Reference Number: 02659
|Job Role||Assistant Herd Manager in Co Westmeath Ref: 2659|
|The Farm||The work environment is complete with all modern infrastructure and facilities. This company is rapidly expanding with a progressive attitude towards farming in the 21st century. We will continue to invest in the latest technology, scientific research and committed people. Our ambitious growth strategy relies on recruiting, developing and retaining the most talented people available within the agricultural industry.
|The Role||A full-time position is available within an expanding herd of 550 dairy cows.
Responsibilities with guidance from farm management include:
Milking operation, Following consistent animal-friendly milking procedures, monitoring milk manager program, ensuring clean hygienic milking equipment.
Grassland management - grass measurement, budgeting, allocation, Stock management - implementing the agreed plan for calving, calf rearing and breeding. Recording health and veterinary events.Light Machinery duties- Feeding cattle and shed clearingMaintenance- fencing, cleaning etc.Herd recording and administrationWorking with existing farm staff both full and part-time.Reports- Weekly meetings and regular reports to farm management.
|The Applicant||Our client is seeking a candidate with two years of on-farm experience with a high-performance herd.
Qualification of Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Agriculture (Dairy Herd Management programme)
|Accommodation||1 bedroom house located on the farm.
Fantastic opportunity to work on modern forward-thinking dairy business.