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Assistant Herdsperson – Cheshire

Job Category: Assistant Herdsperson
Job Type: Full Time Permanent
Job Location: Cheshire
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per year
Job Requirements: 2 Years Dairy Experience Full UK Driving License UK Right to Work

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Assistant Herdsperson – Cheshire

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

We are currently looking for an Assistant Herdsperson to join our award-winning dairy farm in Cheshire!

Our Farm

We are a family farm covering around 600 acres, currently milking 500 cross-bred part-grazing cows on our main unit with 300 youngstock housed and raised in a separate unit nearby. Our beef calves are sold privately or to Market Drayton livestock market. The herd is milked three times per day through a 20/40 rapid exit parlour and they calved all year round.

In 2016 we set up The Milkshack selling Raw Milk from a vending machine. We now also sell Pasteurised Milk, milkshakes, cheese, Eggs, cakes, butter and many other goodies. We are extremely passionate about animal welfare and do everything in our power to keep our cows happy and healthy.

We have invested heavily in our farm and our people. We believe passionately in the dairy farming industry and have been recognised with numerous awards.

Your Role

As an Assistant Herdsperson you will be working closely with the Herd Manager to ensure our high standards of hygiene, cow health and welfare are maintained. Some daily responsibilities will include but won’t be limited to;

– Milking as part of a team to a high and consistent standard.

– Supporting the daily management of the herd and ensuring animal welfare is the top priority, identifying any lame cows and raising this to senior management.

– Maintaining records and ensuring data is kept up to date using Uniform.

– Keeping the farm overall tidy & safe to operate, adhering to health and safety protocols

– Liaising with vets, auditors and suppliers for the farm

– Treating & identifying illnesses such as mastitis and informing the Herd Manager of any observations

– General Farm work including maintenance, scraping and mucking out.

– Supporting the team with dry cow management, calving cows and colostrum protocols.

A full UK driving license and proof of UK right to work are required for this role. A telehandler license and a Foot trimming qualification are both preferred, but not essential.


You will need to demonstrate experience in agriculture, but we are willing to invest in the right individual with the required training. Experience in dairy and all-year-round calving is preferred, but a person’s behaviours and values are just as important as experience to us. This is a role where you can develop your current skills, whilst also learning new abilities along the way. You would be a highly motivated individual who is enthusiastic about supporting us in moving the farm forward as a team.

The Benefits

We believe in creating the best working conditions for our staff, including sensible working hours, flexible rotas and competitive pay. This role does not come with accommodation currently, but this could be available in the future.

Overall, we are a people business and we want to invest in our team, supporting you with different courses, qualifications and training that will assist your personal goals and development.


The farm is located in Cheshire. With schools, leisure and pubs nearby, whilst also having great access to the M6 via the A500.

If you believe you can help us as an Assistant Herdsperson, please apply or get in touch.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £28,000.00-£33,000.00 per year


  • Company pension
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking
  • Sick pay

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