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Position

Location

Reference

Cow Numbers

Assistant Herdsperson

Cheshire

RSweb891

300

Herdsperson

Cumbria

ILweb890

200

Herdsperson and Assistant Herdsperson

Stafford, Staffordshire

BFweb889

700 Cross breeds

Tractor Driver

Shropshire

BFweb888

750

Ambitious Herdsperson

Central Sussex

JPweb885

350

Relief Night Milker

Berkshire

AGweb847

600

Experienced Milker

Reading

SASCweb887

500+

Feeder Wagon Operative

Berks/Oxon Borders

SASCweb883

500 +

Herdsperson

Dorset

HHweb886

Assistant Herdsperson

Horley, Surrey

JPweb882

340

Head Herdsperson

Wales

SOweb772

800

Herdsperson

West Devon

HHweb880

150

General Farm Worker

South Ayrshire

HWweb879

220

Assistant Herdsperson

Kingsbridge, South Devon

HHweb878

200

Herdsperson

North Cornwall

TJweb877

230 Pedigree Cows

Asst Herdsperson/DMA candidate

North Devon

HHweb876

Herdsperson

South Yorkshire

RSweb874

200 cows

Enthusiastic Couple to Milk

Nantwich, Cheshire

RSweb871

350 cows

Herdsperson

Somerset

SOweb869

400 cows

TMR Operator / Dairy Farm GFW

Lancashire

ILweb867

350 cows

Assistant Herdsperson

Carmarthen, Wales

SOweb862

300

Herdsperson

Shrewsbury, Shropshire

BFweb860

750

Herd Manager/Herdsperson

Newcastle-Under-Lyme

BFweb859

260

Herdsperson

SW Scotland

HWweb856

750

Herdsperson

Dorset

HHweb853

140

Trainee Herd Managers

South West

HHweb781

Dairy Farming Apprenticeships "Learn as you earn!"

Nationwide

JPweb779

Relief Herdspersons

Nationwide

AE

Commodity Traders

Wiltshire

Countrywide

Dairy Management Academy Herd Managers of the future required.

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

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

Position:

Assistant Herdsperson

Location:

Cheshire 

Reference:

RSweb891 

Cow Numbers:

300

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


Key responsibilities will include:


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

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


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


In return we offer a competitive salary with bonus schemes, local single accommodation, free from rent and council tax and the opportunity to be a key part in a successful and progressive business.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Rob Stephenson on 07557 920255


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

Cumbria 

Reference:

ILweb890 

Cow Numbers:

200

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


Contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Ian Lindsay on 07802 596869


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Herdsperson and Assistant Herdsperson

Location:

Stafford, Staffordshire 

Reference:

BFweb889 

Cow Numbers:

700 Cross breeds

BRAND NEW SET UP!


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


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


The Farm:

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


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


Key farm facts are as follows:


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

Foot trimming crush.


The Job:

Staffing


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


The Herd


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


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


Feet & Fertility


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


Nutrition


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


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


The Role


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


Main tasks are as follows:


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

Remuneration:

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


Contact:

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


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Tractor Driver

Location:

Shropshire 

Reference:

BFweb888 

Cow Numbers:

750

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a dedicated and enthusiastic tractor driver 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 feeding using a Keenan mixer wagon, telehandler work, scraping and bedding with modern machinery, seasonal and maintenance field works.


The successful candidate will need good knowledge of various types of machinery and have knowledge of feeding and tractor work on other dairy farms. Continued training will be offered to the right candidate. In return we offer a competitive salary with bonus schemes, possibility of local accommodation if required and the opportunity to be a key part in a successful and progressive business.


The Farm:

The Farm


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


Key farm facts are as follows:


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

The Job:

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 Herd


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


Calving takes place all year round.


Current milk quality is as follows:


  • 175 Cell coun
  • 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 tractor driver is required to work with the cows on a daily basis.


