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Calf Rearer – Tittleshall, Norfolk

Job Category: Calf Rearer
Job Type: Full Time Permanent
Job Location: Norfolk
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Job Requirements: 3 Years Dairy Experience Full UK Driving License UK Right to Work

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Job description

Calf Rearer – Tittleshall, King’s Lynn, Norfolk

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Calf Rearer to support our dairy unit in King’s Lynn, Norfolk.

Our Farm

Our farm consists of two dairy units, around 1.5 miles apart. The combined herd is made up of 700 autumn block calving cows who are milked twice a day through a 24/48 swing-over parlour, with the milk supplied to Arla. All records and data are kept up to date using Uniform and Cow Manager. We have an engaged team of roughly 8 people with a mixture of full-time and part-time, we have monthly catchups and decide as a team how we can reach and hit our targets.

Your Role

As a Calf Rearer, you will be working with the existing calving team and supporting with the youngstock. There will be times where you will need to support with Milking and other farm duties. The main roles and responsibilities will be:

– The development and care of all our calves.

– You’ll be feeding, de-horning and treating the animals with antibiotics when required

– Vaccinating and weighing the calves

– Keeping the highest standards of cleanliness & hygiene to support excellent calf health

– Colostrum collection and management

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

– Keeping the farm overall tidy & safe to operate

– Reporting any observations to the senior management team

– Actively joining team meetings and discussion groups

– Milking to a high and consistent standard when required

– Completing other farm tasks where needed

– Train and teach students through calving

Qualifications & Licenses required

– A full UK Driving license.

– Proof of UK right to work

Your Requirements

– You will need to demonstrate experience in calf rearing and working with youngstock.

– You will be a hard-working, enthusiastic person who has strong communication skills with others and is happy to adapt.

– We are looking for someone who is a self-starter who can work on their own initiative to ensure the success of the calving operation.

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

– You must share our passion and care for cows

The Benefits

– Competitive salary based on your experience

– 3-Bedroom cottage on site.

– Working 6 days on 1 day off, while working 1 in 3 weekends.

– Opportunities for progression and training

– We allow all team members to be heard, discussing as a team issues and solutions to achieve the best results.

Location

The farm is located in the village of Tittleshall and is close to Litcham and Fakenham. There are also good schools, leisure, pubs and shops nearby.

If you’re looking for a new challenge as a Calf Rearer we would love to hear from you.

Applications with a cover letter will get preference.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: £30,000.00-£35,000.00 per year

Benefits:

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

Schedule:

  • 10 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Weekend availability

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