Assistant Herd Manger

at P & S Harris Ltd
Location Racecourse Farm, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31 2AZ, Bodmin, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Date Posted 06/11/2023
Category Agriculture
Food and Fresh Produce
Placements
Job Type Temporary Vacancies
Closing Date 15/12/23
Start Date July 2024
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Description

How to Apply

We are Racewood Holsteins a family run dairy farm in Cornwall. We run 220 cows yielding 10,000 average, AYR calving & TMR fed. We rear all our own replacements and beef from the herd to stores. We farm 400 acres and grow all our own forage including 100 acres maize/wholecrop.

The successful candidate will have an integral part in helping to manage the pedigree herd, providing comprehensive support to the existing team. You will be a key part in a successful and progressive business and will be given opportunities to expand your knowledge base. You will engage in meetings with the farm Nutritionist and fortnightly Vet PD visits. You will be given full access to the farm’s costings and breeding records. During your placement you will be expected to identify an area of farm management in need of improvement. You will prepare a written report, present it to the team and oversee implementation. Your daily duties will include milking, calf feeding, scraping, bedding, loading the feeder wagon, shifting electric fences and general stock work. Some tractor work will be required as we farm on split sites, our slurry and silage are undertaken by contractors but there will be some tractor field work as time allows.

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