Farm Management Trainee/Placement

at Buitelaar Group
Location Frome, Somerset, United Kingdom
Date Posted 05/05/2022
Category Agriculture
Temporary Opportunities
Job Type Temporary Vacancies
Closing Date Apply ASAP
Download/s 6-May-Buitelaar-Farm-Manager-Trainee-Placement-Opportunity.pdf 288.05 kB


How to Apply

A new and exciting position has arisen for a Trainee/placement student to join our newly developed trial farm down in Somerset, near Frome.

Long Lane Development farm is a Buitelaar owned professional rearing facility, offering huge opportunity for a young, ambitious individual wanting to progress in their career.

The 2019 acquisition and continued investment and development at the farm, offers a state-of-the-art facility, with huge opportunity for education, on-farm trials and research and development.

Daily tasks include, but are not limited to:

Record Keeping:

 Completion & upkeep of farm records including trial work processes &
procedures in line with pre agreed protocols including:
o Vaccinations
o Disbudding

Managing milk feeding:

 Timings
 Milk feed plans
 Weaning procedures
 Managing required staffing levels in line with calf intakes

Selecting calves:

 Assisting farm manager in selecting calves for licenses and orders with the
aim to select calves while the farm manager is on leave

Health management:

 Work alongside supply chain vets to develop and apply health plan measures
 Following and ensuring health plans are adhered to, identifying sick animals, following treatment protocols
 Identifying areas of improvement to management of treatment protocols


 Understanding the concentrate feeding routine, ration transition protocols,
cake to blend, higher protein cake to lower etc.
 Working with supply chain nutritionists to develop feed plans

Shed preparation:

 Steam cleaning
 Cleaning of feeding and management equipment
 Disinfection of pens in preparation for new batches of calves


 Upkeep of general farm hygiene and maintenance
 Engaging in farm tours with customers, suppliers, guests and relevant

For full details, please see download.

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