Herdsperson

Herdsperson

The Company:

My client is seeking an enthusiastic person to manage their herd of 80 pedigree Holstein cows plus followers, based in Cheshire.

Role Responsibilities:
  • Routine feeding, scraping out, bedding.
  • Monitoring yield – 10,000 l/cow.
  • Animal husbandry.
  • Monitoring livestock.
  • Fertility control, including AI and implementing fertility programme.
  • Tractor work.
  • Compliance.
  • Ensure that farm activities comply with government regulations.
  • Apply health and safety standards across the farm.
  • Tesco correspondence (QVIS / Milkminder).
  • Document results for analysis.
  • Provide monthly information for management reporting.
  • Management.
  • Plan finances and production to maintain farm progress against budget parameters.
  • Plan around external factors, e.g., weather.
  • Planning work schedules.
  • Meeting with professional advisors.
  • Planning vet visits.
  • School visits.

The Candidate:

  • Robotic milking experience.
  • Competent tractor driver.
  • Commitment to animal welfare.
  • IT skills – MUST be computer literate.
  • Artificial insemination (not essential).
  • Foot trimming (not essential).
The Package:
  • £25K - £30K depending upon experience.
  • Further training will be provided with definite opportunity for career progression.
  • Accommodation available (3 bedroom house).
A highly rewarding position, giving you the opportunity to work within a committed team.
If you wish to be considered for this position please send your CV and covering letter to emma@agriFJ.co.uk

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