An opportunity has arisen for a senior herdsperson to join a team of permanent staff with a milking herd of 440 Holstein. This is a new position in the team and is opportunity to step up by leading by example to the rest of the team. Candidates will need to demonstrate to attention detail within the herd and increase herd productivity from within a team culture. Candidates need to be able to think for themselves, motivate other team members around plus work alongside the owner
The farm is 600 acres, 200 acres of grassland and 400 acres maize and cereals which are fed back to the cows. Cows calve all year round and yielding 10,000 litres, on three times daily milking. Total mixed ration feeding is practiced, no feeding in parlour. Milking is through a 30:30 GEA herringbone milking parlour with automatic identification, wireless heat detection, backing gate and auto segregation. Milking cows are cubicle housed with mattresses and are in 3 groups. Dry cows and pre-calving cows are in straw yards as are young stock.
This senior herdsperson will be part of daytime milking (on a 10 hour shift pattern), trim lame cows between visits of the hoof trimmer, and perform AI. This herdsperson will need be proactive with herd health including fertility, taking a lead with vaccinations etc.
Remuneration: Candidates need able to demonstrate that you have achieved excellent results in a herdsperson role. In return the reward will be an excellent package to include generous salary, regular time off and a suitable house or accommodation as needed
Location: Cambridgeshire, please ring for more precise location.