on farm to assist before and during the lunchtime milking and to be the person mainly responsible for the evening milking. We offer a very good package to include first class working facilities, regular time off and a pleasant 3 bed c/h, d/g semi-detached house situated approximately 1.5 miles from the farm in the village of Baydon which benefits from a very good primary school and village shop.


Contact:

For further information please contact Andrew Gassor on 07778 634429


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Position:

Herdsperson/General Worker

Location:

Near Glasgow 

Reference:

HWweb857 

Cow Numbers:

220

We have a contract vacancy for a Herdsperson / general worker this position will be a mixed role of both milking, general farm work and tractor driving. The dairy unit comprises of a Holstein herd of 220 cows and is near Glasgow. The herd is milked 2 x through a Dairy Master 12:24 with ACR's and good handling facilities. The appointed person will be required to have high standards of stockman-ship, be clean and organised, and will become an integral part of a 3 man team, you must have a clean driving licence and be able to speak good English. Part of this position will be tractor work carting muck and spreading slurry and assisting with silage and harvesting. A competitive bonus related package and accommodation is available.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Heather Wildman on 07773 519995


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

SW Scotland 

Reference:

HWweb856 

Cow Numbers:

750

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


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

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


Contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Heather Wildman on 07773 519995



Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

Nr Dorking, Surrey 

Reference:

JPweb855 

Cow Numbers:

240

We seek a keen, energetic herdsperson to join a family team on a very well run dairy farm near Dorking. The highest levels of welfare and attention to detail provide the environment where the herd of 240 Holsteins currently produce in excess of 10,000 litres per cow. The management of the cows is well catered for with facilities which include a computerised 14X28 parlour incorporating activity meters, auto ID and deep sand cubicles within an umbrella style cubicle/feed building, loose yard for dry/transition cows as well as excellent new youngstock housing. We seek a focused herdsperson to work with the dedicated team, covering the day to day care and management of the herd which calves all year, who has a proven track record of quality milk production. There is an excellent, spacious 3 bedroom house available to the successful applicant on the farm, close to a full range of amenities in a very picturesque part of the county, along with a first class pay and time off package.


The Farm:

This farm is about 500 acres in total, with grass and maize. This is a family owned business, with the owners dedicated to the farm and a superb herd of cows the farm. THE UNIT - This is an excellent unit, with a 14:28 parlour, activity meters and auto ID. The housing is deep sand cubicles with central feed passage.


THE DAIRY HERD - Calving all year, this is a very well looked after herd, with yields in the region of 10,500 litres. The Friesian/Holstein herd is complete diet fed; the ration is maize and grass silage with additional straights.


Accommodation:

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


Remuneration:

Subject to negotiation. 80 days off per contract year.


Contact:

If you seek an environment which also provides support and training giving you career progression, please contact the LKL office on 01722 323546.


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

Cornwall 

Reference:

HHweb854 

Cow Numbers:

180

We have been instructed to recruit a herdsperson to take day-to-day control of 180 high yielding cows near Bodmin in Cornwall. The farm runs to about 290 acres with grass and maize being the principle crops grown. Cows calve between September and January, are housed in cubicles and are fed a TMR ration. We seek someone who can take charge of milking, mastitis and SCC control, and assist with stock work and herd health and occasional tractor work. You will also be able to demonstrate experience in a similar role. An excellent package is on offer for the right candidate to include generous salary, regular time off and a nice 2 bedroom bungalow a short distance from the unit, free from rent rates and council tax.


Contact:

For an informal discussion, please ring Henry Hare on 07531 335294


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

Dorset 

Reference:

HHweb853 

Cow Numbers:

140

We have been instructed to recruit an exceptional herdsperson to take day-to-day control of 140 high yielding cows in West Dorset. The unit forms part of a large farming business encompassing three dairies, arable and beef but stands a little way from the centre allowing for significant autonomy. TMR feeding and bedding are undertaken by other farm staff allowing the herdsperson to concentrate on the cows. Milking, AI, foot trimming, herd health and record keeping will all be your responsibility. We seek someone who can demonstrate excellence in a similar role and will treat the herd as if it were their own. An excellent package is on offer for the right candidate to include generous salary, regular time off and a first class, 3 bedroom house on the unit, free from rent rates and council tax.


