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Herdsperson – Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Job Category: Herdsperson
Job Type: Full Time Permanent
Job Location: Shropshire
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per year
Job Requirements: 2 Years Dairy Experience Full UK Driving License UK Right to Work

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Job description

Herdsperson – Shrewsbury, Shropshire

We have an exciting Herdsperson role available on our progressive organic dairy farm near Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

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

Our Farm

We are an organic PWAB certified farm set across 650 acres, with a grass-based herd of 300 Friesians. Our herd is milked twice a day in our 24/48 herringbone parlour which has in-parlour ACR, auto feeding, auto shedding gates, auto footbath and auto heat detection. We are averaging 5,500 litres with our milk supplied to Organic Herd. We operate a spring block calving system, and all our data records are kept by InterHerd+ and Farm Wizard.

We are an award-winning farm, that has won Organic Farmer of the Year in 2008 and 2015 with Omsco as well as runner-up in 2017 for Dairy Farmer of the Year with Farmers Weekly.

Your Role

As a Herdsperson, your roles and responsibilities will include:

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

– Operating the paddock grazing system and working with the farm owner to manage this.

– Milking to a high and consistent standard.

– Working with the farm owner to maintain records, ensuring data is kept up to date and used to benefit the herd’s wellbeing.

– Treating & identifying illnesses and informing the farm owner of any observations.

– Basic tractor and machine operation

– Keeping the farm overall tidy & safe to operate

– General farm maintenance & fencing.

A full UK Driving license and proof of UK right to work is required for this role and a Telehandler ticket is desirable.

Foot-trimming and AI qualifications are preferred; however, training can be provided.


You will need to:

– Be reliable with good timekeeping, who is passionate about cow welfare.

– Possess the ability to self-start and work on your initiative.

– Have experience milking and spotting/treating illnesses.

– Enjoy being on the farm and have a progressive outlook on organic dairy farming.

– Have excellent communication skills and the desire to uphold positive work relationships.

The Benefits

– Competitive Salary

– 3-bedroom, farm-owned semi-detached cottage, walking distance from the farm with its own private garden.

– A passionate and friendly team who are committed to regenerative farming, staff training, and development.


The farm is located 5 miles outside of Shrewsbury in the village of Longnor, set within the stunning Shropshire hills.

We have a local primary school rated outstanding by Ofsted, as well as shops and local amenities close by.

If you are looking to develop your career as a Herdsperson or take the step into organic farming, we would love to hear from you.

Applications with a cover letter explaining why you would like to work on our farm as a Herdsperson will get preference.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: £32,000.00-£36,000.00 per year

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