Youngstock Manager

We have an opportunity for a reliable, self-motivated and responsible individual to join our farm team. The ideal candidate will have a track record of rearing dairy and beef youngstock to a high standard, experience of diagnosing symptoms of calf diseases and preventative management. The candidate with be expected to take responsibility for newborn calves until animals join the dairy herd.

The farm has recently invested in a purpose-built facility for rearing calves from birth through to weaning. This system will be fully utilised to maintain quality replacements for the college dairy herd. The new unit has a handling system with EID weighing and recording to ensure that routine tasks are made simple.

In addition to rearing dairy replacements, the candidate will be expected to rear 120 -150 Aberdeen Angus cross calves, gathering data weekly on all aspects of their production. Data from all groups of animals is to be reported to the farm manager weekly to allow constant monitoring of the rearing systems, and so proven record-keeping skills will be necessary.

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 milking herd and breeding ewe flock.

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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