Hartpury College

Head Herdsperson

Location
Hartpury, Gloucester
Salary
£33,000 per annum
Posted
09 May 2017
Closes
21 May 2017
Job Level
Facilities Support
Job Function
Estates and Facilities
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

We are seeking an experienced Herdsperson with a solid focus on herd health. The role involves regular milking, and includes responsibility for foot trimming, bedding, health/calving and vet visits. The successful candidate will be a self-starter who takes pride in high standards and is keen to be a key part of the success of the farm. You will also be an excellent stockperson with a proven track record within large herd management.

The herd is comprised of approximately 250 milking Holstein-Friesian cows, and milking takes place through a 16:32 rapid-exit De Laval parlour. The herd is currently undergoing a transition from all year round calving to Autumn block calving.

The ideal candidate will also be expected to be a flexible team player, with a willingness to assist on the other enterprises as needed, including the breeding ewe flock, dairy youngstock, beef cattle, deer herd, and arable enterprises.

We offer excellent benefits including continuous professional development opportunities, 25 days annual leave entitlement plus bank holidays, onsite fitness facilities, free onsite parking and lots more.

Hartpury College is an equal opportunities employer.

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