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Herd Manager- Herefordshire

REAL Success
Bromyard, Herefordshire
£50,000 - £60,000 per annum
Closing date
9 May 2024

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Animal Health, Dairy, Livestock, Management
Contract Type
Herdsperson, Manager
Employer Type
Direct Employer

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Herd Manager – Bromyard, Herefordshire

We are seeking a Herd Manager to join our established team and well-invested farm in Bromyard, Herefordshire.

NOTE - You will be working directly for the farm, not through REAL Success.

Our Farm

We are a high-yielding, well invested, family farm running across 1,200 acres with a 900 Holstein all-year-round calving flying herd, yielding 12,000 litres per annum. We milk three times a day using a GEA 50-point rotary parlour with a Northern Dairy Teat wand and brush. Our milk is supplied on an Arla 360 Morrison’s contract. Our cows are housed all year round, and we have a team of 15 full-time staff with additional support provided by a night team. We are an award-winning, reputable farm and family business, looking for a highly capable and passionate Herds Manager to lead our team.

We are a highly invested unit, with high cow welfare and environmental awareness being the number one focus, utilising technology such as automatic foot baths, cow collars, fans throughout our sheds and LED lighting.

Your Role

- Liaise with the management team to achieve agreed KPI’s, financial budgets, and herd targets.

- Leading on genetic progression and fertility, utilising both data provided by heat detection collars and instinctive cow knowledge to aid high welfare.

- Overall management of the herds health and wellbeing.

- Work in collaboration with the wider farm team regarding farm audits, cow nutrition, milk production and the fertility and general welfare of the dairy herd.

- Managing the team, including preparing and helping to implement the rota.

- Coordinate and be part of the management team rota for out-of-hours emergency calls.

- Utilising the data provided by Uniform and demonstrate a clear understanding of the software.

- Ensuring the farm is kept tidy & safe to operate.

- Liaising with vets & nutritionists.

- General stock person work and parlour maintenance.

- A full UK Driving license is required for this role. AI qualifications are preferred.


The successful candidate will:

- Have extensive knowledge of working on fertility and utilising data. You will have a proven track record of fertility performance.

- Possess vast cow knowledge and a passion for cow welfare.

- Be a skilled individual with a high attention to detail, who can lead a team and communicate effectively.

- Have experience working in high input, high output farming.

- Be motivated, adaptable, and skilled in agriculture.

- Overall a reliable and genuine person, who is invested in moving the farm forward.

- Willing to embrace new ideas and technology.

- Lead by example.

The Benefits

In return, we offer a highly competitive salary based on your experience, and a 3 bedroom newly renovated semi-detached farmhouse situated on the farm. The farm is managed with a modern-day outlook on people management, and we are open to discussing shift patterns that suit both the business needs and the needs of the successful candidate.

The reassurance that you will be a valued member of the management team and have the knowledge that you will be able to implement you own thoughts and ideas in the knowledge that you are helping to take the business forward to the next level.


The farm is located 2 miles from Bromyard, based in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside. The farm is also close to all amenities such as shops, schools, sports clubs, and restaurants.

Applications with a covering letter explaining why you would like to work on our farm as a Herd Manager will get preference.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: £50,000.00-£55,000.00 per year


We’re a “people life-cycle” business providing recruitment services and people development support, primarily to the Agriculture sector in the UK.

REAL Success focuses entirely on recruiting, developing, and retaining people. Our offerings include a comprehensive staff recruitment service, practical HR and employment advice, succession planning, team development, and leadership and management training.


Our mission is to influence and inspire business leaders and employees working in the agri-sector to improve their people management skills creating a more attractive, effective and sustainable industry in which to work.

We provide simple, cost effective, easy to implement tools and methods to quickly educate leaders, making their businesses more attractive to prospective employees, whilst retaining their existing staff for longer.

Company info
REAL Success
Carleton House, 266-268 Stratford Road
Shirley, Solihull
West Midlands
B90 3AD
United Kingdom

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