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Position

Location

Reference

Cow Numbers

Assistant Herdsperson

West Sussex

JPweb875

300 cows

Herdsperson

South Yorkshire

RSweb874

200 cows

Tractor Driver

Shropshire

BFweb873

750 cows

Head Herdsperson/Manager

Horley, Surrey

JPweb872

340 cows

Enthusiastic Couple to Milk

Nantwich, Cheshire

RSweb871

350 cows

Poultry Stock-person

Dorset

SOweb870

Herdsperson

Somerset

SOweb869

400 cows

Assistant Herdsperson

Shrewsbury

RSweb868

1200 cows

TMR Operator / Dairy Farm GFW

Lancashire

ILweb867

350 cows

All Rounder / Herdsperson / Stockman

Reading, Berkshire

SASCweb866

500 cows

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

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

Herdsperson

Chirk, Nr Wrexham

BFweb838

170

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

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.

ILweb96

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

Position:

Assistant Herdsperson

Location:

West Sussex 

Reference:

JPweb875 

Cow Numbers:

300 cows

We seek an energetic assistant herdsman to work with a well-established herd manager on a 300 cow unit.


The core responsibilities are milking the herd in a well-equipped 20/40 swing over parlour. There is also the opportunity to expand husbandry skills such as AI and foot trimming with training available.


The cows are TMR fed and loose housed with an additional person feeding and bedding up.


Remuneration:

The position will be well paid with accommodation available on the farm.


Contact:

If you would like more details please call James Picot on 07802 596633


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:

    Tractor Driver

    Location:

    Shropshire 

    Reference:

    BFweb873 

    Cow Numbers:

    750 cows

    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 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:

    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

    The Job:

    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 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 Bactoscan
    • Milk is sold to Joseph Heller.


      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.


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


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


      An experienced and dedicated tractor driver is required to work with the team of dairy staff.


      Main tasks are as follows:


    • Feeding using Kennan
    • Telehandler work
    • Bedding and scrraping
    • Seasonal field works
    • Silage making and maize carting
    • Maintenance field works
    • Some routine maintenance of machiner

    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 may be available.


    Contact:

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


    Download an application form HERE


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    Position:

    Head Herdsperson/Manager

    Location:

    Horley, Surrey 

    Reference:

    JPweb872 

    Cow Numbers:

    340 cows

    As the successful applicant you will be able take responsibility for the day to day management of the 340-cow herd on a recognised tight autumn block calving, forage based system. The herd, in recently updated facilities, is cubicle housed, with easy-feed grass/maize silage fed as self feed and in mangers; concentrates are fed in the 16:32 DTL parlour. The responsibilities of this role are fertility and efficient, quality production from forage/grazing. You will also have an input with the youngstock and farm as a whole; aided by the benefit of support from an experienced assistant and this dedicated farming operation.Offered in return is an attractive, well equipped 3 bedroom detached house on the farm grounds, free from council tax, rent and rates along with a very good income, and regular time off.If you can pride yourself on your level of stockmanship and would like to join a farming business committed to the future and treating their staff well.


    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.


    The Job:

    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 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:

    For an informal conversation, please ring James Picot on 07802596633


    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:

    Poultry Stock-person

    Location:

    Dorset 

    Reference:

    SOweb870 

    Cow Numbers:


    We have a vacancy for a capable stockperson to look after day old chicks on a large egg unit in North Dorset. This job would suit somebody with or without poultry experience but must have good stockperson attributes, with calves for example. We also a vacancy for a competent general farm worker or semi-retired herdsperson, to assist in overseeing all day to day operations and looking to take a less intensive job as required by dairy herds. Accommodation and remuneration will be competitive for the roles advertised.


    Contact:

    For an informal discussion please call Steve Owens 07981 771320


    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:

    Assistant Herdsperson

    Location:

    Shrewsbury 

    Reference:

    RSweb868 

    Cow Numbers:

    1200 cows

    An opportunity has arisen to join a highly motivated team looking after a herd of 1,200 cross-bred cows on a spring block calving system 5 miles north of Shrewsbury.


    You will join the team and carry out a wide variety of tasks which will include; calf rearing, milking, grazing management and GFW.The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, willing to work hard, be a good time keeper and will be prepared to work in varying weather conditions. A good package is on offer for the right candidate with a lovely 2 bedroomed cottage on farm, which is rent free and has the council tax paid.


