Herdsman - Dairy Farmer - Ireland

Discipline: Agriculture, Farming, Pet, Vet & Animal Health
Job type: Permanent
Salary: ££25000 - £30000 per annum + + House / Accomodation
Contact name: Richard Gilbert

Contact email: Richard@agriFJ.co.uk
Job ref: 14982 RG_1632988891
Published: 18 days ago
Startdate: ASAP

​​​Job Title: Herdsman - Dairy Farmer

Vacancy Ref Number: 14982 RG

Location of the Job: Southern-Ireland

The Company:

My clients are an extremely well-established Dairy Farm. On site they have towards 1,000 Cows. The Farm Unit is divided into two - with the central Milking Unit and then the Smaller Calf Rearing Unit.

They pride themselves on their Fantastic Heritage - They are extremely passionate within Dairy Farming and offer an incredibly pleasant working atmosphere.

The Industry: Dairy Farming, Dairy Farm, Livestock, Farm, Farming, Agriculture, Herdsman, Farm Worker, Milk, Milking, Cows, Calf, Calves, Parlour.

The Job Role details:

An exciting opportunity, due to company growth, has arisen at my client's organisation for a hardworking and enthusiastic individual, with a strong work ethic - to join as a Herdsman - Dairy Farm Worker.

As a Herdsman you will be responsible for every aspect of the day to day running of their Dairy Farm, carrying out a variety of roles from Milking and Caring for the Cows and Calf's, to working in the Milking Parlour.

Seeking a passionate team member, keen to grow, learn and develop a long-lasting career. You will be given many opportunities to take your own initiative and responsibility. A Fantastic career opportunity as well as Lifestyle opportunity.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Day to day work on the Dairy Farm
  • Provide great daily Herdsman skills - responsible for the cows.
  • Daily Milking of the cows.
  • Cow Display - Prepare for Vets visits & General Check-ups.
  • Calf Rearing
  • Dry off the Calves.
  • Caring/ Looking after the Cows correctly.
  • Looking after the Milking Parlour.
  • Demonstrate good communication skills.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • Keep accurate records.
  • Plan, schedule, and review workload.
  • Manage the stock control, as well as stores.
  • Confirm that health and safety regulations are being followed.
  • Good attitude to Health of the Cows.

Ideal Person Skills and Qualifications:

  • Previous Dairy Farm experience and Dairy Farm working knowledge.
  • Previous Herdsman experience.
  • Practical and hands-on.
  • Quality Stocks Manship.
  • Highly organised.
  • Ability to manage time and workload effectively.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • To be enthusiastic and driven to learn, grow and develop.
  • Passionate about Cow Health and General Care.
  • Ideal: A.I Bull experience (Artificial insemination experience).

  • Ideal: Breeding/ Husbandry experience.

The Package:
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 depending on experience.

+ House/ Accommodation + Fantastic Training

How to apply: Please click the 'Apply Now' button, attaching your Full up-to date CV.

We thank all applicants who apply for this role. However, please be advised that only those short listed for an interview will be contacted. Please be assured that your job application will be managed in complete confidence and your personal details will not be passed to any third party without your prior permission.


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