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Head Herdsperson - Herefordshire

REAL Success
Leominster, Herefordshire
£35,000 - £40,000 per annum
Closing date
11 May 2024

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Head Herdsperson – Pembridge, Leominster, Herefordshire

We are seeking an Head Herdsperson to join our team in Pembridge, Leominster.

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

Our Farm

Our family-run farm in the Arrow Valley of Herefordshire comprises of a 600-cow autumn block calving, grass-based dairy herd milked through a rotary parlour. The dairy herd is made up of robust easy calving animals based on the New Zealand style of grassland management and breeding. We also run a 500kw anaerobic digester which uses all our dairy slurry along with manure from our broiler chicken unit and some purpose grown crops to generate electricity and heat. We work closely with our neighboring farms and manage around 400ha at this unit. We also run a herd of horned Hereford cattle consisting of 20 breeding cows.

Your role

As the Head Herdsperson, you will be working closely with the current Dairy Manager, supporting with the overall cow operation. AI & Foot trimming experience is preferred but not essential, other roles and responsibilities include.

– Daily management of the herd and ensuring animal welfare is the top priority.

– Implementing the agreed Financial Budget and the Strategic Plan for the farm with the dairy manager

– Supporting the Dairy manager in achieving the farm production targets, including milk production, Improving cow genetics and the breeding of the dairy herd

– Assisting with dry cow management, calving cows and colostrum protocols.

– Liaising with Vets, nutritionists and consultants for the farm.

– Keeping the overall farm tidy and safe to operate. Ensuring health and safety legislations are met daily.

– Farm site & machinery maintenance

– Keeping basic records and compliance up to date.

A full UK driving license and a UK right to work are required for this role.


The right person will need to demonstrate experience in dairy management and agriculture, whilst also sharing the same values as our farm. We are looking for an individual who is able to lead and communicate effectively with their team, always looking for new ways to improve. You will need to be able to take on responsibility, adapt when needed and always be on the front foot. Our mission for the farm is to be a top-quality producer, with high animal welfare and be an employer of choice that provides a great working environment to work that allows personal, financial and career growth for all employees.

The Benefits

We will provide a competitive salary based on your experience and a commitment to your ongoing development. We also have a 3-bed house available.

This is a role where you can develop your existing skills and knowledge, as we will provide support in your future goals.


Our farm is situated a mile outside the Black & White village of Pembridge, in the heart of the North Herefordshire countryside.

If you think you can help us as an Head Herdsperson, we’d like to hear from you.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: £35,000.00-£40,000.00 per year


  • Company pension
  • Free parking
  • Housing allowance
  • On-site parking
  • Relocation assistance
  • Sick pay


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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