    Contact:

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


    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:

    All Rounder / Herdsperson / Stockman

    Location:

    Reading, Berkshire  

    Reference:

    SASCweb866 

    Cow Numbers:

    500 cows

    An exciting new position has arisen for a 500 cows plus high yielding herd on the outskirts of Reading at the Mapledurham Estate. A keen and enthusiastic candidate is required to work within the team in the day-to-day running of this progressive dairy enterprise. Duties will include the full spectrum of activities associated with this high calibre herd which is cubicle housed and milked in a 50 point GEA Rotary parlour. A team of six operate on this 11,000 litre 3 x daily milked unit supplying Marks & Spencer on a premium contract. A two-bedroomed home is available, on the dairy unit. For an informal discussion please contact the Simon Collier on 07885 951105 or for a fact sheet and application form please contact the LKL office on 01722 323546 or visit our website at www.lkl-services.co.uk. The herd manager, Mark Ingersent, can be contacted on 07455442411


    The Farm:

    The herd is milked 3x per day through a 50 point Westphalia parlour with auto-ID, auto-segregation, and computerised feeding. The farm runs both Interherd and DP management programmes which are used extensively to monitor performance of the 11,000 litre herd. We use a TMR feeding system with Digi-Star software. The herd is cubicle housed with auto scrapers on rubber matting and run our own umbilical slurry system. Calving is all year round to supply a premium Marks and Spencer contract. DIY AI is done on the main herd and sexed semen with RMS on the young stock, which are contract reared away. Performance levels are set at an industry high and are audited by both milk processors and retailers on a frequent basis.


    The Job:

    We are looking to recruit a good all rounder to join our 6 full time team members who will have preferably worked with high yielding cows within a team environment and who is willing to take on some responsibility and to contribute to the continued success of the herd. The farm has a dedicated night milker and full-time feeder operator within the team.


    The ideal candidate will have a track record of hygienic milk production together with a good mix of technical expertise and practical knowledge with the ability to make decisions and a can do attitude.


    What we are looking for is:


    • Enthusiasm, with milking experience within a team
    • Timely and accurate record keeping
    • Milking herd and dry/ young stock health and welfare
    • DIY AI trained/or willing to learn.

    Remuneration:

    An excellent package is available to the successful candidate to include performance related bonuses, a 2-bedroome home is available free of rent and utilities. There is also a generous amount of time off.


    Contact:

    For an informal discussion please contact the Simon Collier on 07885 951105. The herd manager, Mark Ingersent, can be contacted on 07455442411.


    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 07981 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

    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



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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.


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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:

    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


    A.I


    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


    Download an application form HERE


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    Position:

    Assistant Herdsperson

    Location:

    Warwickshire 

    Reference:

    BFweb824 

    Cow Numbers:

    170

    We require an enthusiastic herdsperson to carry out day-day duties on a family run 170 cow unit near to Kings Norton approximately 8 miles from Birmingham. Key responsibilities will include; milking, heat detection, calf rearing to weaning, de-horning, general farm labour, herd health, fertility and record keeping. The successful candidate must be hard working and willing to learn, with good communication skills. Whilst experience would be beneficial, training and support will be provided. In return we offer a competitive salary with bonus schemes, accommodation on the farm and the opportunity to be a key part in a successful and progressive family business.


    The Farm:

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


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


    Key farm facts are as follows: 15:30 parlour


    ACRs, back flush, direct line


    AYR calving (Adapting to spring and autumn blocks)


    Cubicles fitted with mats Good handling facilities Crush & race


    Modern machinery with tele handler.


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


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


    Feet & Fertility:


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


    Nutrition


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


    The Job:

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


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

    The Person: You need to be an enthusiastic, trustworthy individual who is willing to learn. Experience or qualifications would be beneficial but not vital. The person must be an excellent communicator and be willing to be part of highly motivated team.


    Remuneration:

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


    Contact:

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


    Download an application form HERE


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    Position:

    Herdsperson

    Location:

    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


    Download an application form HERE


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    Position:

    Herdsperson

    Location:

    Oxfordshire 

    Reference:

    BFweb815 

    Cow Numbers:

    400

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


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


    The Farm:

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


    Key farm facts are as follows:


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

    Feet & Fertility


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


    Nutrition


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


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


    The Job:

    Staffing


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


    The Herd


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


    Current average milk quality is as follows:


    • 98Cell count
    • 17 Bactoscan

    Milk is sold to Arla on a Waitrose contract.


    The Role


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


    • Milking
    • AI (not essential
    • Foot trimming
    • Feeding and TMR ration contro
    • Implementation and following of protocols
    • Record keeping (computer skills an advantage)
    • Structured meetings with herd manager and external consultants.

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


    The Person


    You need to be a very good all round stockperson who is willing to carry out a number of different tasks. You will be proficient with the use of diet feeders and modern machinery. You must have excellent communication skills and be willing to be part of a team. You will also have the desire to drive the business forward and have new ideas.


    Remuneration:

    Remuneration


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


    Contact:

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


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    Position:

    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


    Download an application form HERE


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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


    Download an application form HERE


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    Position:

    Herdsperson

    Location:

    Cheshire 

    Reference:

    RSweb787 

    Cow Numbers:

    1,100

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


    Contact:

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


    Download an application form HERE


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    Position:

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