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Herdsperson – Marchamley, Shrewsbury

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

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Job description

Herdsperson – Marchamley, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Herdsperson to join our dairy in Marchamley, Shrewsbury.

We are happy to discuss the option of part-time work for the right individual.

Our Farm

We are a family owned grazing farm covering 400 acres which consists of 350 Autumn calved cows which are milked twice a day through a 32-point rotary parlour. The cows are bred using Viking genetics. The milk produced goes into our artisan and traditional cheeses and whey butter, which are made on the farm in one of the last ‘farmhouse’ cheese dairy’s left.

The farm has undergone a conversion towards a more regenerative and sustainable way of farming.

Your Role

As a Herdsperson you will be supporting the team with the smooth running of the dairy unit. Roles and responsibilities will include:

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

– Milking to a high standard as part of a team and ensuring the parlour is kept clean and safe to operate.

– Treating & identifying illnesses and informing the senior team of any observations.

– Keeping basic records and compliance up to date.

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

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

– Keeping the overall farm tidy and safe to operate.

– General stockperson & yard work and machine maintenance

Overall upholding the high standards and expectations of the business.

Qualifications & Licenses required

– A full UK Driving license.

– Proof of UK right to work

– Foot trimming & AI qualification preferred

– Telehandler & Forklift License preferred

The successful candidate will:

– Demonstrate previous experience in dairy farming, especially experience in milking

– Share our passion for cows and the wider business

– Have quality organisational skills and high attention to detail

– Bring a positive energy and confidence to the team

– Demonstrate excellent hygiene standards

The Benefits

– 3 Bedroom Semi Detached house

– Flexible working rota

– Competitive salary depending on your experience

– A role where you can develop your career with given training and support


We are based near the beautiful village of Marchamley, Shropshire, the nearest town being Whitchurch where you can find all your local amenities

If you think you would like a career with us as a Herdsperson, then please get in touch.


Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: From £33,000.00 per year


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


  • Day shift
  • Flexitime
  • Holidays
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability

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