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Calf Rearer – Tarporley, Cheshire

Job Category: Calf Rearer
Job Type: Full Time Permanent
Job Location: Cheshire
Salary: From £33000 per year
Job Requirements: 1 year calving experience Full UK Driving License UK Right to Work

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Job description

Calf Rearer – Clotton, Tarporley, Cheshire

We are looking for a Calf Rearer to join our dairy team near Tarporley, Cheshire.

Our Farm

We are a mixed family Dairy farm in Cheshire covering 980 acres with mixed grass, wheat & maize, on farm. Our dairy herd consists of 700 pedigree Holstein cows with 600 youngstock, who are milked three times per day on a 40/40 herringbone parlour, with Auto ID, ADF. Our cows are averaging 12,900 litres with each cow producing 42 litres per day, our herd is housed all year round. We operate on an all-year-round calving system with the dairy enterprise integrated into the arable operations. Our milk is supplied through a Muller Tesco contract and our data & records are completed using Uniform.

Your role

As a Calf Rearer, you will be supporting all calving operations, with roles and responsibilities including but not limited to:

– The development and care of all our calves.

– You’ll be feeding, vaccinating and treating the animals with antibiotics when required.

– You’ll also be record keeping and ensuring all computer records are maintained.

– Monitoring the calving yard and collecting new borns.

– Colostrum collection and management

– Ensuring the farm is kept tidy & safe to operate. Cleaning milk feeding equipment and mucking out calf pens

– Reporting any observations to the senior management team

– Supporting other farm requirements when needed

Qualifications & Licenses required

– A full UK Driving license.

– Proof of UK right to work

Your Requirements:

– Previous experience in calving is required, but an eagerness to learn and develop within a forward-thinking and progressive business is just as equally important.

– You will need to demonstrate a great understanding of calving and the calf rearing process and have a passion for calves and people.

– Have the experience and skills to manage colostrum and overall animal welfare

– Posses a can-do, positive working attitude with a willingness to support others and communicate effectively

– Be a reliable, punctual and trustworthy individual who wants to succeed

The Benefits

– Competitive salary based on your experience

– Holiday, a flexible working rota and a pension scheme.

– On-site accommodation

– Career development and progression to achieve your personal goals


Our farm is based in Tarporley, Cheshire with excellent schools, leisure and shops nearby.

If you think you can help us as a Calf Rearer, we’d like to hear from you.

Applications with a cover letter will receive priority.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: From £33,000.00 per year


  • Free parking
  • Housing allowance
  • On-site parking
  • Relocation assistance


  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Weekend availability

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