Main tasks are as follows:


  • Using a Keena
  • Telehandler wor
  • Bedding down cow
  • Field work including ploughing, sowing, spraying and other cultivation
  • Seasonal harvest work including carting of maize and silage, muck carting and slurry spreadin
  • General maintance filed work
  • General stock husbandry task

The Person


You need to be a competent and accomplished tractor driver who is able to think for themselves and able to use a range of modern equipment.


Remuneration:

In return for your efforts we offer a highly competitive salary with bonus schemes, regular time off with the possibility of local accommodation if required.


Contact:

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


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Ambitious Herdsperson

Location:

Central Sussex 

Reference:

JPweb885 

Cow Numbers:

350

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


Contact:

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


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Relief Night Milker

Location:

Berkshire 

Reference:

AGweb847 

Cow Numbers:

600

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


Contact:

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


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Experienced Milker

Location:

Reading 

Reference:

SASCweb887 

Cow Numbers:

500+

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


Contact:

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


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Feeder Wagon Operative

Location:

Berks/Oxon Borders 

Reference:

SASCweb883 

Cow Numbers:

500 +

Feeder Wagon operative required for a 500 cow plus high yielding herd on the outskirts of Reading on the lovely Mapledurham country Estate. Duties will include feeding a TMR ration using modern equipment, ordering feed stuffs, clamp and slurry store management. You will also be required to do general livestock tasks with very occasional relief milking. A team of 7 operate on this 11,000 litre 3 x daily milked unit supplying Marks & Spencer. The cows are milked through a 50 point rotary Westphalia parlour and so a team player and attention to detail are a must. A two-bedroom centrally heated house is available, on the dairy unit.


The Farm:

This large country Estate on the River Thames has been in the same family for 500 years and its main enterprise is a 500 plus cow dairy unit. There are plans to increase the herd size to around 700 in the next eighteen months.


The farm supplies nearly 5 million litres to Marks & Spencer and has the highest standards of husbandry and performance. The cows are all milked 3 x daily and fed a TMR containing grass and maize silages, a blend, molasses, straw, beet pulp and various bagged products. The fed ration contains 13 or 14 individual ingredients and the accuracy of the feeding is the cornerstone to the high performance of the herd. The Estate runs a Manitou Artic Steer and a Shelbourne Reynolds Powermix 25mü, which is replaced regularly. Other feeding and slurry kit is up-to-date and maintained and they do their own umbilical pumping. There is a 50-point Westphalia rotary with in-parlour feeding, completely computer controlled with auto ID, backing and shedding gates, pedometers etc. Replacements are reared until 2 weeks when they go off to a contract rearer until 6 weeks before calving. In the winter dry cows are kept on a separate unit and the applicant is responsible for this straw bedded unit. Most of the milking cows are cubicle bedded on mattresses with sawdust and most sheds have auto scrapers. A knowledge of basic maintenance is desirable. The day starts at 4.30am and every other weekend is worked. The staff consists of a herd manager, feeder man, main herdsperson, two other herdspersons, a full-time night milker and part-time stockperson.


The Job:

The applicant needs to be a good team player with attention to detail a must.


Accommodation:

A two-bedroom semi-detached house is available, on the dairy unit, free of rent, rates and council tax, which has a large living room, large kitchen, upstairs bathroom and downstairs shower/cloakroom with oil fired central heating and a fireplace in the living room. There is a large area of lawn, together with a shed and garage.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Simon Collier on 07885 951105. The herd manager, Mark Ingersent, can be contacted on 07455 442411


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

Dorset 

Reference:

HHweb886 

Cow Numbers:


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


The Farm:

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


The Job:

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


Accommodation:

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


Remuneration:

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


Contact:

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


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Assistant Herdsperson

Location:

Horley, Surrey 

Reference:

JPweb882 

Cow Numbers:

340

We seek a reliable assistant with a solid dairy background looking to progress their career by assisting with the day to day routine and management of a 340-cow herd on a recognised tight autumn block calving, forage based system. The herd is cubicle housed, with easy-feed grass/maize silage fed as self feed and in mangers, with concentrates fed in the 16:32 DTL parlour. There is the opportunity for the successful applicant to join a large, well known dairy farming family business, focussing on fertility, quality milk production from forage/grazing, and have an input with the youngstock, with the added benefit of support from this committed farming operation.