Contact:

For an informal discussion, please ring Henry Hare on 07531 335294


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

Monmouthshire 

Reference:

SOweb850 

Cow Numbers:

230

We have a contract vacancy for a Herdsperson to be responsible for an organic pedigree Holstein herd of 230 cows in Monmouthshire This NMR recorded herd is yielding 8,000 litres and milked 2x through a swing over herringbone parlour with back flush, backing gate and good handling facilities. While housed the cows have headlocks for in house breeding and chalking, utilising 100% sexed semen for replacements. A comprehensive TMR is fed consisting of Lucerne, Grass and maize silages, alongside extensive grazing using a paddock system monitored using a plate meter. The appointed person will be required to have high standards of stockman-ship, be clean and organised, and will become an integral part of a 4 man team, while being proficient in AI, foot trimming and computer skills to use the Uniform Agri software. A competitive bonus related package and accommodation is available .


Contact:

For an informal discussion please call Steve Owens 07981 771320


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Trainee Herd Manager

Location:

Somerset 

Reference:

SOweb848 

Cow Numbers:

1300

We have a contract vacancy for a trainee Herds-manager to work alongside the farm manager milking 1,300 high yielding Holsteins in Somerset. This farm runs to 1500 acres, growing Grass, whole crop and maize for silage. The 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 must be a cow enthusiast and will assist all day to day operations to include twice weekly vet routine, weekly contract foot trimming, record keeping using Inter-herd and De Laval Alpro. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to go on the LKL Dairy management academy to go alongside in house training by the farm manager. A competitive package to include accommodation is on offer.


Contact:

For an informal discussion, please ring Steve Owens 07981771320


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Relief Night Milker

Location:

Berkshire 

Reference:

AGweb847 

Cow Numbers:

600

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


Contact:

For more information contact Andrew Gassor on 07778634429


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Herdspeson

Location:

Lancashire 

Reference:

ILweb846 

Cow Numbers:

150

A rare opportunity has arisen to join the team at a respected and progressive mixed farm on the Fylde coast, close to Blackpool, Preston and the motorway network. This position offers true variety as the farm comprises of a dairy herd milking around 150 cows, calving A.Y.R, beef stock, sheep flock, poultry unit and arable acreage. General stock husbandry, day to day care of the herd and milking will be the focus of the role but with occasional involvement in the other enterprises. You will have proven experience on farm, an excellent work manner and be a good team player. High levels of stockmanship and attention to detail are a must as is a keen interest in the youngstock. The ability to A.I would be an advantage as would experience in foot trimming. In return we offer a competitive salary, regular time off and increasing levels of responsibility as you prove yourself. Accommodation options may be available to 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:

Senior Herdsperson

Location:

Wilts/Dorset Border 

Reference:

TJweb844 

Cow Numbers:

400

We have a new contract vacancy for an experienced herdsperson to take an active role in the day to day running of this high yielding herd. It is an NMR recorded 10000ltr herd that calve all year round and are milked x3 through a 40/40 DeLaval H/B parlour with ACR's, automated clusterflush system and dumpline - a dedicated team of night milkers are well established. Grass, maize and wholecrop silage are fed as part of a complete TMR and the cows are housed in cubicles bedded on green bedding (fresh calved cows on sand). The unit benefits from Interherd computer records and a range of modern buildings and handling facilities. RMS breeding service is backed up with regular vet visits and a foot trimmer visits on a weekly basis. Along with a generous package there is also a fully refurbished 3 bedroom semi-detached house complete with D/G, C/H and a large garden is available on the farm and will be free from rent, water rates and council tax.


