Temporary Herdsperson in Cornwall Ref 1397

Position:  Temporary Herdsperson 

Location:  Cornwall

Seeking a responsible and experienced herdsperson/manager to cover for a period, negotiable from 3-6 months on this excellent dairy unit; providing cover for holiday period and take management during that time. Beautiful area and location on the south coast of Cornwall, close to vibrant town of Helston, beautiful coastline and excellent amenities.

The Farm

This modern, well equipped farm has a dairy herd of 300 cows with Autumn block calving. Milking is completed twice daily in a 16/32 swingover parlour. The herd are summer grazed and sand cubicle housed in winter. Cows are TMR fed. 

Our client is seeking someone who has experienced and competent at milking to work alongside and manage existing milking staff, complete a share of the milking, focus on herd health, forage and general herd maintenance.

The farm runs holiday cottages throughout the summer and one will be made available from the end of October for this position.

The position

Duties which the successful candidate will be required to perform are:

  • Milking twice daily- 5am and 3pm 
  • Focus on Herd Care
  • Bedding up and scraping out
  • Feeding the herd
  • Spotting sick animal
  • Some tractor driving duties
  • Used a straw chopper and other usual farm machinery

The Applicant:

The client is willing to open this opportunity to applicants with basic milking experience who are enthusiastic and willing to learn. Previous dairy farm work is essential and candidates must have tractor driving licence and experience. 

This is an interesting position to offer someone who is perhaps travelling or wanting a shorter term position.

Accommodation is a static caravan on site, with plus to replace with log cabin.

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  pay for overtime hours worked.

To apply, please forward your CV to recruitmentmanager@farm-solutions.co.uk or phone us on 07442 491963 for further information.

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