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H037 - Dairy Herd Manager - South West

An exceptional opening has arisen for a hands on Dairy Herd Manager. Our client is seeking a candidate to manage a progressive and profitable dairy herd and to maintain the highest standards of husbandry and management. Milking takes place twice a day through a new GEA 20:40 swing over parlour complete with auto ID and backflush system.

The Responsibilities:

Working alongside the Dairy Manager (who is running the four dairy farms) and dairy consultant.

Work closely with the vet and AI technician to meet fertility targets.

Follow and develop the dairy protocols in conjunction with the Farm Manager.

Ensure cows are properly fed.

Manage cows at grass, monitoring grass growth rates and cover using the Agrinet system.

Manage a team of three staff and delegate daily duties.

Maintain animal health and welfare to a high standard - with assistance from staff or vets as required.

Foot trimming.

Achieve various production targets set for the herd.

Ensure all paperwork and computerised records are completed in a timely manner.

Maintain a clean and tidy work environment

The Requirements:

Several years of dairy herd management experience with a passion for the industry.

An agricultural qualification. Desirable, but not essential.

Foot trimming experience.

Good communication skills.

Able to work with, contribute to and enforce protocols.

The ability to lead and motivate a small team and pay attention to detail.

A good understanding and knowledge of: herd fertility, dairy nutrition and cow health.

The ability to manage grassland and forage to maximise herd performance.

Well organised and proactive.

Computer literate.


A competitive salary and pension is on offer for this exciting opportunity alongside a three bedroomed, thatched cottage.

The Next Step:

Please e-mail your enquiry or CV to or call Harriet Smith on 01885 483440 for more information. Thank you.

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De Lacy Executive is the recruitment specialist in the Agri-Business, Agri-Food and Land-based Business Sectors. Established in 2000 De Lacy Executive is approved as a member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, which oversees the UKs recruitment industry and is registered with the UKs Information Commissioner under the Data Protection Act.

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  • Added: 8th March 2016
  • Ref: H037
  • Type: Farm/Unit/Forestry/Yard Manager
  • Salary: A competitive salary and pension is on offer for this exciting opportunity alongside a three bedroomed, thatched cottage.
  • Location: UK. Willing to relocate to most UK locations, SW ENGLAND,