The unit has undergone significant investment over recent years including new heifer accommodation and vet/AI handling area this year; in addition to the excellent facilities and a first class work environment, the job also offers an attractive, recently redecorated 3 bedroom cottage on the farm grounds, free from council tax, rent and rates along with a very good income, and regular time off.


The Farm:

The unit is part of a large farming operation, approximately 750 cows in three herds, on units that are fairly close together. The farms are all well equipped and maintained. The owners are all actively involved in the running of the farms. The unit comprises of a 16:32 DTL herringbone parlour. The dairy facility is compact, and in good working order, with significant investment into new cubicles and the parlour over the last three years. More recently, new heifer housing and vet/AI facilities have been constructed. The silage clamps/feeding area complete the facilities and provide a good working environment containing both cows and heifers. Approximately 340 Friesian/Holstein cows block calved over 10 weeks from the end of August. Yields are approaching 7000 litres/cow and the focus of production is margin/litre and overall profit. Support is available on this well-staffed farm. Once calving and serving are over, the focus is on production from forage/grazing and as time with the herd permits, maintenance and improvements on the unit.


Accommodation:

An attractive and well equipped 3 bedroom semi-detached house is available, it is very near the unit, in a pleasant spot on the farm grounds. The cottage is free from rent, rates and the farmer pays the council tax.


Remuneration:

Subject to negotiation; depending on age and experience. 70 days off, with an additional 5 days specifically after turnout.


Contact:

If you can pride yourself on stockmanship, enjoy being part of a team and want to develop your career within a progressive, secure dairy business; please contact our office or James Picot on 07802 596633 for more details.


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Head Herdsperson

Location:

Wales 

Reference:

SOweb772 

Cow Numbers:

800

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


Contact:

For an informal discussion please call Steve Owens 07981 771320


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

West Devon 

Reference:

HHweb880 

Cow Numbers:

150

We have a contract vacancy for an experienced and dedicated herdsperson to take day-to-day control of 150 H/F cows in a rural location near Okehampton in Devon. The farm is located a short distance from the main A30 dual carriageway which will get you to Exeter in around half an hour. The herd is managed in a traditional way with cows being cubicle housed in winter, when they are fed grass silage in troughs and grazed in summer. Milking is through a 12:24 Fullwood parlour with feeders ACR's etc, which is around 5 years old. The successful candidate will be responsible for milkings as well as performing AI (preferred), foot trimming and general herd health some young stock work and occasional tractor driving at busy times. Cows calve all year round and are currently achieving around 6,500 litres with great scope to push this towards 7,500-8,000. This is a family farm with family members doing the yard work, calf rearing and relief milkings. We can offer a very good package to include every other weekend off, salary commensurate with the position and a decent sized 2 bedroom bungalow with stunning views on the farm.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please call Henry Hare on 07531 335294


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

General Farm Worker

Location:

South Ayrshire 

Reference:

HWweb879 

Cow Numbers:

220

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


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


Contact:

For an informal discussion please call Heather Wildman on 07773 519995


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Assistant Herdsperson

Location:

Kingsbridge, South Devon 

Reference:

HHweb878 

Cow Numbers:

200

We have an unusual and exciting contract vacancy for an assistant herdsperson to join the farmer in caring for 200 robotically milked cows near Kingsbridge in South Devon. When robots were introduced, a purpose built shed was constructed on a green field site which includes the robots, cubicles with mattresses and slatted passageways. Current yields are around 10,200 on all year round calving system. DIYAI is used on farm with the aid of Heat time collars and all young stock are reared on farm. A review of the current system is under way with the likelihood of an increase in cow numbers and a move away from robots back to a conventional parlour the likely outcome. The role will encompass all aspects of cow care, calf rearing, general stock work and some tractor driving, so would suit someone looking to make their way within the industry starting as an assistant herdsperson and growing into a more responsible role as the herd grows. In return we can offer regular time off, suitable accommodation (options available), training on the DMA programme for the right candidate and a salary commensurate with experience.