The Farm:

Church Farm extends to 245ha and supports a H/F herd of 400 cows currently yielding in excess of 10000ltrs. The freshly calved cows are housed on sand bedded cubicles whilst the main herd are bedded on green bedding and are milked 3x using a dedicated team of night milkers. The herd is managed by the farmer who is very forward thinking and does all the TMR feeding but needs someone to deal with the day to day issues of running the unit. All replacements are reared on the farm.


  • All year round calving and yields over 10000ltrs
  • Auto ID and auto shed gate
  • 40/40 DeLaval HB parlour with milk meters
  • ACR's, dumpline, cluster flush
  • Green beding cubicle housing & Complete TMR feeding
  • NMR recorded and Interherd record

The Job:

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

Accommodation:

A fully refurbished 3 bed semi- detached cottage with large garden, c/h and d/g is available on farm and will be free from rent, rates and council tax.


Remuneration:

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


Contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Trevor Jolley on 07766 912481


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

Wiltshire 

Reference:

TJweb843 

Cow Numbers:

750

We have an exciting new contract vacancy for a self-motivated and experienced herdsperson to join a small and dedicated team producing milk to the highest standards from this twin block calving herd of bred cows. We can offer excellent facilities in this recently built unit which provides superb working conditions and includes:


  • Strict autumn and spring calving blocks
  • Yields of 6500ltrs - half from forage
  • 70 point Milfoss external rotary
  • ACR's, dumpline and Backing Gate
  • Auto ID, auto in parlour feeding and shedding gate
  • Envirobed on mattress cubicle housin

If you have the ability and willingness to accept a high level of responsibility and be involved with the day to day management of the whole herd together with taking an active role in the forward planning we can offer an exceptional package - regular and reliable relief, a salary to reflect the importance of the position and a 3 bed semi-detached house with D/G and C/H free from rent, rates and council tax.


The Farm:

Nunton Farm is home to 750 xbred cows that are currently yielding 6500ltrs from an extensively grazed system. The grazing platform extends to 165ha and forage conservation is based on grass and maize silage. Herd replacements will be all home reared. Significant recent investment has allowed for this modern unit to be developed providing superb facilities including:


  • Strict autumn (350) and spring (400) calving blocks
  • Yields of 6500ltrs - half from forage
  • 70 point Milfoss rotary parlour
  • ACR's, dumpline and Backing Gate
  • Auto ID, auto in parlour feeding and shedding gate
  • Envirobed bedded cubicle housing
  • Excellent track network and good water provisio

The Job:

  • To be involved with the day to day management of the dairy unit.
  • To be involved with the welfare and management of both the milking herd and the young / dry stock.
  • To ensure all stock are cared for to the highest standards of husbandry in accordance with the Herd Health Policy.
  • To be responsible for the monitoring and control of lameness / routine foot trimming, heat detection and calving etc.
  • To be involved with maintaining the strict block calving pattern
  • To ensure the cows are milked in accordance with farm policy including frequency and cell count / bactoscan management.
  • To maintain all statutory and managerial records on the farm computer.
  • Youngstock and general stock work

Accommodation:

A very nice 3 bedroom semi-detached house in a village location complete with C/H and D/G is available and will be free from rent, rates and council tax. It is a mile from the unit however transport is provided.


Remuneration:

An excellent package is on offer for the right candidate to include generous salary, 11 day fortnight and good relief.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Trevor Jolley on 07766 912481


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

Chirk, Nr Wrexham 

Reference:

BFweb838 

Cow Numbers:

170

We require a skilled and experienced herdsperson to carry out the day-day running of a herd on a traditional dairy farm near Wrexham. Key responsibilities will include milking the high yielding 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, 2 bedroom accommodation with garden, all within easy walking distance of the farm, free from rent and council tax and the opportunity to be a key part in a successful and progressive business.


