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Temporary Calf Rearer (Autumn Calving) – Market Drayton, Shropshire

Job Category: Calf Rearer
Job Type: Full Time Temporary
Job Location: Shropshire
Salary: £13.00 - £15.00 per hour
Job Requirements: 1 year calviing or youngstock experience Full UK Driving License UK Right to Work
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Temporary Calf Rearer, 20th July – 20th September 2024

Norton-In-Hales, Market Drayton, Shropshire

We are looking for a Calf Rearer to join our team through our Autumn block calving season between 20th July – 20th September.

Our Farm

Our farm is 172 Hectares based in the picturesque village of Norton in Hales operating a paddock based grazing system for an Autumn block calving herd of 350 Friesian cross-bred cows milking twice daily through a 30:60 herringbone parlour with ACR’s.

The farm breeding focus is a 10-week Calving block, the herd calves out onto grass, with 90% of cows calving in the first 6 weeks of the block, with all replacements home reared.

Your Role

As a Calf Rearer, your roles and responsibilities will include but won’t be limited to:

  • The development and care of all our calves.
  • You’ll be feeding, de-horning and 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
  • Adhering to health and safety regulations at all times

This is a full-time position, working roughly 55 hours per week between the hours of 7am – 5pm on a 6 day week.


You will have previous experience working with calves and are ready to get working straight away. You will be an organised and caring individual who shares our passion for cows and the farm. This role would suit someone who is looking to gain some more experience in calving or looking for something in between roles.

The Benefits

In return, we will ensure that our staff are cared for, whilst offering excellent working conditions and an aim of having time off over the weekend. We can also offer a competitive hourly rate alongside a supportive working environment, allowing you to achieve your personal goals.

There is no accommodation with this role, so you will need to live within a commutable distance.


Our farm is based in the picturesque village of Norton-In-Hales 4 miles North East of Market Drayton. With great Leisure, pubs, restaurants and shops nearby.

If you possess these attributes we are looking for, together with your experience to date that would prove invaluable, we will very much welcome the opportunity to meet you and to discuss your application as a Calf Rearer further.

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