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6 months ago

Exciting role as a dairy herdsperson

Kingsbeck estates is looking for an exceptional dairy herdsperson to assist with the management and ensure the health of the Kingsbeck pedigree Jersey herd of 280 cows.

With a housed all year-round calving herd, milked on robots and focused on maximising milk from forage, this opportunity would suit a skilled stockperson who is keen to learn more about Jersey nutrition, health and milking.

To apply you will have an extensive knowledge of dairy farming and an eagerness to learn.  In addition, you will have a can-do approach to all problems, an inability to walk past a job that needs doing, a team player ethic, and a conscientious attitude.  It is desired that you will have a working experience of estates and multipurpose farms. 

This post comes with a competitive salary, a house to suit your individual requirements and with opportunities for learning, promotion and role diversification.

 

Your general day to day tasks will include, but won’t be exclusive too;

Cow welfare

Feeding the herd – TMR system, New Keenan feed wagon

Admin and data entry using computers & the robot

Maintaining Robots

Looking after the health and well-being of Calves & young stock

General estate support

 

You must have

Initiative

Stockmanship skills

A UK drivers licence

The right to work in the UK

Good organisational skills & administrative awareness.

Good people skills and a willingness to work as part of a wider team.

 

Preferred skills; or an eagerness to learn as full training will be provided for the right candidate.

A.I. proficiency

Telehandler & ATV certificate

Hoof maintenance & welfare

Administering medication & all associated record keeping

All applicants must come with the understanding that dairy farming is a vocation, and must be willing to work anti-social hours, with possible call outs through the night, and that on occasion you will be required to work past times you might normally finish.  Applicants must also understand that this is an estate with many facets and on occasion a successful applicant may have to lend a hand in an alternative part of the estate.

 

E: jon.mccosh@kingsbeck.co.uk

Kingsbeck Ltd

Culter Allers

Coulter

Biggar

ML12 6PZ

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