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Assistant Herdsperson
Chris | Westmeath | 35 days ago | Report Issue
Company Name : Deelside Farm
Position Advertised : Assistant Herdsperson
Job Description :
Company Bio : Dairy Share-Farming Partnership
How to Apply :
Closing Date : 30/11/2021

Following the formation of Deelside Farm in 2021, an exciting Share-farming Venture in Co. Westmeath, an exciting position has arisen to join our team as a herdsperson. Close to many big towns such as Mullingar (15 mins) and Kells (20 Mins) and only an hour from Dublin. Facilities have been updated to facilitate the expanding cow numbers and to ensure a good work life-balance for all staff. This includes a 20 unit De-Laval milking parlour; complete with auto plant wash, auto drafting system, and a new cubicle shed planned for 2022 to ensure all cows can be housed and fed under one roof. Large straw bedded calving shed & auto calf feeder for calf rearing. We are a grass-based system and block calve our cows in Feb & March. Key roles of the job will include: Milking, Grassland management & feed allocation, Animal health & husbandry, taking Responsibility for any aspect of the farm, and finally to be mindful to implement aspects of all Health and Safety on the farm. Machinery operation – Beneficial to have some machinery experience but not essential, as most machinery work will be completed by contractors. For the successful applicant you will be involved in a forward-thinking business where you will be working as part of a team in an enjoyable & learning environment with great scope for development. Good communication and attitude are very important for this role. We offer training and mentoring in all aspects of the role and gladly invest time to improve skill sets in all areas. We offer an enjoyable environment to work in and an excellent working roster with lots of time off. We offer an attractive salary. Unfortunately no accommodation is provided, however there is some excellent options in the local town of Delvin. If you want to find out more about this position call 086-3027665 for all other details. Initially the position will be for a 6 month period, which has the possibility to expand into a full-time role.

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