Contact:

For an informal discussion please call Henry Hare on 07531 335294


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

North Cornwall 

Reference:

TJweb877 

Cow Numbers:

230 Pedigree Cows

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


The Farm:

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


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

The Job:

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

Accommodation:

A 4 bedroom detached house with large garden, c/h and d/g is available on farm and will be free from rent, rates and council tax.


Remuneration:


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


Contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Trevor Jolley on 07766 912481


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Asst Herdsperson/DMA candidate

Location:

North Devon 

Reference:

HHweb876 

Cow Numbers:


We have a contract vacancy for an experienced and dedicated individual to join a delightful family in caring for the prize winning and highly acclaimed Hilltown herd of pedigree Ayrshires. The farm is situated near the market town of South Molton and has the advantage of being in a stunning position on the edge of Exmoor while being easily accessible from the M5 motorway. The successful candidate will be looking to make their way in the industry having already had at least 2 years' experience on a dairy farm, and now looking for that next step. We may also be able to offer a place on the Dairy Management Academy for the right candidate. You will need to have milking experience and an enthusiasm for cows. You will become involved in all aspects of cow management as well as helping care for the dairy young stock and doing some tractor driving. A barn conversion is currently in the planning stage for the successful person with a very well appointed and nice mobile home available for the time being. In return we offer a competitive salary, regular time off and the chance of that place on the Dairy Management Academy.


Contact:

Please call Henry Hare on 07531 335294 for an informal discussion about what this position could deliver for you


Download an application form HERE


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Position:

Herdsperson

Location:

South Yorkshire 

Reference:

RSweb874 

Cow Numbers:

200 cows

We require a self-motivated and accomplished herdsperson to run all elements of a modern and progressive dairy farm between Doncaster and Scunthorpe in south Yorkshire.


Key responsibilities will include:


  • Managing the day-day running of the mainly autumn block calving herd
  • Milking
  • Foot trimming
  • Calf rearing
  • Grazing management
  • Herd health & fertility
  • Record keeping
  • Some tractor drivin

The farm has a 24:24 parlour with; ACRs, milk meters and backing gate to milk the 200 Holstein x Friesian cows yielding 7,700 litres with a strong emphasis on milk from grass. Modern cow housing with 100 sand cubicles and space for 100 loose housed cows 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 themselves and others and work alongside the existing assistant.


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, council tax and utilities and the opportunity to be a key part in a successful and progressive business.


The Farm:

The dairy unit is part of a larger farming business which comprises of 1,500 acres of which 1,200 are cereals and 300 is down to grass and maize to support the 200 dairy cows and replacements.


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


Key farm facts are as follows:


  • 24:24 Westfalia parlou
  • o ACRs


    o Computerised


    o Milk meters


    o Backing gate


    • TM
    • Autumn bias calvin
    • Excellent cow housin
    • 100 Sand cubicles / Loose yards for 100 cow
    • Foot trimming crus
    • Foot bat

    On the dairy unit there will be a full-time assistant herdsperson to assist the herdsperson. Other farm staff help out if required and as relief.


    The Job:

    The herd currently consists of 200 Holstein x Friesian cows currently yielding 7,700 litres with a strong emphasis on milk from grass. It is the farms aim to further increase yields up to around 8,500 litres from the same system.


    Calving takes place mainly in the Autumn through the months of September until Christmas, with another small block in the early summer.


    Replacements are reared in-house with them going off to a different unit on the farm after weaning. All heifers are served to sexed semen.


