Farm Assistant (Milking)

Salary: £10.00 to £15.00 /hour

Flexible Working Opportunity Nr Knighton (9:30am – 2:30pm)

The Opportunity

We are seeking a positive and motivated individual to assist with milking cows on a Once A Day milking dairy farm between Knighton and Presteigne. This will involve helping permanent members of staff to milk cows and undertake other stock work as required. The applicant must be hard-working, reliable and eager to learn.

This is a flexible working opportunity, either part-time or full-time, up to five days per week. No prior farming experience is necessary, but an attitude to learn is essential. The hours of work are designed to fit around school drop-off and pick-up, approximately 9.30am-2.30pm. Following a Once A Day milking system allows the cows to be milked at any time.

Depending on experience, the salary will start at £10/hour with the opportunity to progress up to £15/hour as skills develop and responsibility levels increase.

The Farm

This is a family business located on 600 acres of grassland located between Presteigne and Knighton on the Welsh Borders. We run a 500 cow Jersey-Friesian herd on a grass-based farming system. Milking is done once a day and calving is undertaken in a 10 week block starting in late-February. The cows are kept outside until mid-October and the lactation finishes in mid-December.

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