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Trainee Herd Manager – Cheriton, Hampshire

Job Category: Trainee Herd Manager
Job Type: Full Time Permanent
Job Location: Hampshire
Salary: £33000 - £38000 per year
Job Requirements: 2 Years Dairy Experience Full UK Driving License UK Right to Work

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Job description

Trainee Herd Manager – Cheriton, Hampshire

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Trainee Herd Manager to join our team in Cheriton, Hampshire.

This is a trainee role, where you can learn from the current management team and develop your existing skills.

Our Farm

We are a family owned dairy farm near Alresford, with a herd size of 600 cows. Our cows are milked twice a day on a 20/40 Swing-over parlour, which we are looking to upgrade in the near future. We aim to get the highest quality milk through our forage and with our cows grazing in the second half of lactation. We are an all year-round calving farm, with cow health and welfare being our top priority. We are always looking to progress and move the farm forward, with new ideas and ways of developing.

Your role

As a Trainee Herd Manager, you will be working closely with the Farm Manager to develop your career and progression in dairy farming. Working closely with the existing team with the overall running of the dairy unit.

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

– Tractor & Machinery operating

– Keeping the overall farm tidy and safe to operate.

– Working with the farm manager to understand how to effectively lead a team

– Milking to a high and consistent standard

– Learning the processes of grass management & budgeting

– Keeping basic records and compliance up to date

– Assisting the team with dry cow management, calving cows, cell count, colostrum protocols and fertility.

– General stock person work and maintenance.

Qualifications & Licenses required

– A full UK Driving license.

– Proof of UK right to work

Your Requirements

– You will need to demonstrate knowledge in agriculture. You will also need to show basic foundation skills in dairy farming.

– Be a confident and focused individual who is willing to learn

– Posses the ability to be organised and have a high attention to detail

– Be motivated, adaptable, and passionate in agriculture.

– Share our passion and care for cows

The Benefits

– 3-Bedroom cottage which allows pets and is only 500 metres from the farm

– We are also looking to offer a better work-life balance with a 5 day working week alongside flexible time off.

– Competitive salary depending on your experience

– Training, support and development for your ongoing goals and targets


Our farm is based in Cheriton, Hampshire with schools, leisure and shops nearby.

If you think you can help us as a Trainee Herd Manager, we’d like to hear from you.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: £33,000.00-£38,000.00 per year


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


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

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