Trainee Herdsperson

Knighton
Full-time


Development Opportunity on Once a Day Dairy Farm

We are seeking a Trainee Herdsperson to join a forward-thinking and ambitious 500 cow spring calving, pasture-based dairy farm.

The Farm

This 600 acre family farm is located between Presteigne and Knighton on the Welsh Borders. We run a 500 cow Jersey-Friesian cross-bred herd. Milking is done once a day through a new 36/72 herringbone parlour. Calving begins in late-February in a 10-week block; the cows are out grazing until the first weeks of November and milked until late December. The farm system has been inspired by the best grazing operators in New Zealand, Ireland and the UK.

The Opportunity

We are recruiting a Trainee Herdsperson to assist with running the herd. We are looking for someone to work on all aspects of the farm including milking, calf rearing, grass management, herd care, etc. It is an excellent development opportunity for someone seeking a career in grass-based dairy farming. They will be working alongside an experienced and ambitious team who are constantly looking to learn and improve.

A one bedroom flat is available on-farm if accommodation is required.

The Applicant:

The successful applicant will have a positive attitude and be eager to learn. They will have some experience of farm work but full training will be provided. They must be honest, punctual and motivated. It is important that applicants have good communication skills and are willing to be an active part of the farm team.

This role comes with a very competitive salary and on-site accommodation with some bills included.

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