Assistant Herdsperson/General Assistant on a Grass based system in Somerset Ref 1585

Position:     Assistant Herdsperson/ General Assistant on a Grass based system  Ref:1585

Location:    Somerset

The Farm:

This modern, well equipped farm is looking for an Assistant Herdsperson/ general farm duties for their 320 dairy cow herd. Milking is completed twice daily in a well-equipped 30/60 swingover parlour. The farm is running a New Zealand system grass based system. 

The position/applicant:

We are seeking an Assistant dairy person to become part of the existing team with the potential to progress through their system. An interest of grass based systems would be useful but not essential as training and attendance at discussion groups etc can be offered. 

We will be also considering lesser experienced candidates, who perhaps only have basic dairy experience but as long as have the right attitude to learn, are genuine, communicative and keen to progress then they will fit in well. 

As previously mentioned training can be offered with regards to learning this specific milking routine, dairy and parlour hygiene standards, herd health and care, calf rearing as well as tractor duties. 

This is a mixed role, of which basic tractor experience will be necessary. This role will involve a mix of duties and depending on the candidate can be flexible with their strengths and preferences. It will be a mix of milking, stock work, calf rearing potentially, and tractor duties. Grassland management will become part of the roll as well, with training towards use of paddocks, plate meter reader etc. 

The successful candidate must have the following:

Previous experience or basic milking experience considered
Experience in basic tractor driving skills
Experience of extensive grazing systems is an advantage, but not essential

This is a great opportunity for personal development and further responsibility for the right candidate.

Accommodations is a static mobile home.

This is a contract position where the successful This is a contract position where the successful person will operate as an agency worker with Farm Solutions. This means that the person will not have sub-contractor responsibilities and all tax deductions and payments will be made by Farm Solutions. Hourly pay operates including extra pay for overtime hours worked.

To apply for this role please forward your CV in Word Format to or phone 07442 491963 for further information


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