Herdsperson in Dumfries & Galloway Ref 915

Position:      Herdsperson

Location:     Dumfries & Galloway

The Farm:

Interested in working on a successful grassland  'New Zealand' based system dairy farm? This modern, well-equipped farm is looking for a Herdsperson for their 700-cow herd on the 600-acres farm

The position/applicant:

Our client is particularly  interested in applicants with a specific interest  in grassland systems, no experience necessary, moreso the interest and enthusiasm for same. 

This role requires a firm focus on herd health so excellent cow husbandry skills are key and will include calf rearing.  Milking is completed twice daily in a DeLaval 44-point swing over parlour and so applicants should have sound milking knowledge and competence and be capable of managing a large dairy herd. Farm machinery usage will include some tractor driving so a  full licence is essential. 

This is a great opportunity to work and learn on an expanding spring calving dairy farm in Scotland.  Recent graduates with an interest in grassland management  are also welcome to apply.

Accommodation:

Accommodation will be provided to the successful applicant and will either be shared  or in a cottage available for a family.

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 statutory tax deductions and payments will be made by Farm Solutions on their behalf. Hourly pay operates, which includes pay for overtime hours worked.

To apply, please forward your CV to recruitmentmanager@farm-solutions.co.uk or phone 07442491963 for further information. 

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