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JH025 - Dairy Herds Manager SW

De Lacy Executive has been retained to source a senior herdsman with the ability to assume the Dairy Herds Manager role when the existing Herd Manager retires on a diversified estate in the South West. Reporting directly to the Herd Manager, the successful applicant will work towards having responsibility for the 330 cow herd on a well equipped unit, as well as 3 dedicated staff working to the highest standards of animal welfare. A good understanding of a grazing based system would be required and experience in PACE Keenan Feeding would be an advantage.

De Lacy Executive has been retained to source a senior herdsman with the ability to assume the Dairy Herds Manager role when the existing Herd Manager retires on a diversified estate in the South West. Reporting directly to the Herd Manager, the successful applicant will work towards having responsibility for the 330 cow herd on a well equipped unit, as well as 3 dedicated staff working to the highest standards of animal welfare. A good understanding of a grazing based system would be required and experience in PACE Keenan Feeding would be an advantage.

The Responsibilities:

Have responsibility for milking, herd health, youngstock and record keeping

Maintain high standards for themselves and for the farm team

Maintain high standards of professional integrity and an ethical approach to business as part of the Companys Management Team

Work with the existing Herd Manager to support the Companys aim for high standards of Health and Safety for its employees, contractors and visitors

The Successful Candidate will:

Have previous experience in Herd Management and the right personality to be able to eventually lead a team

Be competent in AI, foot trimming and operating farm vehicles

Be computer literate with a sound knowledge of herd computer based records; Interherd experience would be ideal but not necessarily required

Work towards under the guidance of the existing herd manager managing and motivating the farm team through good leadership

Hold a full valid UK Driving Licence

Remuneration: An attractive package is offered with an attractive three-bedroom house, located on the farm.

Interested? For more information and an informal confidential discussion please call Jadine Huxtable on: Office 01885 483440, DDI 01885 485528, Mobile 07506 296301 or e-mail your CV and covering letter TO jadinehuxtable@delacyexecutive.co.uk. Thank you.

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Summary

  • Ref: JH025
  • Type: Farm/Unit/Forestry/Yard Manager
  • Salary: An attractive package is offered with an attractive three-bedroom house, located on the farm.
  • Location: UK. Willing to relocate to most UK locations, SW ENGLAND,