|Second Herdsperson - Ref: SOweb625 |
Accommodation: 2 bed cottage
Self Employed: Yes
Description: We have a contract vacancy for a 2nd herdsperson to work on a family managed farm in Somerset, not far from Taunton. The farm runs to 450 acres with a Holstein dairy herd of 300 cows yielding above 10,000ltrs with plans for modest expansion. This unit is very well managed by hands on family members who have taken the opportunity to grow and require extra labour to assist and be fully involved in herd management and expansion. Milking is through a 20 x 20 herringbone parlour with ACR’s , back flush and a backing gate. These Holstein cows are TMR fed throughout the year, consisting of grass and maize silages with summer grazing. All calves are reared on farm from this autumn seasonal calving unit with heifers calving in 1 block to sexed semen. Housing consists of cubicles with rubber mats and sawdust with loose housing for close up and special needs group. The appointed person who must maintain clean and tidiness will be required to be proficient in AI and foot trimming, take a keen interest in the breeding decisions and overall health of the cows. A competitive package will be offered to the successful candidate, with accommodation on farm in an exceptional 2 bedroom cottage with a new AGA and log burner. For an informal discussion please call Steve Owens 07981 771320.