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Assistant Dairy Manager – Pembridge, Herefordshire

Job Category: Assistant Dairy Manager
Job Type: Full Time Permanent
Job Location: Herefordshire
Salary: £35000-£40000 per year
Job Requirements: 3 Years Dairy Experience Full UK Driving License UK Right to Work

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Job description

Assistant Dairy Manager – Pembridge, Leominster, Herefordshire

We are seeking an Assistant Dairy Manager to join our team in Pembridge, Leominster.

You will be working directly for the farm, not through REAL Success.

Our Farm

Our family-run farm in the Arrow Valley of Herefordshire comprises of a 600-cow autumn block calving, grass-based dairy herd milked through a rotary parlour. The dairy herd is made up of robust easy calving animals based on the New Zealand style of grassland management and breeding. We also run a 500kw anaerobic digester which uses all our dairy slurry along with manure from our broiler chicken unit and some purpose grown crops to generate electricity and heat. We work closely with our neighboring farms and manage around 400ha at this unit. We also run a herd of horned Hereford cattle consisting of 20 breeding cows.

Our farm sets the highest standards to be best we can possibly be, supporting our team to succeed.

Your role

As the Assistant Dairy Manager, you will be working closely with the current Dairy Manager, supporting with the overall cow operation. AI & Foot trimming experience is preferred but not essential, other roles and responsibilities include.

– Daily management of the herd and ensuring animal welfare is the top priority.

– Implementing the agreed Financial Budget and the Strategic Plan for the farm with the dairy manager

– Supporting the Dairy manager in achieving the farm production targets, including milk production, Improving cow genetics and the breeding of the dairy herd

– Assisting with dry cow management, calving cows and colostrum protocols.

– Liaising with Vets, nutritionists and consultants for the farm.

– Keeping the overall farm tidy and safe to operate. Ensuring health and safety legislations are met daily.

– Farm site & machinery maintenance

– Keeping basic records and compliance up to date.

A full UK driving license and a UK right to work are required for this role.

We are also offering a work life balance, with a working pattern of 7 days on and 3 days off, with Holidays.

You

– The right person will need to demonstrate experience in dairy management and agriculture, whilst also sharing the same values as our farm.

– We are looking for an individual who is able to lead and communicate effectively with their team, always looking for new ways to improve.

– You will need to be able to take on responsibility, adapt when needed and always be on the front foot.

The Benefits

We will provide a competitive salary based on your experience and a excellent 3-bed house. You will be joining a passionate and supportive working environment, with everyone willing to educate and develop the team. Allowing you to develop your existing skills and knowledge, as we will provide support in your future goals.

Location

Our farm is situated a mile outside the Black & White village of Pembridge, in the heart of the North Herefordshire countryside.

If you think you can help us as a Assistant Dairy Manager, we’d like to hear from you.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: £35,000.00-£40,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Company pension
  • Free parking
  • Housing allowance
  • On-site parking
  • Relocation assistance
  • Sick pay

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