The Farm:

Is a mixed dairy and sheep holding. Calving takes place all year round with calves reared to approximately 6 weeks and sold locally. Heifer calves are kept and reared as replacements. There are currently 170 milking cows, which is a young herd with a number of heifers due to come into the herd. There is a good 10:10 parlour and with good handling facilities and cubicle sheds. Silage and maize is grown which is feed through the winter and as buffer feed during the summer.


Key farm facts are as follows:


10:10 parlour


ACRs


AYR calving


Cubicles fitted with mats Good handling facilities Crush & race


Modern machinery


1000 ewes


The successful candidate will work alongside the herd owners and relief staff. The Herd - This is an excellent herd of Holstein cows. Bactoscan is currently less than 20 and SCC is less than 125. Calving is currently all year around.


Feet & Fertility - Routine foot trimming is dealt with in-house with a bi-weekly visits from a foot trimmer. Fertility is managed in house.


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


The Job:

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


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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. The person must also be confident of working on theirown.


From time to time and at lambing time there may be a requirement to help with the sheep side of the business.


Remuneration:

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


Contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Ben Furnival on 07551 123045


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Position:

Assistant Herdsperson

Location:

South Glos 

Reference:

TJweb837 

Cow Numbers:

300

We have a new contract vacancy for an assistant herdsperson to join a small, but dedicated, team producing milk to the highest standards supplying a premium milk contract. We can offer excellent facilities which provide superb working conditions and include:


  • All year round calving
  • Yields in excess of 10000ltrs
  • 28/28 Westfalia rapid exit parlour
  • ACR's, milk meters, dumpline
  • Cubicle housing on sand, TMR
  • Milk recording and Interher

The ideal candidate must be confident with all aspects of milking and yard work - not necessarily TMR feeding and possess a high level of practical ability. We can offer a modern well equipped mobile home with d/g and c/h on the unit free from rent, rates and council tax, regular time off, and a competitive salary.


The Farm:

Barley Close Farm is a family owned and run farm dairy farm. It carries 300 well bred commercial cows currently yielding in excess of 10000ltrs on 2x milking system. The total TMR is based around home grown forages of grass, maize and wholecrop and combined with blends and straights. The farm benefits from good facilities and a recently completed new cubicle shed with wide passage widths and deep sand cubicles creates superb cow housing.


  • 2 man 28/28 Westfalia Rapid Exit parlour
  • ACRs, milk meters and backing gate
  • New deep sand bedded cubicles
  • Loose housing and separate youngstock housing
  • Complete TMR feedin

The Job:

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

Accommodation:

A modern and recently sited mobile home is available on site and will be complete with d/g and central heating and will be free from rent, rates and council tax.


Remuneration:

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


Contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Trevor Jolley on 07766 912481


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Position:

Assistant Herdsperson

Location:

Herefordshire 

Reference:

RSweb834 

Cow Numbers:

700

We require an experienced and enthusiastic assistant herdsperson to work alongside the existing herd manager and team on a successful and expanding dairy business near Bromyard in Herefordshire. The farm has made significant investment over the past few years resulting in outstanding facilities and working environment for both staff and cow and now require an assistant herdsperson to work within the team and help progress the business further. New cow housing and a new 50 point rotary parlour with all labour saving devices have recently been installed to milk the flying herd of 700 cows which are milked 3 times a day and housed all year round.


The successful candidate will need to be a self-motivated and enthusiastic individual who has extremely high standards with a particular eye for attention to detail and be able to think for themselves. Someone who is a good decision maker and willing to be dedicated to animal health and welfare as well as a good communicator with other staff are essential qualities for this role.


In return for your efforts we offer a highly competitive salary with bonus schemes, regular time off and a 2 bed centrally heated flat in a nearby town <2 miles from the farm free from rent and council tax.


The Farm:

The modern and progressive farm currently consists of a flying herd of 700 cows which are milked 3 times a day.


