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Calf Rearer – Crewkerne, Somerset

Job Category: Calf Rearer
Job Type: Full Time Permanent
Job Location: Somerset
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per year
Job Requirements: 1 year calving experience Full UK Driving License UK Right to Work

Job description

Calf Rearer – Haselbury Plucknett, Crewkerne, Somerset

An exciting opportunity has risen for a Calf Rearer to join our calving unit in Crewkerne, Somerset.

Our Farm

We are a family-owned mixed farm, who have been milking and caring for dairy cows for over 90 years. The dairy herd consists of 1,850 milking cows plus replacement heifers and they are calved all year round, with a team in place overseeing the calves and maternity side of the farm. All our data & records are kept using Uniform, CowConnect and BoviSync. Our milk is supplied to Arla TSDG, whilst also being an Arla regenerative pilot farm since last Autumn and supporting other pilot farms.

The farm owner has been recognised within the industry by being Farmers Weekly dairy farmer of the year in 2010, RABDF gold cup winner in 2015, Farm Business of the Year at the Food and Farming awards in 2015 and Tesco TSDG Farmer of the Year 2017.

Your role

Working within our Youngstock team, you’ll be responsible for

  • The development and care of all our calves.
  • You’ll be feeding, de-horning, treating the animals with antibiotics when required.
  • You’ll also be record keeping and ensuring all computer records are maintained.
  • Vaccinating and weighing the calves.
  • Ensuring the farm is kept tidy & safe to operate. Cleaning milk feeding equipment and mucking out calf pens
  • Reporting any observations to the senior team

You

You’ll be a positive and easy going person, with a high attention to detail and excellent communication skills. You’ll have some experience working with calves, a keen eye for prevention and early detection of calf health issues and have a passion for the welfare and development of our calves. Above all, you’ll be a self-starter who is keen to continue to develop your skills and are ready to play your part in our busy team.

There is also an opportunity for you to develop your skills and progress into a Lead Calf Rearer position. You will need to demonstrate a great understanding of the calving and calf rearing process and have a passion for calves and people.

The benefits

We’ll provide a competitive salary based on your previous experience, regular time off, company pension and a commitment to your training and development. We may have accommodation available depending on your circumstances.

Location

The farm is based in Crewkerne, Somerset with excellent schools, leisure and shops nearby.

If you think you can help as a Calf Rearer or a Lead Calf Rearer, then apply now!

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £30,000.00-£35,000.00 per year

Benefits:

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

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