Herdsperson and Calf Rearer

Location Darlington
Discipline: Agriculture, Farming, Food & Fresh Produce, Pet, Vet & Animal Health, Machinery, Technical & Engineering
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 per year + 3 bedroom cottage
Contact name: Sophie Ashmore

Contact email: Sophie@agriFJ.co.uk
Job ref: 16758 SA
Published: about 18 hours ago
Startdate: ASAP
Client: Agricultural and Farming Jobs

Herdsperson / Calf Rearer

Location of the Job: County Durham.

Salary & Benefits Package:

  • A competitive salary to reflect experience but starting at £25,000 per year.

  • 3 bedroom cottage on the farm.

  • Council tax and water rates paid.

  • 31 days holiday.

Hours of Work:

  • 5am - 5.30pm.

  • 11 days on 3 days off (Every second Monday)


  • 30 mins for breakfast (After morning milking and calf feeding)

  • 2 hours for lunch typically 12 - 2pm but can be flexible, work load permitting.

Additional information:

  • This is a permanent full-time position.

  • Only 1 mile from Darlington and local schools.

About The Company:

A Herdsperson / Calf Rearer is now required to join a 5 strong farm team looking after 500 organic dairy cows on our award-winning unit.

Key Responsibilities:
You will be responsible for:

  • Prepping parlour for milking or gathering cows from fields/sheds.

  • Milking with particular attention to hygiene, cows, milker and parlour.

  • Calf feeding twice per day. Times 6.30am and afternoon 3.30pm .

  • Milking calves via mobile taxi and with cake.

  • Checking water is available and clean.

  • Weaned heifers waiting transfer to young stock farm fed haylage and cake.

  • Bedding up calf hutches and Igloos.

  • Scraping and washing the front of hutches.

  • Colostrum feeding, dipping navels and tagging new born calves.

  • Passport applications and filing once arrived.

  • Dehorning heifer calves if required.

  • Moving calves from calving shed/paddock to calf pens.

  • Mucking out and steam cleaning of hutches and igloos

  • Preparing and keeping handover notes up to date.

Ideal Person Skills & Qualifications:
You will have / be…

  • Exposure to dairy farming - milking, calving and feeding cows.

  • Living within 30 miles of the farm or willing to relocate for the role.

  • Training is provided in all of the above.

  • A good work ethic and an ability to follow procedure is.

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