The farm has made significant investment over the past few years resulting in excellent facilities and working environment for both staff and cow. Key farm facts are as follows:


  • Recently GEA Westphalia 50 point rotary parlou
  • o ACRs


    o Milk meters


    o ADF


    o Auto ID


    o Auto shedding gate


    o Touch-screen computer


    o Activity / Conductivity Meters


    o Backing gate


    o Flood wash


    • AYR calvin
    • Excellent cow housin
    • Cubicles fitted with mattresses - bedded with saw-dust and lim
    • Excellent handling facilitie
    • Automatic scraper
    • Auto foot bat
    • Foot trimming crus

    The Herd


    The flying herd currently consists of 700 mainly 'Holstein type' cows which are housed all year, milked 3 times a day and are currently yielding around 11,000 litres.


    Calving takes place all year round and all replacements are bought in as and when required.All cows are served to British Blue and the calves are sold locally.


    Current milk quality is as follows:


    • 100 Cell coun
    • 10 Bactosca

    Milk is sold to Dairy Crest on a liquid contract.


    Feet & Fertility


    Prevention rather than cure is very much the preferred method with regular foot trimming and foot bathing taking place on all the cows. An external foot trimmer comes in every 2 - 3 weeks, with all reactive cases being treated in-house.


    Fertility is very good on the farm with a calving index of approximately 390 days. All cows are fitted with pedometers to monitor activity and regular bulling and fertility checks are also carried out. All AI is carried out in-house.


    The Job:

    Staffing


    As well as the owner who manages the business, there are also 7 other full-time staff on the farm which include a Herd Manager, Herdsmen, milk harvesting team and tractor drivers.


    Nutrition


    Cows are housed all year round and fed the following TMR all year:


    • Grass silag
    • Maize silag
    • Wholecro
    • Sugar bee
    • Trafford Gol
    • Blen
    • Vits & Min

    Nutritional advice is carried out by an external nutritionist.


    The Role


    An enthusiastic individual is required to work with the existing team and share responsibility for the management of the herd.


    Main tasks are as follows:


    • Milkin
    • Calvin
    • Help manage herd health and fertilit
    • Calf managemen
    • General stock husbandry task
    • Record keepin

    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 accommodation available is a lovely flat in nearby Bromyard which is <2 miles from the farm and situated close to all amenities with the following features:


    • 2 bedroom
    • Central heating

    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:

    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. A 3 bedroom detached house available free of rent, rates and Council Tax, in a village setting approximately one mile from the farm and close to all amenities including good schools.


    Contact:

    For an informal discussion please contact Andrew Gassor on 07778 634429


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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:

    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


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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


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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:

    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:

    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:

    Cheshire 

    Reference:

    RSweb787 

    Cow Numbers:

    1,100

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


    Contact:

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


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    Position:

    Graduate Position for Assistant Manager

    Location:

     

    Reference:

    RSweb786 

    Cow Numbers:


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


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


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


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


    Contact:

    For an informal discussion please call Rob Stephenson on 07557920255


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    Position:

    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


    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:

    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


    Download an application form HERE


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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


    Download an application form HERE


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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.


    Download an application form HERE


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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.


    Download an application form HERE


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    Position:

    Relief Herdspersons

    Location:

    Nationwide 

    Reference:

    AE 

    Cow Numbers:


    RELIEF HERDSPERSONS NEEDED NOW!


    We urgently require relief herdspersons on various


    assignments throughout the UK


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

    For long/short term assignments


    Call Adrian on 01722 323546 / 07824 480196


    Download an application form HERE


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    Position:

    Commodity Traders

    Location:

    Wiltshire 

    Reference:

    Countrywide 

    Cow Numbers:


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


    Commodity Traders


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


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


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


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


    Download an application form HERE


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    Position:

    Dairy Management Academy Herd Managers of the future required.

    Location:

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

    Reference:

    ILweb96 

    Cow Numbers:

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

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


    Contact:

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


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    Telephone: 01722 323546
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