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Herdsperson - Launceston, Cornwall

REAL Success
Launceston, Cornwall
£29,000 - £35,000 per year
Closing date
21 Jun 2024

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Animal Health, Dairy, Farm Work, General, Livestock
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Direct Employer

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Job description

Herdsperson – Launceston, Cornwall

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

An exciting opportunity has arisen as we are looking for a Herdsperson to join one of our grass based dairy farms in Launceston, Cornwall.

Our Business & Farm

The business was founded in 1950 and since then the business has grown and diversified. Today we are currently organic farming across four locations in South Devon, Cornwall and Somerset.

This role is working on one of our organic dairy units in Cornwall. The herd consists of 550 autumn block calving cows who are milked twice a day through a 24/48 herringbone parlour, averaging 5,500 litres. Our high quality milk is supplied to Arla, with all our records and data kept up to date using Herdwatch.

You will be joining a passionate team and we work hard to provide support and training at every level in our businesses, providing unique opportunities for everyone.

Your role

As a Herdsperson, you will support the team with all the daily duties of the dairy operation. AI & Foot trimming experience is preferred but not essential as training can be provided, other roles and responsibilities will include:

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

- Milking to a high standard as part of a team and ensuring the parlour is kept clean and safe to operate.

- Making the best quality forage and working with the Herd Manager to agree cropping.

- Keeping basic records and compliance up to date.

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

- Supporting with dry cow management, calving cows and colostrum protocols.

- General stockperson & yard work and machine maintenance

Job Requirements

- A full UK driving license

- A proof of UK right to work

Your Requirements

- Demonstrate experience in agriculture and dairy.

- You will be a confident individual who has a high attention to detail and strong communication skills.

- Be honest, trustworthy and above all share our passion for cows and dairy.

- Be friendly, organised, and keen to have positive working relationships with your colleagues.

The Benefits

- Competitive salary depending on your experience

- 2-bedroom accommodation

- Investment in your training and development to achieve your career goals

- Being part of a business which is looking to progress and make an impact on the dairy industry


Our farm is based in a village close to the picturesque town of Launceston, Cornwall, with schools, pubs, leisure and transport routes nearby.

If you are ready to join our team as a Herdsperson, we would love to hear from you.

Applications with a cover letter will receive priority.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: £29,000.00-£35,000.00 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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