    Current milk quality is as follows:


    • <200 Cell coun
    • <25 Bactosca

    Milk is sold to Fresh Pastures which goes into schools.


    Fertility work on the herd is carried out with the use of 'RMS', but there is still a strong emphasis on in-house heat detection to ensure nothing is missed. The current calving index is around 410 days.


    Regular foot trimming by a contractor takes place with all reactive cases being treated in-house by the successful candidate.


    Cows are grazed for as long as possible (usually Feb - Nov) and are also buffer fed when required. A full TMR is fed when the cows are fully housed which consists of the following:


    • Grass silage
    • Maize silage
    • Blend
    • Vits & Mins
    • Nutritional advice is carried out by an external consultant.


      A competent, experienced and dedicated herdsperson is required to carry out the day-day running of the herd.


      Main tasks are as follows:


    • Milking
    • Foot trimming
    • Calf Rearing
    • Grazing management
    • Help manage herd health and fertility
    • General stock husbandry tasks
    • Vet, med & animal record keeping
    • Some tractor drivin

    Remuneration:

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


    The property available is a lovely detached dorma-bungalow which is on-farm with the following features:


    • 3 bedrooms
    • Family garden
    • Central heating
    • Conservatory
    • Utilities include

    Contact:

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


    Download an application form HERE


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    Position:

    Enthusiastic Couple to Milk

    Location:

    Nantwich, Cheshire 

    Reference:

    RSweb871 

    Cow Numbers:

    350 cows

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


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


    Contact:

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


    Download an application form HERE


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    Position:

    Herdsperson

    Location:

    Somerset 

    Reference:

    SOweb869 

    Cow Numbers:

    400 cows

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


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


    Contact:

    For an informal discussion please call Steve Owens 07981 771320


    Download an application form HERE


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    Position:

    TMR Operator / Dairy Farm GFW

    Location:

    Lancashire 

    Reference:

    ILweb867 

    Cow Numbers:

    350 cows

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


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


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


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


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


    Contact:

    For an informal discussion please contact Ian Lindsay on 07802 596869


    Download an application form HERE


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    Position:

    Assistant Herdsperson

    Location:

    Carmarthen, Wales 

    Reference:

    SOweb862 

    Cow Numbers:

    300

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


    Contact:

    For an informal discussion please call Steve Owens 07981 771320


    Download an application form HERE


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    Position:

    Herdsperson

    Location:

    Shrewsbury, Shropshire 

    Reference:

    BFweb860 

    Cow Numbers:

    750

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


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


    The Farm:

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


    Key farm facts are as follows:


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

    Staffing


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


    The Job:

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


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


    Current milk quality is as follows:


    • 175 Cell count
    • 30 Bactosca

    Milk is sold to Joseph Heller.


    Feet & Fertility


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


    Nutrition


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


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

    Nutritional advice is carried out by an external nutritionist.


    The Role


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


    Main tasks are as follows:


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

    Remuneration:

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


    Contact:

    For an informal discussion please contact Ben Furnival on 07551 123045


    Download an application form HERE


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    Position:

    Herd Manager/Herdsperson

    Location:

    Newcastle-Under-Lyme 

    Reference:

    BFweb859 

    Cow Numbers:

    260

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


    The Farm:

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


    Key farm facts are as follows:


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


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


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


      Current milk quality is as follows:


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


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


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


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

    Nutritional advice is carried out by an external nutritionist.


    The Job:

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


    Main tasks are as follows:


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

    The Person


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


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


    Accommodation:

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


    Remuneration:

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


    Contact:

    For an informal discussion please contact Ben Furnival on 07551 123045


    Download an application form HERE


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    Position:

    Herdsperson

    Location:

    SW Scotland 

    Reference:

    HWweb856 

    Cow Numbers:

    750

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


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

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


    Contact:

    For an informal discussion please contact Heather Wildman on 07773 519995



    Download an application form HERE


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    Position:

    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:

    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:

    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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    Download an application form HERE


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

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