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about 1 month ago

EXPERIENCED HERDSPERSON REQUIRED

A keen, enthusiastic person is sought to work alongside the owner on a 180 cow dairy unit in Midlothian. The Pedigree Holstein Friesian herd currently achieves around 10,500 l’s, is calved AYR and milked through a 16:32 parlour. The role would involve milking, proactive cow health and welfare and general stock tasks.  Basic tractor and machinery skills are required. In return we offer a competitive salary, regular time off and a 3 bedroom house, rent and council tax included. To apply for this role or for more information please email jill.bathgate@afiweb.net

 

The ideal candidate will have:

Relevant milking experience

Artificial insemination and foot trimming skills advantageous

Good interpersonal skills

Happy to work alone or as a team member

 

The role involves:

Milking cows alone

Keeping the cows accommodation clean and tidy

Maintaining a clean parlour and dairy

Changing liners in clusters

Relief cow feeding, bedding and calf feeding

Helping out at silage and harvest when required (desirable)

 

In return you will receive:

Competitive hourly and overtime rate

Rent free 3 bedroom house with council tax paid

Regular time off

30 days paid holiday per annum

4% pension contribution paid by the Farm

Located 15 miles south of Edinburgh serviced by railway and local bus network  from nearby village

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