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Assistant Herd Manager

LKL Services to Agriculture
Closing date
6 Apr 2023

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400 Autumn calved and 100 spring calved

We have a contract vacancy for an enthusiastic person to work alongside one of the countries best Herd Managers on a progressive family-owned dairy unit. The farm is situated on the edge of Frome. This Split-block calving herd of commercial H/F cows are producing over 8500 litres for a local milk buyer.

Superb and well-maintained facilities include a 40/40 DeLaval parlour with ACR’s, in parlour feeding auto ID & shedding which is capable of milking over 100 cows per hour. With a focus on maximising milk from home-grown forage, the herd is cared for to very high standards and achieves over 4500 litres from forage.

Recent investment has seen a new heifer yard built on the unit and additional cubicle housing will go ahead in 2023 to further improve cow welfare and working conditions.

Key responsibilities will include milking once a day (always 2 in parlour), general husbandry, foot trimming, AI and helping with the day to day running of the unit. Grass measurement and allocation will also be an integral part of this role. AI and foot trimming training can / will be provided.

On-going training and support will be provided, although the ideal candidate will already be a team player, have good attention to detail with a passion for cows and good stockmanship skills.

We have a variety of housing options available depending on candidates’ requirements from family house to smaller accommodation free from rent and council tax, together with a salary to reflect the importance of this role.

For an informal discussion please contact Trevor Jolley on 07766 912481


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