Reference Number: 02775
|Job Role||Assistant Herdsperson/General Farm Worker in Co Kilkenny Ref: 2775|
|The Farm||This is a well established farm with 200 holstein cows. Located in South Kilkenny it is in the heart of top class dairying country. A perfect location not far from Kilkenny or Waterford city this position offers the opportunity to fine tune your dairying skills in a target orientated and challenging environment where the standard is excellence. Milking in done in a 20 unit herringbone parlour.|
|The Role||As Assistant Herdsman on this herd you will be responsible for all aspects of the day to day running of the farm. Working closely alongside the farm owner the duties will be shared. However it is expected that within a very short space of time you will be comfortably able to run the milking operation from A-Z without the need for ongoing supervision.As you settle into your role other typical dairying duties will fall into your ambit such as feeding stock, animal husbandry,calving, calf rearing and other duties associated with running a top end modern dairying operation.|
|The Applicant||Needed here is a self starter with a good bank of dairying farming knowledge already accumulated. A person who is prepared to get on with the job, work well in a small farm team and be flexible in his/her approach to working hours.It is essential that applicants are in possession of a clean driving licence as some of the farm is in another block and regular travel from platform to platform is a feature of this Assistant Herdsmans duties.
|Accommodation||There is a comfortable 2 bed house available with this job. The house is located 2 kilometers distant from the farm so applicants really should have access to some form of motorised transport
A salary range of between 26,000 and 28,000 is envisaged.